I open my eyes to a room of new and old faces. A room full of silent, reflecting college students continuing the amazing and unique journey that Delta Beta Tau has to offer. I also see a room full of humans deliberately making the effort to calm their minds. Just so they can be kinder, calmer and more patient people to everyone else in their lives. That’s a pretty selfless thing to do for a 20 or so year old. I’m continually amazed at how many people come here to work on their state of mind. It’s not easy admitting that our mind is a mess, it’s even harder to take action about it. But you can’t pour from an empty cup if college taught me anything else.
As an alumni of this organization, I’m ecstatic to see a new group of people committed to work on bettering themselves and our campus. I gained so much from my experience with Delta Beta Tau and knowing that our group continues to make an impact on others is a feeling I could never begin to explain. Transitioning into adult life hasn’t been easy. But with the tools, knowledge and people I gained from this group I have the confidence I’ll get through it. I don’t think I could say that 4 years ago.
As Olivia put so beautifully in the first meeting. If you need to talk to someone, do it. If you need someone to lean on, we’re here for you. I never thought I’d find such a large group of people I’d instantly feel comfortable sharing my deepest worries and scariest thoughts with. But here we were, a Wednesday night, hashing out all of our biggest ups and lowest lows of the summer. Some of us not even knowing the persons' name next to them. All letting down our dams and allowing the overflowing thoughts in our heads to finally come out.
So let's all stop pouring from empty cups. Let us be kind and open and loving because the more we take care of ourselves, the more we can take care of others and the happier we’ll be.