Out of all my years of being in college, this has been one of the hardest if not the hardest semester I have experienced. Not necessarily because of the workload but because of my lack of motivation.
My first semester of distance last year was hard for me. It was hard because it was such a sudden and odd transition. The pandemic also caused a lot of anxiety, stress, and confusion and this was the very first time I had ever experienced burnout. I was expecting to have another burnout this semester…I knew it was coming but this time it came sooner than I expected. I also feel like I let one of my other classes kind of set the tone for how my semester is going to go. With this class, I was very and I still am very disappointed by the way it is going. I also had to deal with a lot of personal issues back to back and found myself carrying the weight of others before carrying my own.
I consider myself to be a very creative and innovative person and my light dimmed this semester. What made it even harder for me was realizing I hadn’t been myself and not knowing exactly how to get back into the swing of things.
Thankfully now I am in a better headspace. I was getting lost in the sauce lol. Sometimes I still have moments where I kind of freak out when I realize all the work I have to do but I know I am capable of pulling through because I always do. I am thankful to have this class to look forward to.