It feels like just as though yesterday we were running to our first day of classes. We got to class on time every day, we went to every class every day and were on top of every assignment. Now, we maybe go to one class a day, and getting an assignment done on time is a BIG DEAL.

I know right now in the midst of Thanksgiving and having Christmas just around the corner, we have all reached our working points for the semester, and a simple way to put it is you are just done. These weeks are always the most stressful, and yes, there may be tears, and a few pints of ice cream eaten, but hey, that's college, right?

Don't worry, you'll be fine. Life is full of ups and downs. Semesters are full of ups and downs. You will get a good grade, you will finish strong, your GPA and grades are not as bad as they seem. Just take one thing at a time. Most of the time all these fears/scenarios are all in your head, and that you are just siking yourself out.

Just believe in yourself and take a deep breath. Everything will fall into place, and if something bad happens, it does happen for a reason. Trust the process. If you do bad in a class/assignment/exam, have no fear. It isn't the end of the world. And most importantly, you are NOT a failure. This is just a bump in the road and you just simply need to find a way to get around it to get right back on track. Also remember too that college is not a race. Don't worry about how others are doing. You are the most important person in your life. Focus on you. Also, grades are just a number, they don't define your success.

Now keep your head high, study hard, and you will find success!