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A Little Bit About Me

The Queen's Journal

Growing up, the only time I can remember learning about mental health was through my hockey association’s charity.

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My grandma cries every time my family goes on vacation.

She knows she’s getting old and there’s always a small chance she may never see us again. As my grandma approaches her 90th birthday quarantined in her retirement home, I cannot imagine the sadness and isolation she feels.


Part of my self-worth has always been tied to my appearance. 

I’ve heard the saying “it’s not what your body looks like, it’s what your body can do” a thousand times, but it’s taken me 18 weeks of training and a 21-kilometre race to truly understand its meaning.


When I graduate this year, I hope I leave university as a valuable community member and as a good friend to those around me.

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November 4, 2020: If I’m not my good grades, the hours I put in at the gym, or the clothes I spend hundreds of dollars on, then who am I?


The average person will spend a total of six years and eight months on social media in their lifetime—that’s a staggering commitment. 

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