Advisor & Assistant College counselor
During a weekly check-in, one of my advisees, Evelyn*, opened up about the challenges she was facing in her life. She expressed that the constant comparison to her sibling, the criticism from her coach, and the deterioration of her social life had taken a toll on her. She felt stuck and increasingly exhausted by it all.
So, we worked together to set attainable goals and developed strategies to address these issues. We focused on areas like self-compassion, mindfulness, and communication. Every week, I saw her commitment to making positive changes in her life which reflected on her improving grades.
This experience served as a reminder of the collective impact we can have as a community in supporting each other through difficult times. It’s a testament to the strength and resilience we can find within ourselves and from those around us.