What education means to me in my mid twenties cannot compare to how I viewed education growing up. I always did okay in school, but I never really thought about it as a key to unlocking my future. My junior year of high school I started experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Grade wise I started to fall out. I was more passionate about my serving job than school. I did go to college my first year out of high school, it being mandatory by my Dad that I enroll. I stayed in school for three years, doing relatively well. These years of my life were about school but I was also still smoking weed, drinking, with no plan about what my years would be like after graduating college.
Vegan. What is the first thing that comes to your mind? Do you think, strange, minority, or health freak? Do you think, “Oh, Lisa at work is a vegan, a little nutty, that one…”? When you hear the term vegan, you already start to think of someone who is different. Being vegan, you are placed into a category which is unique from the rest of humanity. Vegans go against cultural and social norms and traditions.
Guarded with emotional walls, not wanting to let in another
A year or so ago, I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, an eating disorder, and features of Borderline Personality Disorder. After going through psychological testing and receiving this diagnosis, it made sense to me, but at the same time when you read your diagnosis, you can't help but feel as if you are reading about someone different than yourself.