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Amanda Torres

I Would Tell My Middle School Self that She is Capable

“I would tell my middle school self that she is enough and she is capable of doing all things; it’s up to her to start. The beauty that she is looking for starts with her heart. Lastly, I would tell her that she is loved and cared for. I would remind her she is worthy of love which is the meaning of her name.”

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"If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough." –Oprah Winfrey

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Have Agency Over Your Actions

I have to admit, I have always kept myself removed from anything “political.” This meant that I shied away from reading current events, articles about the global health crisis, or any news that was too grim. I guess this is what you call “Ignorance is Bliss”…

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Define Yourself Before Others Do it for You — and They Already Are

The saying that “Your brand isn’t what you say it is, it is what others say about you” is so true. The fact that each of us already has a personal brand can be a good or a bad thing. Our brand as defined by others can be accurate, but it can also be completely erroneous in portraying the person we are or want to become. 

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It’s the Small Changes

An internal struggle I’ve been dealing with since middle school is suicidal ideation. My first thought on any given day is how to structure my day to avoid this. After many small changes over the years, I am healing – and I will boil my healing journey down to 3 main things.

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Being Okay

Your mental health journey is a constant, ongoing struggle – but that ongoing struggle is completely okay. I don’t ever want to simplify anyone’s struggle. I just hope that more people recognize that their struggle is unique. That they are unique in their own way. 

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