Going Through Life (Kristen Style)


It's like Gangnam Style, but even better and cooler.
Kristen, 19, Dartmouth '15, New Jersey
Getting that lounge on for 22 Jump Street with @eturtlez . Morristown theatre stepping it up! #recliners #whositsuprightanymore

Getting that lounge on for 22 Jump Street with @eturtlez . Morristown theatre stepping it up! #recliners #whositsuprightanymore

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For the first time, I feel comfortable with myself

I have lived a life where I constantly fear being judged. It’s a result of the torture I endured from kindergarden to my senior year of high school. This prevented me from figuring out who I am because of the fear of being further ridiculed and rejected. 

This spring term at Dartmouth has showed me who I am and where I am going. I know who I trust and can depend on. I know what I’m comfortable wearing (this seems minuscule but actually means a lot to me). I know what I want to do with my life. I know what matters. I know that I can receive validation from others regarding my own personal sense of self, because I have to achieve that myself. 

It’s hard to lose connections with people I thought mattered to me but I realized that I’m happy without them. So, they aren’t as important as I thought they were. It’s hard to realize that some people don’t respect you and what you are trying to do, but you have to stay true to what you think is right.  It’s hard to know that people change but we do it for the right reasons. I’ve reevaluated my faith this term and realized that some things don’t happen they way I want them but it’s all for the better. 

I’m happy…I never thought I would say that. I can say it because I’m allowing myself to say it. I hate being selfish but in this case, my happiness is all I want right now.

Thank you to @kheggedal for my first hug of being 21!

Thank you to @kheggedal for my first hug of being 21!

Last Yama meal…oh the sadness

Last Yama meal…oh the sadness

#tbt to green key last year with my bud Nick. Turn up again this year!

#tbt to green key last year with my bud Nick. Turn up again this year!

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To infinity and Beyoncé! @sigmadeltadartmouth  (at Sigma Delta Sorority)

To infinity and Beyoncé! @sigmadeltadartmouth (at Sigma Delta Sorority)

What happens when my roommate has a lot of stress #strugglebus #midterms #nosleep #helpme

What happens when my roommate has a lot of stress #strugglebus #midterms #nosleep #helpme

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Did you even win? #false #akikoandibeatyou #loser @mont_johnnn

Did you even win? #false #akikoandibeatyou #loser @mont_johnnn

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It’s only been four days and I’m already missing her. I still can’t believe I made such an awesome friend through basketball! @kheggedal #basketball #philly #managersforever  (at Philadelphia, PA)

It’s only been four days and I’m already missing her. I still can’t believe I made such an awesome friend through basketball! @kheggedal #basketball #philly #managersforever (at Philadelphia, PA)

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For the first time I have a friend on the bus and he knocks out within the first five minutes #stillsleeping #coachwithwes

For the first time I have a friend on the bus and he knocks out within the first five minutes #stillsleeping #coachwithwes

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