Anna Gruesen


“The greatest piece of advice that someone gave me would be from my mom and brother. They both told me that stress is like a big backpack of bricks. No one can help you take it off, and no one can force you to put it on. Only you can take off the backpack of bricks that is dragging you down. This piece of advice immediately made me realize that stress can be controlled, but you are the only one who can control it. This piece of advice helped me to take off my own ‘backpack of bricks.’ By taking off that backpack, you can live a happier and more successful life.”