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comfortable. I dreaded her next words, but I was also relieved to start this journey. “Anna, would you like to tell me why you’re here?” questioned Dr. Wells as she stared into my eyes, practically reading me. I took a deep breath and stared right back. “I... I think I may need help.” With an encouraging smile, she replied, “Where would you like to begin?” Taking another deep breath, I let out my inner thoughts and emotions. It was… an experience, I should say. I thanked Dr. Wells for listening and then headed home. As I sat in my bedroom reflecting on the visit, I remembered an idea she gave me to write down my feelings and thoughts. It seemed childish when she first mentioned it, but before I knew it, my pen went to the paper. With each word that flowed out, my mind felt calmer. Dear Diary, How do you know when you are okay? How do you know when you decide for yourself that you are okay? 133

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2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...

2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...