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April 19, 2022
From my own experience, trying to change alone sucks. It isn’t something we can just do alone, and it’s not something we’re handed. We don’t have to isolate ourselves to figure it out. Now that I’m older, I wish I could have recognized that. I wish people could have stayed with me while I was changing to find who I really was and now am. Why would we cut someone out that needed to change if they were trying to find themselves? It isn’t fair to them, being there for someone goes past just being there in just the good times. I wish there was a way for us to communicate that we need someone without it coming off as weak or as if we’re incapable of changing because we need someone to rely on. Sometimes, having someone there just to say “I’m here for you” can really help heal someone. Even just to let them know that you won’t let them fall alone. Know that changing with people makes the process better. This doesn’t have to be a group of friends. It can just be one person or someone random who you see walking, that you feel can help you understand the change you need and be the person you feel comfortable leaning on.