Note To Self posts!

Note To Self posts!

Hi, SHWM!

Thank you for being here! We are so excited about Note To Self and hearing from so many of you has been AWESOME. In case you missed them, here are some of the letters posted so far (more at the NTS blog!):

P.S. Attached is a picture from that night. Hold on to it and remember to let the bad things wash over you.

Accept that you are, after all, holy…

Hey me.

Most of all, I want you to…

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P.S. Attached is a picture from that night. Hold on to it and remember to let the bad things wash over you.

yournotetoself:

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Dear Fifteen Year Old Me,

    You are in for quite the year. People are going to die, which is going to feel like the end of the world. You’re going to realize that the reason things aren’t working with your boyfriend is because you like girls. But worst will be the downward spiral of depression and anxiety, when you’ll feel like you are close to ending it yourself. But when you’re at the darkest moments, I want you to think of this story I have for you.

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Andrea’s Piece For The Body Is Not An Apology!

Andrea’s Piece For The Body Is Not An Apology!

Dear SHWM,

Hello! Thank you for being here today! It’s no secret that we are super fans of The Body Is Not An Apology (TBINAA) and its founder, the incredible Sonya Renee.

TBINAA, with its mission of radical self-love, recently launched a new campaign, #WhenWeSayYES. Andrea’s essay was submitted as part of this campaign and we hope it helps you find new ways to say YES to your body, YES to…

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Wise Words: Albert Camus

Wise Words: Albert Camus

In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized, through it all…that in the middle of winter, I finally found that within me there lies an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how…

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In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized, through it all…that in the middle of winter, I finally found that within me there lies an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger—something better, pushing right back.
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Albert Camus

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"Most of all, I want you to know that you are not alone in this world. " →

yournotetoself:

Dear 12 Year Old Me,

I know you feel like the dumbest person in the entire world when you don’t get all of your spelling words right. I know your stomach ties itself in more knots than the ones on your sneakers when mom doesn’t answer her phone. I know that you feel the same way way about the…

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Reason To Stay Here: Wise Words from Kid President <3

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Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
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Dale Carnegie (via oomshi)

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"I Trust My Heart." - A guest post from Caleb.

“I Trust My Heart.” – A guest post from Caleb.

Hi, SHWM!

We’re so glad you’re here. Thank you! Today’s post is another from Caleb, SHWM’s wonderful guest blogger. Take it away, Caleb!

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Dear SHWM,

It is so easy sometimes to retreat back in to the safety of dealing with struggles on your own. I know that is certainly something I do at times. I know how scary it can feel opening yourself up to the uncertainty of letting yourself have the…

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