So Worth Loving

We’ve been constantly talking about our tour, but we may not have explained what 'free to be' is enough. 
The goal is to get you to realize what is keeping you from being the true, beautiful person that you are. Once you realize that obstacle that’s blocking your awesomeness, you need to free yourself from it. 
You need to be free to be…. you. 

You are so amazing and delightful just because you were made that way! 

We just want you to see that too, and clean off any dirt that’s keeping you from truly shining that rad soul we love. 
What do you need to free yourself from? 
Self harm? Insecurity with appearance? Fear of rejection? Abuse? Neglect? Depression? Anxiety? Self hate? Molestation… or worse? 
What is it? 
Whatever it is, it’s time to be free,
because you really are so worth loving,
and you deserve to be free to be.
We love you.

We’ve been constantly talking about our tour, but we may not have explained what 'free to be' is enough. 

The goal is to get you to realize what is keeping you from being the true, beautiful person that you are. Once you realize that obstacle that’s blocking your awesomeness, you need to free yourself from it. 

You need to be free to be…. you. 

You are so amazing and delightful just because you were made that way! 

We just want you to see that too, and clean off any dirt that’s keeping you from truly shining that rad soul we love. 

What do you need to free yourself from? 

Self harm? Insecurity with appearance? Fear of rejection? Abuse? Neglect? Depression? Anxiety? Self hate? Molestation… or worse? 

What is it? 

  • Whatever it is, it’s time to be free,

because you really are so worth loving,

and you deserve to be free to be.

We love you.

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We have been to 7 cities so far and it has been unreal. I went into this tour not having any expectations other than the hopes to meet new people. I went into this surrendering any thought of what this could be and let what it should be happen.

Athens - Two Story Coffeehouse -you were awesome! Seeing 50 + people come through fueled me for the next few cities that were to come. 

Asheville - There we sat in the back room of an adorable local coffee shop “Waking Life Espresso”. 10 people sitting around talking about life and the struggle with anxiety, pain that home life caused, and what the future calls for us. 

Charlotte - you surprised me! I went into Charlotte thinking Not Just Coffee was it’s own little shop but was so stoked to learn that it was in a market that was neighbors to local businesses that were straight up genuine and passionate about what they did. 

Asheville - there we sat in the back room of an adorable local coffee shop “Waking Life Espresso”. 10 people sitting around talking about life and the struggle with anxiety, pain that home life caused, and what the future calls for us. 

Charlotte - you surprised me! I went into Charlotte thinking Not Just Coffee was it’s own little shop but was so stoked to learn that it was in a market that was neighbors to local businesses that were straight up genuine and passionate about what they did. 

Charleston - team was built and strong. we got to spend the day meeting up with a handful of people we knew and visited a coffee shop called Black Tap Coffee. Charleston was just what our team needed. Goofing around King st., meeting up with Jared and I’s past neighbor from our loft and talking about what is next. What do we want to do different. What do we want to do more of. 

Columbia - we hung out at a campus coffee shop + meeting students that are working towards making a difference. So inspiring and energizing to talk to students who are excited about life and what their career could be. So many times I think it’s easy to let the harsh facts of reality skew your creativity.  

Nashville - full of love. Daphne Willis did an incredible job singing her heart out. If you haven’t heard her stuff - you will thank me once you do! I had a handful of friends come up from Atlanta to support. I felt so stinkin’ loved and supported. There was a part of me that didn’t want to let them down. The evening was filled with meeting people that have been with us since day 1. We got to meet 60 + people that I have interacted with online but never got to hug and have a conversation face to face. I got to finally meet Kory Woodard!!!! This girl has been with us since the beginning. After skype calls and emails for 2 ish years - we finally got to meet. Kory is family to me. She has a special place in my heart. Trying to start SWL from the ground she was one that stood by me and said : whatever you need. The Ulmers hosted us and I left feeling so overwhelmed by their love and hospitality. They helped us set up, gave us a place to sleep, and cooked us the most amazing breakfast. When we left I am not gonna lie, I was sad to leave them. One our way out we got to visit Nisolo. My eyes drooled over their beautiful office and shoes. Their staff is now our friends. I adore their hearts and free spirit. 

St. Louis - DANG. I love you st. louis. I really love you. I have to be honest; traveling through a thunderstorm filled with hail + lightning + wind at 10 pm at night was not the best first impression but when we showed up to the most adorable street called “The Grove” we came upon our venue. The Rise Coffeehouse. I didn’t know there could be such an amazing host like Jessie. She welcomed us with open arms. Her heart for the community is so refreshing. So inspiring. She isn’t jaded by the small business struggle but her smile leaked out excitement and open arms. After our meet up we went to the loop of st. louis and I got to hang out with Jessi Champion. Jessi has been with us for 2 years and I had never met her. You know those really pretty photos you see on instagram? She designs some of those. To top it off… our friends Nate and Ali (who I met from instagram) joined our trip! They live in Kansas City but took a train to meet us in St. Louis. They documented st. louis and spontaneously dropped everything they are doing to join us for Dallas, Austin, and Houston! Unbelievable

I want to say THANK YOU! Thank you to those that drove hours to hang out with us and thank you for sharing your story with us. We have made forever friends in these cities.

