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Late V-Day :{

Firstly I want to start this post off with an apology.

I haven’t been posting like I wanted and I’m not giving this blog the attention I hoped to. I started this for a class and but I have hopes for this blog to be so much more. I’ve given up any prospects of winning my teacher’s ‘best post of the week’ because the subject that I chose to write on is for a very specific audience and not something everyone enjoys. I’m okay with that though. I write for my readers, the few of them that I have right now. I write for those who feel alone.  I write for those with a story to share. I write for those like me. I will post more and I hope you keep reading.

Even though I’m totally late and Valentine’s Day was two days ago, I know that that particular holiday can be especially painful for some. When some many of us have felt an empty space inside, devoid of any affection, a holiday all about lovers and love can be difficult to bear. The effects of Valentine’s Day sometimes linger way past Feb. 14.

On the blog of To Write Love on Her Arms, a national organization aimed at suicide prevention and awareness, a letter or “a vulnerable note written to today’s strange pink holiday” was posted and written on Valentine’s Day by TWLOHA’s founder Jamie Tworkowski. The letter was a heartfelt goodbye to all of the pain and loneliness associated with being alone on Valentine’s Day.

“To make a long story short, I think I’ve given you way too much power.  I let you scare me and I let you name me and I let you tell me what I’m worth.

I don’t want to do that anymore.”

In truth the post made me cry because it spoke the words I haven’t been able to formulate myself. It was like reading a page from my own heart.  I hope that it touches you like it touched me and I also hope that you will explore TWLOHA and what its site has to offer. Tworkowski is a powerful man. He came to Central Michigan last spring I got to hear him speak. Some of my friends got up and left because they found it boring but his story was so honest and his passion for his cause is so organic, it made a left an imprint on me. I’ve been attached to TWLOHA ever since.

If you ever feel ready to end it all and get sick of the pain, please make this call:

National suicide help lines

*1-800-SUICIDE

*1-800-237-TALK

You don’t have to suffer alone.

I also found a website that will allow you to look up any crisis centers in any state, just in case you feel more comfortable talking to someone closer to home.

Finally, I’ve decided that I will end each post with a quote, something that moves me or something I find worthy of sharing. This quote comes straight from TWOLHA’s twitter feed and it reads:

“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals…” -Unknown

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