The Undoing

by - Thursday, May 18, 2017

As found in Volume 1, Issue 4

The Undoing by Andrea Scoretz

I took the first step towards my undoing in college.

At the time it was very important to me that I attend because it meant I was intelligent. A framed college degree would validate that I wasn’t a screw up: I was a legitimate human being deserving of respect.

Unfortunately, I started to hate it.

Not college, per se, but the program I had enrolled in. The lectures on theories that didn’t stimulate my interest in any capacity, were sucking my soul dry. And I felt stuck. I had chosen the area of study, was three years in, and had put a lot of money into my courses (as had my parents). I truly felt it wasn’t acceptable for me to change my mind.

Plus I needed that damn piece of paper to prove my worth...


ANDREA SCORETZ is a freelance writer from Vancouver Island, BC. Writing since childhood, she took a minor detour from her passion for poetry and self-reflective essays by way of studying computer science and technical writing in college. After working as a technical writer for many years, she returned to her creative roots with the creation of her blog, mustlovecrows.com, where she writes about mental health, wellness, and mindfulness, and shares wellness resources. She is passionate about using storytelling as a means to heal and connect, and when she’s not writing for her blog, Medium, or Huffington Post, she’s creating soul-centric content for other health and wellness professionals. Connect with her on Twitter: @AndreaSwrites

Blank Spaces - June 2017
44 pages, published 5/22/2017
Volume 1, Issue 4 of Blank Spaces is a celebration of Canadian talent, featuring the work of artists—writers, painters, photographers, poets, etc.

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