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I Was Depressed and Hurting Myself

It all started freshman year when for some odd reason, I just wasn’t happy with myself. I really struggled with how I viewed myself. No one knew about it except my boyfriend at the time.

I began struggling with self harm around this time too, making everything so difficult to deal with.

To put a cherry on top of the situation, about a year went by when my boyfriend dumped me and played me back and forth for about 4 months.

I was so scared to tell my mom everything that was going on with me because I was afraid she would hate me.

I continued being with my boyfriend because I thought I “loved” him. He threatened leaving me if I didn’t tell my mom about the depression, so I told her. She told me I didn’t have anything to be “depressed” about. We both fought like crazy for about 3 more months.

She took me to see a therapist, finally. She helped us both through everything. I finally dumped my boyfriend and decided I deserved better than him. I gave myself a new start, and about 3 months later, I met my current boyfriend.

Even after the therapy, I still struggled with my self harm from time to time. Luckily, my current boyfriend had and has done nothing but help me every step of the way through this. Thanks to him for not allowing me to deal with this alone, I am four months clean.

I tell my story to show people that things do get better and you can be happy too.

Written and loved on by Anna Reid

If you or a friend would like to submit your story to show someone that they aren’t alone in their struggling, send your word-love to submissions@soworthloving.com. 

Feature Friday (Featuring XK Macarons)

XK Macarons is an absolute amazing company that we love calling part of our family! The owner/founder Xanna Kidd, has not only helped brighten any events we have had with her delights, but she has also assisted with her beautiful face modeling our own products! 

Isn’t she a beaut? 

Anyway, her macarons have done nothing but cause Atlantans to want more, so you can soothe your craving by going to several local shops like: 

- Octane Coffee Bar

- Chattahoochee Coffee Company

- Mae’s Bakery

- Taproom Coffee

- Soda Salon

- Roam

- Land of A Thousand Hills Coffee

- Crafted Westside

She’s definitely taking over, so join the movement, and fall in love with her little gifts to the world! 

Go to XKmacarons.com for more information and flavor choices! 

We love you, XK! 

T H R O W B A C K  T H U R S D A Y

For the sake of #TBT, here is a lovely video of our very own, Eryn. 

Her music career is essentially what started So Worth Loving in the first place, so why not commemorate the journey? 

Listen and soak it in, because no matter if it is a #tbt or any other time, you are always beautiful, and you are always everything you need to be. 

Falling In Love

What if your true soul mate is yourself?

Over the last few years, I’ve had a desire to be more connected with people. It’s through those connections that I’ve learned of this amazing thread of continuity that connects us all, but what happens when you cross paths with someone for a brief moment and you find yourself instantly connected?
This happened to me recently. Is this person a soul mate? I’d like to think so. I’d also like to think that I have many soul mates in this world. People who just get you, and you get them on the deepest of levels. 
What if the person you need to fall in love with before anyone else, though, is you? 
When you hear this you might be thinking of words like conceited, vain, narcissistic, self-absorbed, or self-centered. We’ve all encountered people like this before.
No,
I’m talking about falling in love with yourself on a much deeper level, a soul mate level, and unconditional level.
It’s hard to get there. I certainly struggle with it, especially since the world gives us no help. But I’ll tell you something I’ve learned:
It’s very difficult for me to recognize my soul’s counterpoint without first recognizing myself, and in recognizing myself, I begin to understand what my soul seeks. 
So, what do you think? Is your true soul mate yourself?
Written and loved on by Andy Ryan

Feature Friday (Featuring: Danger Press)

Located in Atlanta, Ga, our family has reached our favorite screen-printing shop, Danger Press.

At DP, they always have the best intentions when helping us make our virtual designs become realities. They are more than helpful, and have loads of colors and styles that you can choose from, ensuring that your design, color and all, will be uniquely yours.

For a company that has worked with CNN and even MTV, we are so honored that we have been able to learn and grow intentional relationships with these awesome delights. Because of them, our personality has shown even more through our clothing items. 

They are the best, and we are so glad to have them be a part of the SWL family

If you are in need of anything screen-printed whether it be tees, posters, fabrics, etc., Danger Press is the place for you! Go online at DangerPress.com for more information, and to get started on sharing your version of love to the world.