At Gunn, there's a lot of pressure from all fronts to get perfect grades, have perfect SAT scores, do perfect things, and generally be a well-rounded Stanford-bound student, all while maintaining a healthy social life and getting enough sleep. (Well, about that last one...let's be honest here.) Even though Gunn's student life has improved substantially during these past few years, there's still massive pressure on students to get straight A's and generally be perfect students. Students at Gunn are stressed out all of the time. Many are overstretched with loads and loads of classes and extracurriculars to juggle. Needless to say, I felt they needed some reassurance.
Some backstory on my project: I just started a chapter of Campus Cursive, a high school/college program run by an organization, More Love Letters, focused on spreading kindness through the art of letter writing. I really felt inspired by the random acts of kindness that other people were committing through the More Love Letters cause, and thought that a lot of Gunn students would appreciate something like them.
So, I wrote fifteen letters of love and reassurance, and scattered them across the Gunn library, hoping that people in great need of a love letter would come across it while browsing through laptops or textbooks or what have you, and open it.
Here's an example of one of my letters. The others are in my photo album. I hope that my letters can bring joy to people's lives, regardless of what kind of situation they are going through. The world needs more love, and it certainly needs more love letters.