I have been feeling completely overwhelmed lately.
Working in my store one week to going back to Uni
(after 12 years away) the next has been a huge change.
Every day I have been freaking out, crying and wondering
if I made the right choice. The main source of my anxiety?
If your recollection of school grammar goes something like:
Well, it's nouns and verbs and objects and stuff, right..?
let me illustrate what grammar looks like at University level:
And this is a simple sentence.
Today I was sitting in Grammar class, feeling hopelessly lost
as I have done for three weeks now, when it dawned on me:
I don't actually have to take this class, and certainly not now.
I can audit the A-level and refresh my memory this semester,
and finish grammar in the spring instead! As soon as the thought
had popped into my head my pent-up anxiety began melting away.
I have been feeling like a miserable failure, even though
I am doing well with the rest at school. But going straight
to the Guidance office and voicing my plan (and getting
support for it) I already started regaining some balance.
Moral of the story: Know your limitations, ask for help,
seek new avenues, and - be kind to yourself.