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What Do I Have To Offer?

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You know what’s hard?

When you write for a company that promotes being worth loving and yet you so often forget your value.

It’s not just me. It’s so many of my friends as well.

We so often forget that as individuals we have so much to offer the world.

I believe that it happens most often when we are “rejected”. I use this term very loosely because I think it carries a lot of weight and connotation that is negative. What I mean is that any time the person doesn’t want to date you any longer, or the job you really want doesn’t feel you’re the right fit, it becomes a very personal experience. It’s as if we lose perspective and the understanding that our value and self-worth is not impacted by the person we are dating or the job that we are doing.

 We all have a story to tell, a journey we are on, an impact we will make on this world. Your story will be written one day at a time by the actions you take and the ways you respond to life’s circumstances. The journey will often only be seen in hindsight and yet the steps we take day by day carve the path that leads to our future. The impact made by you may not be seen by you, but know that your life counts.

I know that in that moment when the boy goes “you know I’m really more interested in you as friends” or the HR Manager at Company ABC sends you the email which always begins with “Thank you for your application and interest to our company, but…” I can often take it as failure.

It’s time that we stop this thinking and instead take these moments not as signs of failure or rejection, instead we see them as gates leading us to a better fit, a bigger opportunity, a place where we can flourish.

I’ve learned that simply because someone may not want me doesn’t mean I’m not lovable. I’ve learned that because a job is not mine only means that there is something where I’m better suited to and where I can make a bigger impact.

Every time I’ve been “rejected,” another door has opened. It’s only when I look back that I see what I have been protected from or the benefits of where I am now.

Our minds are powerful instruments. Next time someone, be it a boy, a girl or an HR Manager, sends us a “Thank you, but no thank you letter” let that not make us feel like ‘less thans’, but see it as an opportunity to say “heck yes” to something better.

We are so worth loving.

Written and loved on by Michelle Plett

P.S. If you or someone you know is in need to share a story with us, don’t hesitate to email us at submissions@soworthloving.com and you can impact others with your story. 

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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

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photos by Morgan Blake

the notes we receive when someone orders a So Worth Loving shirt is incredible. haha. For instance one said: 
Special instructions, aye. Hm… To whomever is reading this: next time you visit the restroom, as you pause to wash your hands, look up at the the mirror, look into your eyes and give yourself a genuine compliment. 
Photo by Sara Gatlin Photography High-res

the notes we receive when someone orders a So Worth Loving shirt is incredible. haha. For instance one said: 


Special instructions, aye. Hm… To whomever is reading this: next time you visit the restroom, as you pause to wash your hands, look up at the the mirror, look into your eyes and give yourself a genuine compliment. 

Photo by Sara Gatlin Photography

NEW POST! Click Here ”You are always going to have the opportunity to compare yourself to someone else but the exercise is futile. They have their own story, their own struggles and their own path to walk. Do not rely on someone else for your happiness. Find it in you. Celebrate yourself. Celebrate every achievement, accomplishment, goal that is reached. LOVE not where you are going but where you are and where you have come from.”
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NEW POST! Click Here You are always going to have the opportunity to compare yourself to someone else but the exercise is futile. They have their own story, their own struggles and their own path to walk. Do not rely on someone else for your happiness. Find it in you. Celebrate yourself. Celebrate every achievement, accomplishment, goal that is reached. LOVE not where you are going but where you are and where you have come from.”