22 Lessons From My Twenty-Second Year

"To become a joyful adult, one must grow in experience and wisdom while not losing one's childlike wonder." --Allison Trowbridge, Author of Twenty-Two Cover photo by Michelle Wingard  Today is my last day as a 22-year-old! That's so crazy! I've learned a LOT this year. My word for this year is "courage," and I feel…

An Open Letter to The Christian Finding Jesus

Disclaimer: This post is a part of The Open Letter Collective, and is written by a friend or anonymous contributor. All posts written by Lauren Smith will be signed off with her green signature.  To the Christian Finding Jesus, You got some change coming your way. The environment around you won’t be the same. Maybe…

An Open Letter to The Soon-to-Be Graduate

Cover Image by Christian Ladinos "What, like it's hard?" -Elle Woods, Legally Blonde  The day is almost here! We are in the final countdown until you walk across that glorious stage. YOU did it! Every late night, study session, coffee break, Blackboard quiz, final exam, hours of class, and group projects have led you to…

Skin

Cover Image by Michelle Wingard  Skin /skin/ noun The thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body of a person or animal.   Com·fort·a·ble  /kəmfərdəb(ə)l, ˈkəmftərbəl/ adjective             Providing physical ease and relaxation. noun A warm quilt.   Skin the largest organ of the body one that covers every part of…

7 Important Things to Determine Who to Date

"The problem with our world today is that we've taken a consumer mentality and put it into our relationships with human beings, and we treat human beings like commodities."  -Ben Stuart  Cover Image by Rachel Thackerson  What comes to mind when I ask you, "what do you look for in a girl or guy to…