Students of Loyola: Liz Schwarting

Students of Loyola: a take on the very exciting, emotional, and raw, Humans of New York. I want to capture the students at Loyola in a way that has not been done before. I want people’s joy and struggles to be out there, without forcing anything too much. My first question, for my first interview, was our very own Liz Schwarting.

 

What are you most afraid of right now?

 

“I’m afraid that I’ll never be truly content with where I am in life. I’m scared that I will always be someone who finds fault in everything in her life or that my own anxieties will destroy what might make me so happy otherwise.

 

I think that I will always be just trying to keep my head afloat is a very overwhelming idea.

 

I feel often in my life, my overthinking, or just point blank, my anxiety disorder, has forced me to panic at situations that are going to be just fine. When I first came to Loyola, on paper, my life was very exciting and on an up turn, but I was petrified, and often shut down due to my anxiety.”

We all have our own struggles, insecurities, problems; it's important to know where to find comfort and support. Fear is inevatible, you just have to work through it.