By: Erin Smith In my elementary school years, I spent a lot of time in church. I had children’s choir rehearsals on Tuesdays, the occasional bible study on Wednesdays (if my father was teaching), praise dance rehearsals on Saturdays, and then service on Sundays. Not to mention that I became a Junior usher at the… Read More Restoring Faith After Tragedy
By Erin Smith When people talk about their freshman year of college, they always mention how much fun they had. While they do mention that the whole experience can be academically stressful, they still talk about how they had friendships that will last a lifetime and the parties they went to. The one thing that… Read More My Loneliness Ain’t Killing Me No More
“It’s ok to feel unsure. it’s fine to not know. keep in mind that uncertainty doesn’t last forever. Clarity always shows up for us.” -Writer and Creative, Alexandra Elle My senior year of high school I remember thinking that I had to have my life together. I thought I had to have a full ride to college,… Read More A Plan is a Plan is a Plan…Just Breathe
It would be incredibly ungrateful of me to act as if I haven’t been extremely blessed over the past three months. The type of things that I’ve been able to do could have only been orchestrated by God. I had completed my undergraduate wish list and done everything I wanted to do in college. I… Read More Me, Myself and Post-Grad Growing Pains
I let you wear me around like a cloak I saw myself in you so my insecurities became invisible And I felt that you wore me better than I could ever do You walked all over me like a runway And when I tried to get up and turn it around I realized projection was… Read More Role Play
I’m writing this from Washington, D.C. and it’s 11:00 PM here. Today I have seen so much in so little time that I still don’t think I am here. I’ve never even thought that it would be possible for me to go to D.C and here I am. I’ve visited the White House, the MLK… Read More Sometimes You Have to Go There to Get There.
“Are you okay?” “What’s up?” “What can I do to help?” Nothing. Sometimes, when you’re trapped within your own mind, it’s hard to have that tunnel vision everyone else seems to have, or advises you to acquire in desperate times. Instead of a tunnel, it’s a hole. You see the light, at the end but… Read More Two is Better than One