An Intern Introduction

Hello there Relevant readers! As the intern posse continues to grow, I figured it would be a good time to introduce myself as one of this summer’s Editorial Interns. First and foremost, my name is Sarah Moore, which I’ve found is a rather popular name. (There is actually a “Sarah Moore’s of the Facebook Network Unite” group online – I kid you not.)  I was born and raised in what was once known as the Rubber Capital of the World: Akron, Ohio. The city is home to the Goodyear blimp, The National Inventor’s Hall of Fame  and most recently, NBA star Lebron James.

I attend Bowling Green State University in a town far different than my home on the other side of the state. The downtown section of the city consists of one street, and there is only one hill among the flat, farming landscape. Unfortunately for my hair, and my face in the winter, the nickname of the city is “Blowing Green”. However, my home away from home has its credentials too. The National Tractor Pulling Championship is held there, along with The Black Swamp Arts Festival and a movie theatre which shows the newest releases for a mere $4.

Due to the unexciting aspects of living up north, such as freezing cold winters without any snow days and cornfields as far as the eye can see, I’m so excited to be living in Florida for the summer. The weather is always warm, beaches are much closer than 13 hours away and palm trees line every street I drive down.  Initially, I thought living in a distant city without any familiar faces would make for the most horrendous and nerve-wracking summer. Yet, with a teaspoon or two of my own bravery, and a few heaping cups of God’s strength, I’ve been having a great time free of worry and fear.

God has surprised me multiple times throughout my short stay here, helping me improve upon my skills while feeling like a stronger person. For instance, I am awful with directions. The streets around here have many names, as well as a numbered route. Add one way streets and heavy traffic to the equation, and my heart beats franticly with a threat of tears on the side. However, I’m learning landmarks and can usually get myself from point A to point B without getting lost.

Also, the bugs down here are a whole different breed than the ones I encounter in Ohio. While I still cringe at the site of roaches and varieties of flying insects, I don’t mind the geckos and frogs – I even consider them a somewhat “cute” addition.

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Yet, while on the subject of fear, I’m scared no one will be interested in reading about my day to day adventures, as I consider myself a pretty boring person. I hope the words that come out of my fingertips make you laugh, think or provide pleasant feelings for the rest of the day. It sounds cheesy, but my hope as a writer is to inspire at least one person with my thoughts or articles throughout my career. Interning at Relevant is a great place to get a head start on that goal. I hope reading through the posts on this intern blog at the end of the summer will show just how much each of the interns have grown as far as our goals and our spirituality is concerned.

I apologize for my sappy writing style, (I’m the girl who loves to write novels in greeting cards), and hope you will keep checking the blog to see what’s going on in the soon-to-be legendary lives of the Relevant interns.

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