Hi! My name is Grace, and I am worn out…
I have grossly underestimated the toll this semester would take on me. I am in the grips of chaos at the moment, but I am hanging in there…even after a week of battling a cold. I cannot wait for the day my immune system no longer feels targeted by extreme stress and I become a cold-fighting machine again (Normally, I never get sick.).
To explain my chaos, I will lay out my agenda. On Sunday, I am taking the GRE again. Monday, I have a paper due. Next Thursday, I have a paper due. The week after the next, I have a paper due. The week after Thanksgiving, I have a paper due. Next weekend, I am presenting at my first conference, cue the nerves. December 1st, applications to grad school are due. I have never felt more pressure in my entire life, so if I can breeze through this, I can breeze through anything.
Midterms are next week, and the nerd in me is excited to see the results. Politics invoke passion, and it is always interesting to see which group is more passionate about our current state of affairs. So, I will surely be watching.
What are you up to this weekend? I am feeling a bunch of naps, homework, and more naps. Am I the only one feeling drained these days? On the bright side of things, Thanksgiving is approaching…which means food, food, food. And shopping, of course. Have a great one!