Finding her “Worth”

Senior publishes book about self-love

Story by Salem Karr, staff writer

The sound of pencil scribbling across paper fills the quiet room. A glance at the clock shows that it’s 3 a.m., but she doesn’t care. She is far too engrossed in her story. What started out as a dream quickly became a reality for senior Trinitee Noel. 

Worth: Selfless,” written by Noel, is a story about a girl who is struggling with life and the obstacles that come with it. She leaves home because of her alcoholic mother but later regrets her decision. She is set in her goals until she meets a guy, and then multiple guys. She loses sight of her goals while dealing with anxiety, depression and a hypersexual disorder. She transforms from a girl to a worthy woman. 

“I wanted to teach a lesson about loving yourself. The world tells us to love others, but nobody tells us to take care of ourselves first. My story is about a girl who goes through many life challenges. She started off with a plan. But along the way she loses focus, something we tend to do, but she ends up coming out on top,” Noel said. 

The book started off with a small dream that developed into a fleshed out story about self-acceptance. 

“My junior year I decided that I needed to do something with my life, and writing was something that I always did. So back in November, I got a call about writing and publishing a book. I decided to take that chance,” Noel said. 

Writing the novel took a tremendous amount of effort, but she took it on headfirst. 

“Worth” is Noel’s first novel. The novel released on Amazon in July.

“I dropped out of cosmetology second semester to pursue writing my book. There were so many nights I spent writing until 3 or 4 a.m. because my hand wouldn’t leave the paper. I wrote during and after school. In July, I finalized my book, and it was published the same day,” Noel said. 

While the main message of the story is to love and accept yourself for who you are, there is much more to it. 

“I hope people learn to follow their dreams no matter what people say. Go after everything you want, and don’t let anybody stop you because nobody will see your vision the way that you see it.” 

Everyone struggles with loving themselves at times, but Noel has a saying that keeps herself motivated. 

“Tomorrow is not promised, so I’ll be a legend while I’m living today. Everybody has a purpose. Everybody has a plan,” Noel said. “Even if you know your purpose now, or you don’t, go out and find it. Because once you find it and learn to love yourself, so many doors open to opportunities.” 

“Worth: Selfless” can be found on Inc., Barnes & Noble and most other sites. If you need help understanding self-love or you just want a heartfelt story, this book is the one to read.