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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at York U chapter.

Since it’s the end of the school year for York University’s publishing, I though I’d talk about my journey in Her Campus step by step. How, where, when, who. You know, that sort of thing.

It honestly started with one of the old Co-CC’s Lisa, is her name. Oddly enough we used to work together prior me even going to York U, at a place that shall not be named. Anyways, she we stayed in touch for a while after I got sent to a hospital but friends grow a part all the time, which happens to everyone. I saw when she entered York U, she joined a club called Her Campus, it peaked my interest. Quite a lot, I loved reading her articles, and everyone else’s for that matter, they were entertaining, engaging, and honestly spectacular.

Fast forward to a year later, I was in post secondary again, and I’m coming out of my biology class, only to see the club fair, and her staring straight at me as I come out the doors of the biology building. It was awkward for me at first considering we hadn’t spoken to each other for a while but we started talking again and it felt like we were at home with each other again.

I joined right off the bat hoping to be friends again, while I don’t feel like that happened I was somewhere I enjoyed myself dearly.

From there I was a lot more engaged with things in my life, despite still struggling a lot with my mental health at the time. I persevered and got through it. Worked on my articles as much as I could, although admittedly I did end up failing my biology class. I had fun none the less that year.

Moving into the next year, it was a bit harder as everyone on the team seemed to fit in place and I just felt out of place. it felt like life was futile, and nothing would be okay. But I tried, and barely got through that year.

It felt like home each article I made and the praise we got. But then Covid hit us hard.

Fast forward a year later, I was the event person, but we were also in Covid mode so it was rather uncomfortable during the events. But we survived and people voted for me to be Co-CC, not everyone agreed, bound to happen. I’m pretty awkward half that time. Now here we are, coming to an end to a year of being Co-CC.

Being here, was worth all the struggles that came with it, I enjoyed working along side everyone, they were so dear and sweet. The community we built together made it all worth the wild this year.

Honestly, if you read our articles, I would suggest joining us. It’s a fun adventure now that Covid is over! Hope to see you next year!

A 28 year old, who is psychology turned photography major. started off in Guatemala, lived there for a couple of years until I received citizenship in Canada. After that, I went to school for 12 years, under the Canadian school system. I had a couple of traumatic events after I had graduated from high school damaging my memory. So I currently have a surprised memory. But with all those traumatic events, I was finally able to get treatment I was denied originally. I spent about a month originally, and have been in and out of their system as an in-patient. I got proper treatment. Now, outside of school I spend a lot of time in treatment centres of CAMH. I’ve spent a couple of years off due to mental health, only to have a deeper understanding for treatments, people, and the ways but could help them enjoy their lives more. It’s always such a good feeling to see people blossom into who they deserve to be. I’m still learning how to be okay, and being who I should be.