By Ashley Matthews
Before I met Vera
this semester, I felt overwhelmed with the several positions I had committed myself to, including being a yoga instructor, meditation leader, student coordinator, intern, student, singer, (and not to mention my title as a friend, girlfriend, and sane human being!). What made me especially stressed was I felt like everyone was expecting too much of me and I was losing sight of why I took these positions in the first place. It was only until I met Vera that I realized what I was letting get in the way of enjoying my life.
Vera reminded me that in a world that is so centered on technology, it is easy to get overwhelmed and also easy to misinterpret the tone of a text message, e-mail, or anything non-verbal. She reminded me that often times the digital message does not actually convey the person’s real desires or message they are trying to portray. I realized that the only person stressing me out was—well, me!
Another pivotal shift in thinking occurred when I was having my last one-on-one meeting with Vera. She recognized that I was the type of person who was interested in, and wanted to be involved with everything, which I knew sometimes caused me to spread myself too thin. Vera reminded me that we cannot do everything at once, and what offers you want to say “yes” to and which to decline should depend on whether that opportunity fulfills a special sort of feeling, or meaning, for you.
Vera is personable, relatable, and kind. She knows how to see the other person’s situation because she has likely been there. A cultured and worldly young woman from Russia, she is wiser than her years. If you are feeling like your life could have more meaning, speak with Vera.
Oh, and I can’t forget to mention how fashionable she is!
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