"I bring my lunch box to work everyday, because no one at work asks me to go out for lunch. As soon as it becomes noon, they tell me they will leave for lunch, leaving me alone in the office. Once I tried to go with them, they just left me. Since then, I do not talk in the office except when I really need to. It's like a teenager thing, BUT IT MATTERS."
So let me backtrack. I've been following PostSecret for many years now. PostSecret is a community where anonymous postcards are sent to the creator ( Frank Warren ) and then he chooses a dozen or so and posts them on his website every Sunday. #sundaysecrets It's a way to release a secret you've been wanting to share, having a safe space to do as such, and some of them are super interesting.
I've actually submitted a few secrets. None of them were shared, though.
Your secret could be an embarrassment, a trauma, something silly, what-have-you. It's an art project. It started as a hobby and now an entire community was created by it.
Now as for the secret I read today...it was truly heartbreaking. People never grow up. Mean people will remain mean people forever, it seems. It's unfortunate. Sure, we don't know the background story on the person who submitted the card...but just reading those words cuts like a knife.
Frank has published a handful of books containing secrets that were mailed in over the many years. Sometimes people will go to a bookstore, look at one of his books and FIND a secret. It's kind of like a treasure hunt. And not all secrets are depressing--some are uplifting and full of love. You never know what you're going to read each Sunday when you visit the website. He also posts on Instagram and Twitter, for true-blooded fans.
If you're interested and would like to check it out for yourself, the website is www.postsecret.com.
And if you're feeling bold, you can even SEND a secret in. Since Frank moved, the address has changed:
28241 Crown Valley Pkwy
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-4442
Good luck in your secret-scouring!