I made the decision to give therapy another try last August. I hadn’t had another depressive episode (thank God), nor were my thoughts at the time rapid and anxious over situations from the past (praise GOD). This time around I just wanted to improve myself and have check-ins with someone who could give me unbiased… Read More Exposed at 12:19am
Trigger Warning: This post will be discussing sexual assault and coercion (along with mention of r*pe). Please read at your own discretion and/or pace Like most college-aged groups, my friends and I have a list of rules (unspoken and not) that we always follow whenever we go out: 1.) Never go alone 2.) Leave with… Read More I Am Not Alone
Trigger warning: some of the events may be triggering for victims of domestic violence. I’d been in my new city for about half a year now. In-between adjusting to a new schedule, a new job and an overall new life, I hadn’t truly made the time to commit to dating. I went on dates and… Read More I Left After the First Sign, and Felt Guilty For Not Staying For The Second.
I Want to Break Free By: Erin Smith “Do you stuff your bra? People are saying that you do…” If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me that to my face, I quite honestly wouldn’t have that much money. I’d probably only be able to afford the Wing Stop I ordered a… Read More I Want to Break Free
It’s that time of year again. It’s that time of year when everyone feels overwhelmed with responsibilities, discouraged, depressed or just confused. Whether you’re feeling those emotions because of midterms, you haven’t had enough sleep in days, or life simply isn’t going your way—I’m here to tell you that you are not alone. On November… Read More God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness
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