Get Smart: The Hardships of Losing a Friend

As much as I would love to compare everything to the analogy of breaking up with a boyfriend, losing a friend is much worse. When you’re in a relationship with a significant other, there is always this slight possibility that things might not work out. As lovely and promising it seems to fantasize about your [...]

Get Smart about Controlling Your Own Tomorrow

I am all about being flexible with the relationship between your heart and mind. Painting a beautiful passionate mess all over the picture perfect life you’ve created in your head. But allowing yourself to be a rag doll with no purpose, being pulled in thousands of different directions, is not what I am getting at. [...]

Getting Smart about What I’ve Learned So Far (Part I)

As we grow older, we have a way of becoming busier. This is just the natural way of life. We have more ideas, more goals and more people with which to spend time. Along with growing older and wiser, we also have a way of forgetting some of the most important things in life. Now [...]

Get Smart: Be Allies, Not Enemies

As women, we have enough to worry about on a daily basis without also worrying about being stabbed in the back by other women. Instead of trying to compete with each other and bringing each other down, we should be helping our fellow women to achieve their goals and boost their confidence. Having Each Other’s [...]

Lost in the “Real World”? Get Smart and Find Your Calling

In talking to many of my friends, who have recently graduated from college as I have, it seems like life has become vastly different than it was a year or two ago. Some of us are sitting behind computer screens, working 9-5 (or, more realistically, 8-8). Some of us are running from field work to [...]

Work Hard, Play Hard, Get Smart

A Photo Journal of Summer Lessons In the true spirit of a Get Smart girl, I’ve been having an absolutely incredible summer. In addition to interning for Get Smart, I’ve been doing undergraduate research at my college during the week and enjoying everything Vermont summers have to offer on the weekends. My weekdays have been [...]

A Get Smart College Journey: Preparing Mentally & Spiritually for CHANGE!

As some of you may know come this fall I will start my journey as a New York City college student! Currently I am going through the process of mentally preparing for this big change in my life. I'm trying my best to not allow my anxiety to take over my college experience. There are [...]

Lessons Your Best Friends Teach You – Get Smart!

After transferring from Coastal Carolina University to Ramapo College of New Jersey, where I presently attend, I now know a thing or two about best friends in college. Most of us have best friends from childhood, so being conscious of the close connections I’m making in college has allowed me to learn a few lessons. [...]

Get Smart and Create your Own Sparkle!

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.” - Walt Whitman Stress, Anger, Anxiousness, Negativity... There are millions of things that bring negative thoughts and emotions into our lives, and oftentimes those feelings are not fleeting. They set up shop and stay a while. They feed into one another, [...]

I Am Adopted : A Get Smart Gal Finds Love Within.

The giggling of the kindergarten students subsided and the teacher called out the next name for "Show and Tell."  I stood in the center of the circle, anxiously waiting to reveal my big secret.  I had spent years believing that I was special because my parents had chosen me, but the moment my secret was revealed, [...]