On Mentorship, Asking for Help, and Gaining Perspective: A Letter to My Fellow SUNY Potsdam Peers

What I ask of all my friends, and to all students reading this, is that before it’s too late, you should find an ‘adult’ on this campus that you trust. This isn’t someone you share your deepest secrets too, or talk about what you did on a Friday night — it’s a faculty or staff member on this campus that you can look up to.

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For the Average Person: Choice is Embedded in Routine

Most of the time, my days are very similar from an outside perspective, I admit it. The thing about this, though, is that as I go about living my seemingly identical day-after-day life, I always remember one word: choice.The opportunity to make positive choices that promote my well-being are embedded in these everyday tasks and routines. Yes, I may do the same things every day, and yes, it gets old, but the choices I make involving these tasks and routines are what makes my days worth while.

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