So Worth Loving

hey family!

meet morgan blake.

She is a gem and joining our team for our 14 city US TOUR!!! 

I am so inspired by her outlook on life + her creativity. She just went on a recent adventure because she had always wanted to travel. Just pack up her bags a go! She traveled 9 cities by herself meeting friends and meeting strangers. 

We couldn’t help but think.. this is a perfect match. 

Morgan says:

"Traveling is something that has always gotten me excited. I learned that it was something that allowed me to feel so free after recently road-tripping to 9 cities. I learned that gifting myself with this trip I was loving myself. Allowing myself to be alone, to grow, to listen and just be me was the greatest thing I could’ve done."

free to be. is exactly what she experienced. honored she is on our team. so stinkin’ honored.  - much love, eryn

What are you freeing yourself from today? 
Check out our instagram and let us know!! If you do, you could win two… count them.. TWO of these motivating Free to Be posters! Just repost this picture on Instagram including: 
1. What you’re freeing yourself from!
2. Use the hashtag #freetobe
3. Leave your email in the comments below the picture! Winner will be chosen at random + emailed! Yay emails! 
(www.tour.soworthloving.com) High-res

What are you freeing yourself from today? 

Check out our instagram and let us know!! If you do, you could win two… count them.. TWO of these motivating Free to Be posters! Just repost this picture on Instagram including: 

1. What you’re freeing yourself from!

2. Use the hashtag #freetobe

3. Leave your email in the comments below the picture! Winner will be chosen at random + emailed! Yay emails! 

(www.tour.soworthloving.com)

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

Why Not?!

We are doing a special giveaway this month! 

A book kit. Complete with a book, gummy worms, tinsel, and a handwritten note form our team!

TO WIN::

Follow us on Instagram and comment below with your email and we will pick randomly!

About The Book: Safe People

"Too many of us have invested ourselves into relationships that left us deeply wounded. We’ve been abandoned or taken advantage of, and left with little to show for what we’ve given. We’ve lost our sense of security and personal value in the process. And what’s worse, we tend to either repeat the same mistakes of judgment over and over … Or else lock the doors of our hearts entirely and throw away the key. Why do we choose the wrong people to get involved with? Is it possible to change? And if so, where does one begin? Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend offer solid guidance for making safe choices in relationships, from friendships to romance. They help identify the nurturing people we all need in our lives, as well as ones we need to learn to avoid. Safe People will help you to recognize 20 traits of relationally untrustworthy people. Discover what makes some people relationally safe, and how to avoid unhealthy entanglements. You’ll learn about things within yourself that jeopardize your relational security. And you’ll find out what to do and what not to do to develop a balanced, healthy approach to relationships."