Meet a PC: Emily Fritze

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Emily Fritze ’19

Every week, The Thrill features a member of a student-support organization to bring awareness about the various resources available to the student body on campus. This week, we’re featuring Emily Fritze ’19.  Stay safe this weekend, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help.

If you want to speak to a PC, they have Office Hours in the new Health and Counseling Center. Drop by and talk to a PC every Sunday-Thursday, 7-9 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Or call their 24/7 hotline at 740-398-3806.

Cats or dogs?

Both are so good! But I’m allergic to cats so dogs it is.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?

One glorious morning my friend made me toast with yogurt, jam, and granola on top and we sat on my porch- it was a true dream!

What is your go-to music/book/movie/other media to improve your mood?

Hm well, when I’m down I tend to listen to sad folk music, which probably isn’t a good idea!! But I really love Gregory Alan Isakov. And if I’m really just too sad after that I watch this awful romantic comedy called Leap Year, its about Ireland and it always makes me feel a little better.

What is the most memorable dream you’ve ever had?

A few years ago my friend was sleeping over and I had a dream that I was a construction crane and I tried to scoop her up in my sleep.
What would you recommend to someone visiting your hometown?
There is this really great health foods store called Hamilton Whole Foods! It’s like real whole foods but smaller, cheaper, and with plants and jars of spices everywhere.
What is the best thing that’s happened to you within the last week?
I made a stamp of a little guy holding a toaster and printed it on a shirt with my pal!
Do you have any advice for staying sane?
For staying sane I’d say self-forgiveness is really important. A lot of the time its easy to feel like you’re failing, or your not good, or you’re not where you should be when you have bad days, but forgiving yourself and accepting that you’re always growing helps me a lot!
Why do you love Kenyon?
I love Kenyon for so many reasons! It’s funny because its a place where sometimes its easy to feel really sad and other days I walk down middle path its like “wow, I’m in love with ohio!!”. But I think the people are what really makes it such a special place. Almost everyone I’ve met here is so kind, caring, and compassionate.
Why did you want to become a PC?
I became a PC because I am really sensitive to other people’s feelings and I usually have a good sense of how the people around me are feeling without them saying much. It might sound a little hippy dippy but I really believe in emotional energy, and because I pick up on it, I thought I could try and help people feel a little better. Really, I just don’t want anyone to feel swallowed by their own sadness and I want to be here for anyone who is beginning to feel that way. Sadness is hard to avoid and it comes and it goes, but so much of life is beautiful and I really want everyone to feel that!

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