a little bit of erica by my side

mambo number 5 had it right, we all need a little erica in our lives :)

Month: March, 2014

The Green Hands Project

I love the environment. Mother Nature, she is my home girl.

And as some people might already know, I am part of my campus’ Eco Club. We are applying for a grant to reduce or eliminate the paper towel waste produced in the bathrooms on campus. Part of the application included creating a youtube video outlining our project.

Take a little look-see and find out what we have been working towards this year.

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Health Is Wealth

When you don’t feel good, you just don’t feel good. Image

Shoes On, Laces Tied

Today I did something that would normally put absolute fear in my heart.
I ran a 5km race. 

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Now, many people would think, why would this cause you such fear, Erica?

To them I say, I have a historic tendency to be SUPER anxious and not be able to either run the whole thing, not even start, or maybe not even finish… But since it has been 5 years since my last organized race, I figured it was high time to face my fear. 

I don’t know my time yet (it will be posted online tomorrow!) but it wasn’t even about getting a great time, it was about finishing the race without walking… and without crying. At 22 I am at a place in my life where I am comfortable with myself and my abilities. And after reading a really great quote last night before I went to sleep, I knew that I was going to be just fine. And I was. I ran the race. 

 

ImageWhen I read this, I think of inspiring myself, not others. 
Imperfections, including my own, inspire me. 

 

Today I beat a fear. It’s a pretty cool feeling. 

You Don’t Need Tricks

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I’ve been ghosting, I’ve been ghosting along
Ghost in your house, ghost in your arms
When you’re tossing, when you turn in your sleep
It’s because I’m ghosting your dreams
And this is why I have decided
To pull these old white sheets from my head
I’ll leave them folded neat and tidy
So that you’ll know I’m out of hiding
I’ve been ghosting, I’ve been ghosting along
Ghost in the world, ghost with no home
I remember, I remember the days
When I’d make you oh-so afraid
And this is why I have decided
To leave your house and home unhaunted
You don’t need poltergeists for sidekicks

Ghosting – Mother Mother

My Mirror Staring Back At Me

I catch myself looking for you in the mirror. Not behind me, not beside me, but within me. I look for you in my eyes, my nose, my hair… I look for parts of you within me. You are a part of me. Your choices have shaped me to become myself. I find myself looking for you, sometimes feeling like you are so far away. But without your journey, mine would not be able to start today. 

You are the past version of myself. But you do not live in the past. You are part of who I have become. Your thoughts, feelings, and actions have guided my current path.

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I am who I was and who I will be.