“Humans of FSCJ” – January 27 2016


HSeries1.jpeg“I initially became a vegan to be healthier, but it quickly turned into ethical and environmental reasons. To me, there are no downsides. It will be three years on March 1st. Not only do I feel a lot better physically, but morally it makes me feel better. I don’t contribute to any violence towards animals, the planet, or myself.I have moderate anxiety, which can make me a bit of an uptight person sometimes. My biggest thing is I definitely don’t want to disappoint my mom or my dad. They have done so well in their lives, I just want to follow suit and make them proud. I think that is really what everyone wants…

Every parent wants their child to be better than them, and every child wants to make their parents proud. It’s a two-way street in that sense. I strive for excellence. It is better to set my goals too high and not reach them, than to set them too low and get comfortable. I want to do well, but I can’t put too much pressure on myself. It’s a fine line of balance. My biggest struggle right now is trying to overcome perfectionism. As I take more classes, I realize that my chronic perfectionism has to go. As far back as I can remember I’ve been a perfectionist about my grades. I’ve lost so much sleep over it.”

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