Olivia Carpenter ’22 used to think she was alone, but not anymore. Learn how Olivia found community and resources at Ithaca College and started her own business.
We're not very nice to ourselves. And I've always had this mindset where I'm like, Oh, I have to be constantly accomplishing something, doing better, doing this, doing that I need to win, win win. No. No. No. No. Progress is making it through each day. That's what I think, especially during times like this, it's really hard. It's really hard for a lot of people to even like get up out of their beds in the morning. So I think progress-- Progress is literally like putting one foot in front of the other. I've learned through trial and error, that you need to ask a lot of questions. And you need to ask for help. Like that should be the first thing that you do. Because I've always been such a loner. I've always done so many things alone. But now, now I like have a really big community of people around me that are constantly helping me. And I'm like not afraid to walk into a room and be the different one there, and Ithaca has cultivated this me. And the colleg, even the struggles that we've gone through has brought me to this point and has been very supportive of me. So yeah, things would be different if I wasn't here. That's why everything happens for a reason.
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