Hey, everybody! Because of work and wedding planning, I’m aware how neglected this blog has been. I’ve returned, however, to tell you that I’ve decided to donate my birthday this year.
Anyone who knows me in real life, or anyone who has visited this blog during Septembers past, knows that I am passionate in supporting a nonprofit called To Write Love On Her Arms. In case you’re unfamiliar, though, this is an organization that helps people struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harm, addiction, and other struggles on a daily basis. Through blog posts, campaigns, merchandise sales, and outreach, TWLOHA directs and inspires people to live another day. They recently came out with a tool to research professional help resources in one’s local area.
My association with TWLOHA began in 2013 when I joined the since-ceased street team. I had struggled with mental health issues since middle school, and struggled to find reasons for living. I found TWLOHA and realized that life was worth living, and I was worth so much more than the darkness in my head. Since then, I have supported the organization through merchandise purchases, as well as sharing resources during suicide prevention campaigns. And now, my 27th birthday will be dedicated to paying the favor, even in a small way.
My goal is $500. It isn’t a lot when compared to other fundraising campaigns, and I don’t know what the turnout will be, but I want to try anyway. If you can’t donate, don’t worry! Still feel free to check out their website for daily inspiration and insight. If you would like to donate, though, here is where you can do so.
Thank you so much for reading and/or donating! I promise to do better in posting on this blog in the future once life gets less busy.