I've been thinking a lot about my time in India. The trip had a deep impact on me, and has provided me with the opportunity to reflect on what matters most to me, to ask: what are my core values?
When I strip away the thrill of travel, the beauty of seeing something new, and the opportunity to be an adventurer, I'm left with an an essence of connection. More specifically, human connection.
There I was, in a place very different from my own culture, with people whose life experiences were vastly different, yet we were able to connect. We shared ideas, had similar hopes and dreams, talked about love, and shared our vision for making the world a better place.
Since returning to the states, I've had this deep craving for quality connections, for a tribe I can call my own. My trip helped me to remember how important human connections are, how important community is to me. And so, my goal is to establish the same kind of global tribe here in NY that I always had when living abroad. Because, at the end of the day, when we strip everything else away, it's connecting with the hearts of others that matters most. Today, I'm grateful that I know this to be true.
Erin Michelle Threlfall
Theatre Artist, Activist, and Educator, Erin is the mother of a budding genius in his 9th year of study. Erin and her little man, Edem, have a plan to investigate world theatre and influence education one continent at a time. Ghana, South Korea, Togo and Bali have been checked off the list of places to live; these days they call Brooklyn, NY home.