Since being published on December 2, 2017 23…And Finally Loving Me shares struggles of depression, suicide, low self-esteem, “daddy issues”, and the challenges of adulthood. As the first novel published by author Tiara Nicole, it shows some real struggles but also how to get through them productively. The greatest goal of 23…And Finally Loving Me is to share with the world that you’re not alone!
Life is a difficult journey when self-love isn’t present. When Tiara Nicole was 22, she realized she didn’t love herself nor did she have basic life goals in place. She was stuck in a rut of poor decisions and stalled movement, and it took a toll on her mentally, physically, and emotionally. On her 23rd birthday, she decided to dedicate the next year of her life to focusing on actively growing and developing in every area of life. Through self-reflection, accountability, focus, and determination she was able to see positive results and change the course of her life. 23…And Finally Loving Me is a written illustration of Tiara Nicole’s transformation process during one of the most challenging years of her life. This is her journey to discovering self-love and growing into a person she is proud of!
“My overall impression of the book is great, it is raw and honest about the transition into adulthood. I feel like it gave a voice to how as a millennial there is an idealized way we want ourselves to be but through our experiences we find ourselves learning the true meaning of happiness. I hope this book finds its way into every young person’s home because hopefully reading your experiences will help them find the lessons in their own life.” - C. Phillip