Note to Self Book Review and Author Interview

“𝗣𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗱𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝗶𝘀𝗲, 𝗱𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲.”

I can’t express, put into words, how much joy and reflection and purpose that Note to Self: Little reminders about life, love, and that tiny voice inside by debut author Mia Brabham brought me🖤

Check out my review of the book, and don’t miss my interview with Mia and the replay of the book launch party below!

Note to Self: Little reminders about life, love, people, and
that tiny voice inside
by Mia Brabham

Book Details

Publisher: Independently published
Release Date: June 20, 2020
Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help, Motivational


Note to Self - 3D BookIt started as this: a journal. A private diary of moments in time, a collection of personal life lessons and questions, an assemblage of knowledge from a girl who knows nothing, really, but might know a thing or two. In these personal thoughts-turned-quotes, Mia Brabham explores life’s questions and makes bold observations. The punchy yet soulful musings are whimsical and self-effacing; self-deprecating and kind. They’re raw, they’re tough love, they’re tender affection. They were written tired and inspired. Hungry for more and full with what she had. They were written with intense honesty, or at least her version of it, because who was ever going to read them? They’re about how dreams are secretly shapeshifters, and how people can be simultaneously amazing and crummy. They’re about how heartbreak molds you and how love is not only a feeling but also a choice. These thoughts are about how decisions are hard but less hard when you realize that existing is about what makes your soul sing. About how this life is playful, and scary, and above all things — beautiful. These quotes have been lived. These quotes are stories. This little book of ponderings is the perfect gift for anyone with an affinity for words and wisdom who is ready to become more of themselves.

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Reading Note to Self  is like walking into an art gallery.

Every note is a a painting hung on the wall, the synopsis and introduction an artist statement. Each word is a brush stroke across canvas that, together, make you step back and ask, “What is this revealing inside of me?” “What truth and story does this hold for my own life?” 

These notes are relevant now. But they’re timeless as well. 

I can’t wait to reread the book—year after year—and journal my own stories, my own reflections and revelations onto the pages. 

Meet the Author

Note to Self - Author Photo © Jordan Jones

Mia Brabham is a writer, speaker, digital television host, and content creator from Virginia Beach, VA. Her fiction and nonfiction writing has appeared in Huffington Post, California’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction, Gardy Loo Magazine, Harness Magazine, and more.

She has over 18,000 followers and two million video views on her YouTube channel YOURS TRULY, MIA, with a blog by the same name. Mia is also the creator of A YEAR OF LESSONS, the 365-day-blog project in which she penned and accepted essays on life lessons every day for an entire year.

Mia has delivered speeches in front of an assortment of crowds, including her university commencement address; she has also been the host for live events ranging from intimate TEDx gatherings to NBA arenas filled with sports fans. She is currently a freelance writer and television host for AfterBuzzTV and TVCO.

Mia is a proud graduate of James Madison University, where she majored in Media Arts and Design with a concentration in Digital Video and Cinema and minored in Creative Writing. Her dream is to educate and inspire others. This is her first book.

You can follow along with Mia’s life and work on Instagram and Twitter. For bookings and inquiries, say hello at

Author Interview

Book Announcement

Note to Self Q&A

Book Launch Party

Thank you again for chatting with me on my booktube channel, Mia, and congrats on publishing your first book of many!


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