This week, I have three exams. I have three exams in five days. While I can reassure you that my sanity is slowly but surely dwindling, I am taking the time to realize my blessings and count them carefully.
College is all about time management and planning for the future; you must make sure your future is bright by excelling above and beyond in the present. Unfortunately, class syllabi don’t always compliment each other and you end up with three exams in a week, like yours truly.
Sometimes, I feel the anxiety and fear of failing overwhelming my mental capacity, and essentially it debilitates me altogether. I worry so much about not doing well that it takes away from my ability to actually study and secure a good grade.
That’s when I realize I must pause and breathe. I must take a minute to remember that school is hard but it is not impossible. Life is rough but you can overcome it.
An education is not something everyone has the opportunity to attain, whether it’s because of financial reasons or because of societal restrictions such as those in developing countries.
I often take for granted my ability to go to a university and gain an education – an education that nobody will ever be able to take from me. I am blessed and I am fortunate.
The stress of deadlines and exams often cloud my gratitude, and during weeks like this, I must remember that I am working towards something. I am working towards a future for my future family and myself.
If you ever find yourself in a “dead week” like I am currently in, just remember to take it one day at a time. Maximize your hours and keep yourself focused.
Your stresses and worries will not defeat you unless you allow them to. Focus on your goals and take it one thing at a time – one exam, one deadline, one course at a time.
Do not look too far into the future, but keep it in view. You can do it, I believe in you! One day at a time, trust me. Count your blessings and pray faithfully, I promise everything will work out.
Now let’s hope I make it through this week alive and with my sanity.