6 Memes For Those Mid Semester Feels

6 Memes For Those Mid Semester Feels

I'm fine, everything's fine *starts bawling*
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Alas, mid semester is here and we are swamped with piles of academic work as well as numerous extracurricular events and responsibilities. After fall break, I really did not want to come back to school because I knew I had so much work to do, and the rest of the school year is going to be the same way. I have noticed everyone else around me is also so busy, so I found some memes to sum up those mid semester feels.

October has begun and professors are already discussing the midterm exam coming up in a few weeks. This means every professor has schedule an exam or major project or paper around the same time as every other professor. And, I am sure it is coincidence that this happens, but it can be very stressful. Mid term season is upon us, so prepare to hunker down in the library, drink copious amounts of water and probably caffeine, and sleep less than 8 hours every night.

This is the time of year when people start to realize their grade depends on some participation and therefore must do so in class. In many classes, students tend to say anything they can come up with for the sake of their grade. And, I totally think that is okay. Trust me, I have done it. But, mid term season is also the time when people are very stressed and easily on edge, hence the sass level can be very high. The one thing I despise about mid terms the most is when people compete to see who is more stressed. You know, when you get six hours of sleep and are barely functioning and your friend tells you he or she only got two hours of sleep and look at them! Excuse you, this is not a competition to see who can be sleep the least, spend the most hours in the library, or even drink the most amount of caffeine. First of all, it's not healthy. Second of all, it's rude. Please, don't try to one up everyone you talk to because everyone is stressed during mid terms.

When you are just too busy to do all of your homework and study, sometimes you have to skip class to prepare for another class. Students are often involved in many extracurricular activities, and trying to balance that with academics plus maintaining your own health can be hard. I would personally rather get at least six hours of sleep and choose to skip a class than pull an all nighter but get all my work done. I have yet to pull an all nighter, and I really hope I do not have to any time soon. You and your brain need time to sleep and recover, so make sure you keep yourself in check as well as your school work.

In the first few days of class, it is so exciting to be back at school with all your friends, so students often take lots of notes. Then, about two weeks in, you realize doing the readings is not necessary and you can just take notes in class. Then, you realize the professor uploads the powerpoints to Blackboard, so what's the point of taking notes too? Then, you get to studying for the midterm and decide to consult your notes on a subject you are a little confused about, only to realize you did not take notes that day. I am a copious note taker, and always find myself doing better on midterm and final exams if I have taken notes than if I do not.

Sometimes you just have those days where your brain is overloaded with information from cramming for tests, preparing presentations, and writing papers that you just want to lay in bed and maybe have a glass of wine. I recommend asking for pictures of your dog or cat, and also taking some "you" time. I am all to familiar with the midsemester break down, and always feel better after taking time for myself and talking to my mom.

This mid semester time can really take a toll on your mental health. It can be really hard to remember to take care of yourself when you're so focused on homework, tests, presentations, and papers. I have been known to forget to eat lunch and dinner, don't do that. It is so bad for your body to not have energy and fuel to use for those late nights in the library. Please remember to take care of yourself first.

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I Blame My Dad For My High Expectations

Dad, it's all your fault.
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I always tell my dad that no matter who I date, he's always my number one guy. Sometimes I say it as more of a routine thing. However, the meaning behind it is all too real. For as long as I can remember my dad has been my one true love, and it's going to be hard to find someone who can top him.

My dad loves me when I am difficult. He knows how to keep the perfect distance on the days when I'm in a mood, how to hold me on the days that are tough, and how to stand by me on the days that are good.

He listens to me rant for hours over people, my days at school, or the episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' I watched that night and never once loses interest.

He picks on me about my hair, outfit, shoes, and everything else after spending hours to get ready only to end by telling me, “You look good." And I know he means it.

He holds the door for me, carries my bags for me, and always buys my food. He goes out of his way to make me smile when he sees that I'm upset. He calls me randomly during the day to see how I'm doing and how my day is going and drops everything to answer the phone when I call.

When it comes to other people, my dad has a heart of gold. He will do anything for anyone, even his worst enemy. He will smile at strangers and compliment people he barely knows. He will strike up a conversation with anyone, even if it means going way out of his way, and he will always put himself last.

My dad also knows when to give tough love. He knows how to make me respect him without having to ask for it or enforce it. He knows how to make me want to be a better person just to make him proud. He has molded me into who I am today without ever pushing me too hard. He knew the exact times I needed to be reminded who I was.

Dad, you have my respect, trust, but most of all my heart. You have impacted my life most of all, and for that, I can never repay you. Without you, I wouldn't know what I to look for when I finally begin to search for who I want to spend the rest of my life with, but it might take some time to find someone who measures up to you.

To my future husband, I'm sorry. You have some huge shoes to fill, and most of all, I hope you can cook.

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5 Tips To Help You Feel Better If You're Sick

A few helpful tips if there's a bug going around.

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Not to brag, but I don't get sick very often, maybe once a year. When I do find myself a little under the weather, there's a few things I like to do for a faster recovery. I have no idea if any of these are 100% accurate, but I'd like to think they do. None of these will immediately make you feel better, but they'll help quicken the process.

Drink lots of water.

This one is a no-brainer, but it can be hard to do sometimes. I know when I'm sick, I definitely don't think about it. Water can help flush toxins out of your body, makes you hydrated, and can help you feel more awake and energized! If you're not a huge water drinker like I am, Tea also helps.

Stay home.

If you're sick, it's honestly better if you just take a day off and focus on feeling better. If you're worried about going to school or work, it's better that you don't spread anything. Let me just say, I'm fairly certain the last time I caught something was because someone behind me in a class was coughing through the entire lecture.

Rest.

This one goes with the last point, but sleeping will help your immune system fight off any infections. It's good to take some time off and get any extra sleep you can.

Clean everything.

I like to wash all of my clothes and bed sheet, because they're what I wear and touch the most, especially my pillow cases. This will help get rid of some germs and stop them from spreading. It's also good to disinfect anything you touch often, like doorknobs and table surfaces.

Take medicine.

This one also sounds like a no brainer, but seriously if you expect to feel better soon you should be taking some sort of medicine. At the very least, it'll help with your symptoms, so you're not couching or sneezing every couple minutes.

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