Monday, December 10, 2012

Self Worth


Struggles with self-worth - many a therapist's couch has been worn out on that one.  We see this in Pages in the Wind, as Emily tries to fully embrace love.

My overwhelming love for Reid was inexplicably tied to my desire for him to love me.  I was still that starstruck girl sitting on the curb waiting for him, clinging to every second that I could spend with him.  Still, here he was telling me he loved me, so I pushed the insecurities out of my head and pretended to be good enough, pretty enough, and interesting enough to be with him.

Emily's insecurities send her on a never-ending quest to prove that she's worthy of love - and worthy of Reid.  She's tied her self-worth to what she sees in Reid's eyes, instead of her own.  How this plays out in the coming chapters may surprise you.

8 comments:

  1. Very interesting topic and I love your blog. Thank you for sharing. Your characters and book sounds very intriguing!

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  2. Emily may be in for many surprises herself as she learns more about her own motivations. This sounds very much like a universal story .. and so it is bound to be TERRIFIC!

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  3. Hi Sally, I thought I posted yesterday but I see it didn't come through. Your book looks amazing and universal in that we all struggle in some way with issues of self-worth. But as they say the journey is more important than the destination. Emily is sure to undergo many trials and tribulations and I look forward to her journey with keen interest.
    Your art work is beautiful!

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  4. Is this a fiction? Actually, that is not exactly a real question, because I am so aware that people tie their worth to another's good opinion or love. But love first must come from within. Interesting to say the least.

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  5. This has an important message. Love comes from within first. Another's opinion should not be the reason we value ourselves. Like this a lot.

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  6. This has an important message. Love comes from within first. Another's opinion should not be the reason we value ourselves. Like this a lot.

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  7. It is a struggle for sure. Its not an easy world we are in here and to have to worry about self worth I suppose comes from that difficulty. I agree that it is so much better to look within. No doubt about it. Love your blog

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  8. Beautiful pictures and stories. Your character, Emily, seems like someone you don't want to judge by first impression. Doubt she's just being spoiled, don't want to say she's depressed or in morning. Maybe she's disabled, and dreaming of a life she can never have.

    -- The above was written only from your question about the picture.

    I wrote about my work in progress during a blog hop. You can check it out here: http://nancylarondajohnson.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-next-big-thing-posts-continue.html

    Thanks for your interactive blog.

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I would love your input on this work-in-progress. I thank you for your opinion.