I’m the hero of this story

You’re the only person who can save yourself

Graphic by : Sarah Massey| Production Manager

I hate to break it to you, but your life isn’t a movie. You’re not a damsel in distress and you don’t get a prince (or a princess—I’m not here to judge). No one is coming to save you. No one walks into your life and fixes it for you. You cannot find your worth or your pur- pose in other people.

For me, this lesson hit me like a truck. I put my worth into another person and I thought that I needed them. I thought they could save me from myself. When it ended, I couldn’t find my purpose because I had put it in this person who didn’t want it. This sent me into a tailspin of anxiety and depression. I had neglected my mental health by putting my worth into some- one else. I spent a long time trying to find my worth again.

The thing about epiphanies is that they just hit you out of nowhere. I was walking to class one day when I was

just overwhelmed by the thought that I was unstoppable. I am capable of doing anything I put my mind to. I’m getting my degree, I love my job, I have incredible friends and I am happy with my life. I don’t need anyone else to save me because somewhere along the way I saved myself. Everything I’m saying is a cliché and you never believe them until one day when you do.

Not everyone needs the same kind of saving but if you find yourself in a situation where you feel helpless, remember that your reality bows down to you. Your life can be anything you want it to be. You are worthy and you are unstoppable. Now go fight that dragon yourself.