You know, I had always seen those movies in which college students panic, and I always laughed it off, questioning why students were always in such turmoil. Now, a sophomore in college, I understand. This semester, I have had a minimum of one exam EVERY week. Yes, EVERY SINGLE WEEK. I feel as though I am always studying; and while yes, I enjoy school, I haven’t been able to catch a break. Between managing 5 classes, my exams and assignments, a very minimal social life, as well as implementing self-care time, I barely have time to even sleep or pick up my phone. Exhaustion has made its way onto my face; this semester feels eternal. Though I am tired and complain often, I find myself thankful; thankful I have the opportunity to get an education, thankful for all my scholarships and achievements, and thankful for myself, getting through one of the hardest semesters I’ve endured thus far.
I can do it; I know I can.
I am a sophomore at the University of Central Florida, majoring in Health Sciences. My true passion lies in mental health awareness, being a self-love advocate, writing, music, and helping others. Mental Health and Feminism editor for SASP Chapter.