A Letter To Mid-Semester Me From Beginning-Of-The-Semester Me

A Letter To Mid-Semester Me From Beginning-Of-The-Semester Me

You're probably crying in the library right now...


Dear Mid Semester Me,

Hiiiiii. You're probably on your fifth cup of coffee, losing your marbles in the library right now. It's me...well you...it's us. It's only the second week of school and I can already tell that we have a long semester ahead of us. But you probably already know that, being future me and whatnot.

I'm writing this for you to read when you're on your last nerve with classes and outside commitments while trying to have a social life, sleep schedule and also eat every now and then. I'm writing this to tell you to take a step back and take a deep breath which unless it's on our schedule, won't be happening. But do it because I know us and we're gonna need it.

Don't forget to take care of your health first. Take your vitamins, try to fit in a workout routine, don't pull all-nighters because as we learned from experience, getting a good night's sleep is way more important than trying to cram in a month's worth of information the night before a test. Eat at least two meals a day. Drink liquids other than coffee and booze (*cough* water *cough*). Call mom, listen to some Beyonce and cuddle with your cat.

Keep reminding yourself that after this semester, it will be smooth sailing for the rest of the year. You can do this. Crying is appropriate but try not to scare the other students in the library. As long as you stay focused and balance your time so you can take mental breaks, you'll be just fine.

Everyone is going to be slightly more stressed than usual so you're not alone! Luckily, it's more appropriate during this time to go a few days without showering or wearing makeup. But at least change your shirt so people don't think you're completely off your rocker. Also, try not to mutter to yourself while walking on the Quad...as we learned, you will get weird looks from fellow students.

In one more semester, we will be walking across the stage in your cap and gown (*screams*) and then the real stress will begin. This is a walk in the park compared to what we're about to endure in the ~real~ world. So take this time to enjoy yourself and our last months of undergrad! We're going to miss this even though you might not think so right now. Don't let all the upcoming tests and projects and due dates take away from everything else that we should be doing like spending time with our friends and going out every now and then. We have the rest of our life to be serious so loosen up, girlfriend!

I know we're a busy woman so Imma let you go and get back to whatever we were stressing over prior to this reminder. We got this. We're going to be okay.


Beginning-Of-The-Semester Me

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To The Teacher Who Was So Much More

Thank you for everything

I think it's fair to say that most people remember at least one teacher who had a lasting impact on them. I have been incredibly lucky to have several teachers who I will never forget, but one individual takes the cake. So here's to you: thank you for all you have done.

Thank you for teaching me lessons not just in the textbook.

Although you taught a great lecture, class was never just limited to the contents of the course. Debates and somewhat heated conversations would arise between classmates over politics and course material, and you always encouraged open discussion. You embraced the idea of always having an opinion, and always making it be heard, because why waste your voice? You taught me to fight for things I believed in, and to hold my ground in an argument. You taught me to always think of others before doing and speaking. You showed me the power of kindness. Thank you for all the important lessons that may not have been included in the curriculum.

Thank you for believing in me.

Especially in my senior year, you believed in me when other teachers didn't. You showed me just what I could accomplish with a positive and strong attitude. Your unwavering support kept me going, especially when I melted into a puddle of tears weekly in your office. You listened to my stupid complaints, understood my overwhelming stress-induced breakdowns, and told me it was going to be okay. Thank you for always being there for me.

Thank you for inspiring me.

You are the epitome of a role model. Not only are you intelligent and respected, but you have a heart of gold and emit beautiful light where ever you go. You showed me that service to others should not be looked at as a chore, but something to enjoy and find yourself in. And I have found myself in giving back to people, thanks to your spark. Thank you for showing me, and so many students, just how incredible one person can be.

Thank you for changing my life.

Without you, I truly would not be where I am today. As cliche as it sounds, you had such a remarkable impact on me and my outlook on life. Just about a year has passed since my graduation, and I'm grateful to still keep in touch. I hope you understand the impact you have made on me, and on so many other students. You are amazing, and I thank you for all you have done.

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