Before the semester starts you’re excited! You think you’re opening the doors to a solid pay check and a great way to help people.
As the first day draws near, anxiety creeps in, but you remain relatively confident. After all, you’ve never really had to work hard in school.
After the first day, you’re upset; you’re already overwhelmed.
Two weeks in and things begin to unravel…
But at least you have friends.
The weeks pass quickly. You’re getting worried. You’re further behind in reading.
Finally exams week is here! At least the end is in sight.
24 hours before exams begin you start making an effort.Things seem so pointless; you aren’t scared because you know you’ll fail.
Right before the exam you get nervous. It turns out you do care!
You try to put on a brave face and take the exam.
You vow to study more for the next exam. You don’t. In fact, you don’t study at all.
Yet, you feel strangely confident before your last exam.
..Then you wait weeks for your grades…
YOU PASSED the first two classes!
What about the class you didn’t study for?
Wait, if I can pass without studying, reading, or attending 20% of the classes, what can I do if I stay on my meds and don’t give in to maladaptive behaviors?!