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Everything Changed When I Forgave Myself: growing up is a wonderful thing to do

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"A modern day vagabonding beat poet, a possible love child of Patti Smith and Jack Kerouac."

Signed copies available at: www.CharlotteEriksson.com/newbook

The 4th book from Swedish songwriter & author Charlotte Eriksson is a narrative journey from a lost and wandering youth, trying to find a place in the world, to slowly growing into a peaceful meditation on the joys of gr
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Paperback, 139 pages
Published July 1st 2018 by Broken Glass Records
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Beth McCallum
i understand & appreciate what this book is trying to do. i just don't think it did it that well.

two stars for the beauty that this book captured, and the handful of beautiful phrases, lines and sections. i think this book could help some people, and could inspire. the author is very honest with her experiences and i think if you are in the creative industry, it's worth a go. i did feel like there were some things i related to and that could possibly slightly shift my thinking if i were not alre
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Franziska
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
It will always be spring again. There will always be a new day. - Eriksson

First of all, I wanted to thank the author for sending me a copy of her beautiful book.

When I received the email if I would like to read Everything changed when I forgave myself by Charlotte Eriksson, I totally fell in love with the cover and the story behind the book. I personally enjoy personal growth books because I feel like you can always take something with you for yourself.

And that was the case with Charlotte Erikss
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Chloe (thelastcolour)
2018 has been a very tough year for me. There have been so many ups and downs, more downs than up quite recently and when Charlotte reached out to me to read and review her book, I believed that maybe her words could soothe my aching heart. And they did.
I read this slowly, to allow the words to soak in and touch the dark places of my heart. Some parts i didn't connect with but i connected with the majority of this book, so much that it hurt. I found myself dog earing many, many pages and will ma
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Nicola Bell
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This will be one of those books that I think I will return to again and again because it resonated so strongly with me. This will sound crazy, but I feel as though I was reading about a version of me from a parallel universe: I related to so much of it. I felt like I was reading an old journal, from a time I couldn't remember. I loved it. I loved the personal journal entries, mixed with poetry and questions. Lots of questions. I loved it. ...more
Kirstylaura
Never a dull moment reading a book my Char has so passionately put together, whether your listening to her music or taking an adventure through her book pages, you don’t feel like your just reading a book, you feel like your deep in a conversation with Char and it’s like she’s chilling with you. So many praises I have about this book and recommend you all read it ❤️ Charlotte Eriksson ...more
Chantal
Apr 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
You have writers and poëts and story tellers. Then you have Charlotte, she all of that and more!! She is so unique! I promiss you, when you have read this book or one of her other books, you'll understand! The way she writes, tells her story's...makes you feel, makes you think! It's just amazing! I know everyone can relate to her story's in a way. So go read and let me know, did you feel it too?? ...more
Lina V
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An inspiring book, brings so much hope and some kind of happiness in my everyday life. The style is non fiction, so it can be a little odd sometimes if you’re not used to it. I’m used to it, I love it.
Elise
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
This book is so much more than just words, its a life thats depicted in stunning shapes of literature that come out of the book and impact upon your own life. Charlotte's writing is so personal and relatable, a real poet of this generation to notice. ...more
Julie Patterson
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was such a beautiful and touching book from Charlotte Eriksson. She is such a beautiful and talented writer and it’s so hard to stop reading her books. I absolutely love this book💕💕💕
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Charlotte Eriksson (The Glass Child) is an author, songwriter, dreamer and wanderer from Sweden, but is currently living somewhere in Europe. She has published five books of prose and poetry, telling stories of growing up, searching for a home, life on the road and learning how to bloom in solitary places. Her books have been widely shared and embraced by like-minded communities such as To Write L ...more

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“I get so god damn lonely and sad and filled with regrets some days. It overwhelms me as I’m sitting on the bus; watching the golden leaves from a window; a sudden burst of realisation in the middle of the night. I can’t help it and I can’t stop it. I’m alone as I’ve always been and sometimes it hurts…. but I’m learning to breathe deep through it and keep walking. I’m learning to make things nice for myself. To comfort my own heart when I wake up sad. To find small bits of friendship in a crowd full of strangers. To find a small moment of joy in a blue sky, in a trip somewhere not so far away, a long walk an early morning in December, or a handwritten letter to an old friend simply saying ”I thought of you. I hope you’re well.”

No one will come and save you. No one will come riding on a white horse and take all your worries away. You have to save yourself, little by little, day by day. Build yourself a home. Take care of your body. Find something to work on. Something that makes you excited, something you want to learn. Get yourself some books and learn them by heart. Get to know the author, where he grew up, what books he read himself. Take yourself out for dinner. Dress up for no one but you and simply feel nice. it’s a lovely feeling, to feel pretty. You don’t need anyone to confirm it.

I get so god damn lonely and sad and filled with regrets some days, but I’m learning to breathe deep through it and keep walking. I’m learning to make things nice for myself. Slowly building myself a home with things I like. Colors that calm me down, a plan to follow when things get dark, a few people I try to treat right. I don’t sometimes, but it’s my intent to do so. I’m learning.I’m learning to make things nice for myself. I’m learning to save myself.
I’m trying, as I always will.”
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“No one will come and save you. No one will come riding on a white horse and take all your worries away. You have to save yourself, little by little, day by day. Build yourself a home. Take care of your body. Find something to work on. Something that makes you excited, something you want to learn. Get yourself some books and learn them by heart. Get to know the author, where he grew up, what books he read himself. Take yourself out for dinner. Dress up for no one but you and simply feel nice. it’s a lovely feeling, to feel pretty. You don’t need anyone to confirm it.” 41 likes
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