We are headed to Dallas now and I can’t wait to see what these next 5 cities bring. Despite the politics you may see in life, the bottom line for me is that we are in this together. We all want people to feel worthy of love. There are people that want to work as a team to spread this message. I feel honored that I have stumbled upon these gems that want to be a part. I don’t take credit for starting a lifestyle brand. It’s a we thing.

love eryn

Come to our next meet up this weekend! Click here for details!

photos by Morgan Blake

EXCITING NEWS!

  

note from the founder:
[As you know our wonderful Micaela stepped down due to her roles in her new job. We were so sad to see her step down but so proud and excited for her and her future!! We will always be her cheerleaders!

After some time to think through things and see what was going to unfold for us, I am excited to introduce to you our newest family member + blog editor Karlye Hayes!]

note from our new blog editor:
Hello beautiful family! I’m Karlye. I am more than stoked about this new adventure with you guys!

So, I was told to give y’all a bit of a back story about my life. I have the physical capability of talking for hours so I’m just going to narrow down my stories to one specifically about So Worth Loving, and how it came into my life at the perfect time.

When I discovered So Worth Loving, I was going through a hardcore emotional healing process. While truly facing all of my struggles and overcoming them, hating myself was the hardest struggle to face.

I was very unhappy with my appearance and my distaste for myself grew into distaste for eating. Unfortunately my story isn’t very unique, but also that is more than fortunate! SWL helped me realize that.

It’s all about not only loving yourself, but also seeing that we are never alone. Knowing that we are not alone can help us relate to each other and produce true growth within ourselves and every path we walk through.

Since So Worth Loving came into my life, I bought more stuff than I probably should and went to any event I could go to. When I went to the Pre-Tour Party in Atlanta, that was when I knew that I wanted to do more than just watch other people make a difference with this amazing message. I wanted more than anything to be a part of this movement. It started with buying the merchandise, and now I’m talking to you via the SWL blog! Of course I still deal with this struggle, but each day, I am loving myself more and more.

Healing is a process, and I am so ecstatic to go through this process with all of you! Through this new journey we are taking, if you ever have questions about anything, don’t hesitate to ask! Just like talking to my grandmamma, we love talking to our family! Anyway, love you guys and can’t wait for the next post to bring us together again!!

You’re amazing,

Karlye


note from our team:
We wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for you. Our blog is so important. It’s why we exist; to bring community and empower others to know that they are NOT alone. You don’t have to be a pro at words and grammar to share your story. That is very important to us that you know that and don’t let it ever stop you from sharing yours with our community. You bring light to someone else tunnel. Can’t say it better. Interested in sharing your story? Email Karlye at : Submissions@SoWorthLoving.com

"Somehow this situation can and will be changed.

Let us not waIlow in the valley of despair. 

I say to you today, my friends, though, even though 

we face the difficulties of to today and tomorrow, I still have

a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American Dream.

I have a dream that one day day this nation will rise 

up, live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these 

truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” 

#freetobe 

read the full speech here

Shout out to our lovely Kory for making this pretty wallpaper for our desktop and phone for the month of JANUARY!!!! CLICK HERE to download! (will download as a zip however if you want it right away double click on calendar and save it to your phone as image)

Quote by Michelle Plett in her latest blog post with us.

Dark Moments



"It’s still snowing? Ok, I’m gonna get the shoveling started because it looks like it’s ending soon." I said. Mar just looked at me and gave me a small smile that said "Thank you." 

It’s amazing to me how even the faintest light reflects off of snow, making it very easy to see at night. I grabbed the shovel and began slowly and methodically cleaning the first part of the driveway, closest to the garage. As I fell into rhythm, the thoughts of the past few days slipped into the back of my mind for the first time. 

The past two weeks have been hard. I guess losing someone you love dearly is not supposed to be easy. It was an unexpected. An unexpected moment in life. When these moments have happened in my life, I typically react in one of two ways. Either, I find myself paralyzed, unable to act, or I begin to fill my minutes with activity, running full steam until I’m out of breath. Here in the evening, in the rhythm of my shoveling, I did something different. I slowed down and I took a breath.

As I paused, I sat down on the newly fallen snow, breathing in and out. It was then the person I had lost came to me and was a whisper in the falling snow. Four simple words, “Take care of her.” For the first time in days, I began to cry. Really cry. I held it together for my children and wife in hope of providing strength where they had none. Now it was my turn.

What I realized as I lay there in the snow was that in these unexpected moments, in these darkest of days I am never alone. The whisper proved that to me. As I let this sink in, I began to think about how many of our friends came and supported us, and how many friends reached out to us just to let us know that they are here if we need them. 

This life brings so much joy and so much pain. If you find yourself in an unexpected moment, please know that you are not alone. WE are always here to share in your pain and provide strength and encouragement in the quiet moments.


Post by Andy Ryan