When I started at Get Smart at the beginning of this semester, I didn’t really know what to expect to get out of it. The list of ways that Get Smart Mentoring has positively impacted me can go on and on. First of all, I met an amazing group of women around my age from all over the United State and even Canada. It has been truly amazing to hear the stories that come from these women because although many of them differ from my own, I can still relate to them on a very personal level.

Hearing other people share their personal stories has given me the courage to write and post about things that I normally wouldn’t have been comfortable writing about in the past. The blog posts that I’ve read have really opened my eyes to the crazy experiences that some people have had and they also made me realize that while I’m dealing with my own problems, there are always people dealing with even greater ones.

These women have given me immense confidence in my writing and my ability to share my stories with the world. I am a stronger writer and overall more confident person because of them. Because Get Smart has gotten me so far in just a few months, I hope that others are able to benefit from it as well. With this, it is so important that we fundraise for the development of this organization and it would mean the world for me to see that donations are helping to give back to the organization that gave so much to me. Even a little bit goes a long way. Please consider donating to Get Smart today!