Dear Mid-Semester Me,

We are tired and unmotivated. It doesn't help that Spring Break ending just added to that mindset. Anyway, we're back and in the final haul for the second semester.

But we're not there yet.

It takes an ocean of coffee and a mountain of motivation to drag our butt out of bed and up the Quad to class. It takes every ounce of energy to focus and study for our classes. Heck, even going out on the weekends feels like a chore these days. Some nights, when we're out of meal punches and have no food, we'll just have a granola bar for dinner. In the words of Frank Ocean, we feel "sluggish, lazy, stupid and unconcerned."

All we really want to do these days is sit on the sofa in our comfiest sweatpants with a pint of Ben & Jerry's Phish Food and watch HGTV all day long. The weather is cold and windy and makes you just want to sit inside instead of going out to class, to see friends or even to go party. Morale is really at an all-time low.

But we can do it.

Wanna know how I know?

Because you've been in this position before and you have made it through alive.

I've seen us push through some really tough situations so I know you can get through this rough patch. Think about our dreams and aspirations and goals. Think about how far you've already come! We've made it through six semesters in college already! We only have two and a half left. Just keep pushing through.

Remember last year when we felt this way? We cried, lost sleep, skipped classes to study for other classes, put on a heavy load, thinking we could do it without a second thought. It was difficult. But we did it.

Remember freshman year when we had a breakdown? We thought that it was the end of the line for us. But we still pulled through.

But we didn't do it by ourselves. We had the support of our friends and family the entire time. This is a reminder that it is okay to turn to them when you need a shoulder, a hug or just some words of motivation! They want to see us succeed more than anyone else and they will be there for us just like we're there for them when they need us.

So while it seems like we're stuck in a rut now, just remember how far we've come and how much we've grown. We still have many more miles to go and a lot more growing to do! So let's shake off the bad vibes and get back into the swing of things! We have our whole life to look forward to so why let something hold you back?

Go get 'em, girl.

Love,

Me