having a mental health spill during the school year

At the end of Christmas break this year, I found myself looking forward to returning to school. It’s always hard for me to leave my family again after quite some time apart, but the freshness and renewed dedication most people feel surrounding the new year had me excited to get back to studying. As much as I like petting my dogs and hanging out with my sister, there isn’t really anywhere to place New Year’s resolution fervor there. Should I pet my dogs harder? Hang out with my sister more aggressively? I don’t think me, my sister, or my dogs really want that. Applying this sense of motivation makes more sense in my academic life, so I was looking forward to getting back to it.

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essential note-taking supplies

My second semester of uni has just kicked off so I’m getting ready. Organising the masses of paper from last semester. Bulk-ordering supplies from amazon. Getting sleep in now while I still can. Mass-cooking and freezing meals. Testing each and every one of the markers, highlighters, and pens I own to make sure they won’t die on me in the middle of the library–trust me, that’s not fun.

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how to do public speaking and not cry simultaneously

When I was in eighth grade, I once had to memorize a poem I had written and present it aloud from memory in my english class. Why they would give us this assignment when our hormones and ability to write poetry were objectively at their worst, I’m not really sure, but it had me stressin. I ended up making it about four lines in before crying, running out of the classroom, and staying in the bathroom until after the class had ended.

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