Maggie. 23. Social Work Student. Nerd. Lesbian. Poly. Reasonably intelligent being. Also, I'm in love with the most beautiful & supportive woman on the planet. Post-Op VSG. Highest Weight: 344lbs. Current Weight: 228lbs. Goal Weight: 180lbs
I’m having a lot of mixed feelings today. It’s my last day of classes at EMU. My last day on campus (I don’t count commencement because that’s not on the main campus). I’m sad… Eastern has been more of a home to me than anywhere else has in my entire life. I found so much here. I found myself, my passion, my friends, and my love.
This place holds so much for me. My college career has had its downsides as well, but everything in life does. The bad memories have still helped shape me into the person I am now. I love who I am now. I fucking love who I’ve become so much. I’ve grown so much and I can’t believe I’m saying this because I never do, but I’m so damn proud of myself. I really am. I’m so proud of where I am in life. I’m engaged to the woman I love, graduating with a degree in a field that I’m passionate about, and I’ve lost over 100 pounds in the past year. I’ve done so much… I sell myself short too often. I’m a good person. I’m smart. I’m funny. I’m fucking adorable. And I deserve to say those things to myself every day.
My time at EMU has really helped push me to this point. A point where I actually have days where I can look in the mirror and say all those things about myself. To me, that says that my college experience has been worth everything I’ve poured into it. I am sad to be leaving… But I’m moving on to new chapters of life and I cannot wait to see where they take me next.
See you later, EMU. It’s been great.