Campus Reps are in full swing with their events + hangouts! Here a few stories collected by Demitra at University of Wisconsin La-Crosse!
“I’ve always been the quiet one. The one that doesn’t have anything to say. But that’s not me… I am outspoken, educated, strong, and I am enough. I am enough. I am enough. It’s something I say to myself on my hard days; the days when the antidepressants don’t pump enough dopamine in my brain. The days I think I don’t think I can get out of bed, and my heart feels like it could burst. Even when the days are hard and even when I feel alone, I also feel one thing: I deserve to be loved. Love isn’t perfect and life is hard, but one thing is for certain: love is present. I have come to the understand the nothing lasts forever. Life is always changing and turning. but one thing is for certain… Love is always there. Wherever you look, you can find it. For me, I find it within my friends, professors, and the books I read. Fortunately, when you and life come to understanding that nothing ever stays the same- you can also find that is what the adventure is all about. ”
“I am so worth loving because I’ve been told I’m not.
I’ve been told by a society who gives me constant commands of who to be, how to act, what to wear, who to date, with the media slapping me in the face every time the TV flashes on, every time grandma tells me to stand up straighter, every time I am asked if I’m sure I want that extra cup cake, every time my friend tells me about their new fab diet I should consider trying.
But I’ve stopped listening, because I am so worth loving.
I am so worth loving because I used to believe I wasn’t.
I was fed my own flaws, I was living inside this skin that I was trained to hate, inside a mind that wasn’t smart enough, a talent that wasn’t unique enough, a body that wasn’t nearly pretty enough, skinny enough, or tanned enough.
But I’ve created my own definition, because I am so worth loving.
I am important, I am not defined by others standards, I am strong, and I am worthy of love. ”