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Join Our "Project Mason Jar!" for Shailene Woodley!

Hey guys! Youstina (@WoodleysShai), Cristina (@PlanetShailene), and I a.k.a Irem (@ShaileneArmy) have figured out what we want to do for Shailene Woodley’s birthday. It’s not necessarily a birthday project though, we just want to have it out to her by her birthday as a birthday present. 

We want you guys to tweet us messages to Shai using the hashtag #ProjectMasonJar on Twitter. If you don’t have Twitter send your message to shaiwoodleybdayproject@gmail.com, but make it short. We will print out these messages and put them in a Mason Jar for her and everyday Shai can just pick one and have her day brightened. We chose a mason jar because she likes mason jars and once she reads all od the messages, she can use it! 

It doesn’t necessarily have to be like “oh, you’re beautiful, have an amazing day!” It can be something inspirational, something you’re just dying to tell her (we’ve all been there!) And now you can! I’m so sure Shai will love your inspiring messages more than cheesy things like “Happy birthday Shai, love you!”

If there’s a White Bird in A Blizzard premiere in October (fingers crossed!) Youstina will be going to that and hopefully getting it out to her by then, which means we will stop accepting messages by September 26th. We will also include your username in that messages.

The mason jar will be given to Shailene herself!

If you have any questions, just ask any one of us on Twitter and we will be happy to answer, but I hope this has been informative enough! Have a beautiful day!

Hi taylorswift so I wasn’t originally going to do this because it scares me so much to have my personal life plastered on a social media site for everyone to see but it’s honestly worth it if it means you will feel connected to me in any way.

My name is youstina, I am 20, and I’ve been a fan of yours since I was about 12. It didn’t mean much at first, because I was too young to understand the power of your lyrics, but then I fell in love for the first time when I was 17, and everything changed.

Your songs weren’t just about the tone anymore. They were about the words. The beautifully constructed words that made me feel more emotion than I even thought I was capable of. But the problem is, I connected more with the sad songs than I did with the love songs.

Why, you ask? Because (and I didn’t know it at the time) I was in an emotionally abusive relationship. It was horrible. I cried every day and always went to bed hating myself and my life. I was truly in the worst state of depression I’ve ever experienced. I ate my feelings for an entire year. I used to have a good body before that relationship. My self esteem right after that relationship was over was at it’s lowest point ever.

Here’s another thing I don’t generally like telling people - he was a lot older than he’d told me. The reason I broke up with him is because I found out he was engaged to be married (he got married very very soon after I found out, so naturally “Speak Now” was on repeat for weeks.) that song, although I didn’t think I was the one for him, really helped me.

But the song that meant the most to me after he got married (because your Red CD had just come out) was “Begin Again.” I was depressed for a really long time after that and that song made everything okay. It helped me realize that it’s not the end of the world and I WILL love again.

Fast forward two years later, I’m single and LOVING it, and 1989 is released. An album after my own heart. Every song on there speaks to me in different ways, but I still connect with every single one of them so so much. Especially Clean, for obvious reasons, but that song… Every single word in that song describes my relationship with he-who-shall-not-be-named very accurately. Thank you for giving me the gift of your music. Thank you for being such an inspiration in my life. I’m sorry this is so long.

But like I said, it’s worth it if it means you’ll connect to me in some way. Thank you. I love you.

(P.S. If anyone is followed by Taylor and has a second to spare, I would really appreciate if you would reblog this and tag her so she can see it! Thank you guys so much!!)