behind the smile
Hello there, I’m Erika. Eighteen and still breathing, it’s quite a feat. Not in the ‘I-wish-I-was-dead sense,’ more like a ‘how-am-I-alive’ sense, since I trip over my own feet quite frequently. I try to revel in happiness, and let sadness be short lived. It’s hard when you have to be realistic at times and let go of ‘certain pursuits’, but then the big picture is never known to any of us mere mortals. He knows what will become of our lives, and that is all that matters. Faith, courage, passion and virtue are all the components one will ever need to be able to create one’s happiness. Religion, family and friends, music, fashion and creativity all hold a place in my heart. Elephants, hot chocolate with cinnamon, road trips, concerts and extra large tees also make the cut, I guess.
One more thing, remember to love yourself for your own quirkiness and never strive to be like someone else. It’s been said countless times, but one is only ever considered beautiful when they are being themselves.