I'm Sorry I'm Sick, But I Can't Miss Class

I'm Sorry I'm Sick, But I Can't Miss Class

I wish I could be wrapped up in my covers but instead I'm waiting for this double block to end


We all get sick. Sometimes its minor head colds and other times we're bed bound for weeks. The hardest part about being sick is allowing yourself to rest. As a college student, I don't have much time, to begin with. I'm always running around campus trying to get a million assignments and errands done before the day ends. When I'm sick, it's even worse because I don't have the time to lay down.

It's times like this that I think back to my elementary school days when I could stay home and have my mom take care of me. Now I'm walking to class with a Gatorade in one hand and a pack of tissues in the other. By the time I get to class I'm out of breath and I can't stop coughing. I get the annoyed looks from my classmates who fear getting sick as well. You see, the problem is that I don't blame them for being irritated at me. Hell, if someone sat down by me looking like they were sick with the plague, I'd make a face too.

Let me get something straight though. I wish I wasn't in class. I wish I was in my bed, covered in blankets, sipping on a warm cup of tea. I wish I didn't have to take notes on lectures or participate in class. I'm sorry that I keep blowing my nose and coughing, I'm really trying to spread as little germs as possible. Please don't blame me, I already feel bad enough being sick. If anything blame the professor. The person who doesn't accept being sick as an excuse to miss class. The person who will continue to tank my participation grade because I'm obviously struggling to stay awake with all the medication I'm on. You say that I need a doctor's note yet I can't afford to go to the infirmary for every little cold. I get that some students will use that excuse to not go to class but can't you see I'm dying over here?

Don't even get me started on all the homework and notes I'll have to make up. If I miss too much class, I don't think I'll ever catch up. I mean how can one person give that many lecture notes in a 50 minute period? You say I have to turn in my paper, in hard copy, and that you won't accept any emailed papers. I'm struggling to get out of bed, but you are making me come in anyway to hand you something that could easily be read online (and save some trees while we're at it). So please enjoy reading my paper, I hope me infesting the entire class with my sickness was worth it to you.

So I'm sorry to my classmates that I have to come to class when I'm sick. I'd really rather be sleeping, but our professor has made it extremely difficult for me to get the rest I need. Thus, begins a never-ending cycle of illness that we'll all eventually go through. To the teachers reading this that are understanding about getting sick and needing rest, you're awesome. And to the professors who can't wrap their head around the possibility that maybe I'm too sick to go to class but not sick enough to go to the hospital, maybe rethink how you handle the situation next time it arises. My education means a lot to me, but sometimes my health means a lot more.

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.


Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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Dreading This Day All About Love

Valentines day blues


I have never enjoyed Valentine's Day.

Even if when I was in a relationship it was just an awkward day of "hey I love you, give me gifts and lets make out." But this year, I am just not feeling this thing at all. Since the relationship ended last June I have just been dreading the time when February came, because you know that on the 14th you are going to see all these love post and all us singles are like "welp this is just not my day.", and honestly you feel defeated. I personally asked other singles friends (like the three I have) if they wanted to come and watch Netflix with me and dread the day, but sadly they either had school or work. So here is my plan of getting though this day of love:


Yes Netflix how else am I supposed to get through this day? Usually I have Greys Anatomy playing all the time but that has love in it, and I am not in the mood for that. My plan is to watch all the crime shows I can because watching TV crime series or documentary about serial killers just seems perfect for the 14th.



Yes sleeping. I don't have anywhere I need to be why not catch up on some zzz's


Yes I am going to eat my feelings with chocolate because why not? if I could I would get a giant slice of cake and live off that on the 14th but sadly I am stuck with the normal Heresy's chocolate and Reeses which will do their job.


me :)

This is my wonderful cat Kimber and she will be my partner in crime on the 14th. She will sleep, snuggle, cuddle, all day with me because I need that moral support of my fluffy cat.



If I am able to fit reading a book into my schedule of everything listed above then reading will go into that open spot. I always loved reading but with school it is hard to find the time to read for enjoyment. so this day will be the perfect day.

This is my plan for the 14th of February and hopefully this will help me get though this dreadful day. And if you are also single try this out :)

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