Name: Josie Goldsmith

Social Media Handle/Username: @im_watching_my_profanity_jack_dw

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: Hey, I’m Josie. I row for St. Andrews, and played/ signed for a5 volleyball.

What Inspires You Every day? : My best friend, who is sadly no longer in this life. She inspires me to live for the both of us, and make everyday as best and beautiful as I can.

What is some words of wisdom you live by?: “you have the amazing power to make the world a happier and brighter place!” “just you alone, can make someones whole entire life better” “behind every strong person, there is a story that gave them no choice.” are some that i live by.

What is your ultimate goal in life? : My ultimate goal in life…well that’s a loaded question. haha. my ultimate goal in life is really to be the best self, that I can. To have affected someone in the right way.

How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : Life during the pandemic and lockdown, was hard. not just for me, but for many. it really affected my mental health and state. it affected my grades in school. but really it affected my life. my mindset. it made me think that no one was feeling as terrible as i was, that no one loved me. i am getting better now, but it was insanely difficult. so usually when i felt like this, i took a breather, or i went and helped with those who were/are homeless, raise awareness and money for those organizations, like blm, stop aapi hatred. and that made me feel like i had a place in this world, and that i was helping someone in anyways that i could.

What is a message you would like to give others? : that you are loved. you are thought of. you mean something- no forget something, you mean everything to someone, to everyone. you are special. you are worthy. you are incredible, and you are doing great! i love you so so much.

What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: Um, I have been really interested in photography recently, and making bracelets, for those whom i love.

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