That Awkward Moment When You Open A National E-Newsletter and See Your Face Staring Back at You

1976954_10203066445364876_2176036857001711839_nLast Saturday morning I was sitting in the hair salon on a rainy Saturday morning with red dye plastered on my head. My mom was in the chair next to me flipping through a magazine making comments about one of the Jenner sisters. My phone jingled-a friend of mine posted on my Facebook a screenshot of her Yahoo inbox, featuring my xoJane article (which was reprinted in Huffington Post Women). For those who know me, I’m rarely speechless. Well this was a rare occasion- you’re love life isn’t always on one of the world’s most popular websites is it?

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Needless to say round two of reactions began and shocked me. Over 400 emails, 21K likes, 1368 comments, and a few hundred more on the original essay. Not to mention the awesome new readers that wanted to know more about the girl who was insane/ballsy enough to write about the clusterfuck of her love life. And her highly intelligent cat.

The outpouring of support and encouragement moved me deeply. Apparently I’m not the only one going through the same experience. Of course there were cruel commentators- but as my girl Taylor Swift says- “Hater’s Gonna Hare, I’m Just Gonna Shake It Off’.

Here are some of the uplifting notes awesome strangers have sent.  


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Since this piece struck a nerve to so many people, Huffington Post Live asked me to be on their show tomorrow afternoon at 2:15 to chat about the article. I’ll be joining them via Google Hangout!

Today at the end of the day before leaving work, I checked my email and saw HuffPo sent out their daily digest. Opening it, I was shocked to see my face staring back at me. At first I thought it was a prank, then I had to made sure I was awake. The photo that’s hanging up on my parent’s fridge is now in the inbox of thousands. Gulp.

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Thank you for taking the time to read this, sharing your thoughts and for blowing my mind<3

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3 thoughts on “That Awkward Moment When You Open A National E-Newsletter and See Your Face Staring Back at You

  1. You’re completely hot. I’m probably not your type of guy. I dunno. I could be, but I would definitely give you winks and five stars and would certainly have replied if you had messaged me.

    Don’t give up, just keep at it. One day you’ll find the person who appreciates you. You’re cute, obviously very intelligent, and you’re funny. You seem nice, *and* sincere. To me that equals beautiful. You’re a beautiful person and if you were in the DC area I would totally take you on the nighttime walk of the Mall and monuments. I also hope you like Kabob.

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  2. You’re completely hot. I’m probably not your type of guy. I dunno. I could be, but I would definitely give you winks and five stars and would certainly have replied if you had messaged me.

    Don’t give up, just keep at it. One day you’ll find the person who appreciates you. You’re cute, obviously very intelligent, and you’re funny. You seem nice, *and* sincere. To me that equals Beautiful. You’re a beautiful person and if you were in the DC area I would totally take you on the nighttime walk of the Mall and monuments. I also hope you like Kabob.

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  3. Hi ! I read you from Mexico ! I live very close From A beach But Now It’s cold ! You know? You’re a pretty girl ! With a talent for writing that is so cute, then go ahead, Follow your dreams , you’re beautiful and lovely and your feelings are genuine and honest person …. You have my respect and admiration , desire That Reach Your Heart true love and life will be wonderful . I used the excuse my English translator of Google ! but I could not help but tell you, I read your story in an article in Spanish from a famous page called UPSOCIAL so I researched a bit and found your website 🙂

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