RED Hearts: Wanna Know A Secret?

RED Hearts are guests posts on I Heart Daily from the authors of RED: Teenage Girls in America Write On What Fires Up Their Lives Today. Today's RED Hearts post is from Cammi Henao, 15, reporting from Chicago, IL, who has a secret to tell:

Every Sunday, even if I have absolutely nothing planned, I’ve got something to look forward to. What is it? PostSecret.

I am a big fan of things that involve people from all over -- especially when it is people from all over sharing experiences and secrets. PostSecret, created by Frank Warren, is a community art project in which people mail their secrets on a postcard. The secrets range from truly heartbreaking (“During previews, I still look to the seat next to me. Even though it’s been 10 years. I’m worried I’ll never find somebody who fits me as well as you did.”) to thoughtful (“Your last mortal thought will be ‘why did I take so many days just like today for granted?’”) to incredibly sweet (“I am…with someone who is so good for me. He feels like home.”).

There is a new batch of secrets posted every Sunday, so every Sunday I sit and read. Some of them make you want to cry for hours, some are funny, and there are many that you can connect with. There are, as far as I know, four PostSecret books out, all of which I own, treasure and love. It’s amazing the stories that a few sentences can tell. These are secrets people could have kept for years, just bursting to get out, or simply days, something that they wish to share with the world. The PostSecret community is truly remarkable. I encourage you to check out the site today, this Sunday and every Sunday, and send in your own secret!

RED Hearts guest poster Cammi Henao is an author of RED: Teenage Girls in America Write On What Fires Up Their Lives Today which is now out in paperback.