Hello, readers and writers!
I’ve made a few comments here and there about what’s been going on with me lately, but I thought it would be important to share more of where my mind has been as of late. There are a few factors impacting my ability to do the things I love to do, but they’re all coming to an end in just a couple of months.
My Last Semester
No one really prepared me for how stressful the last semester of an undergrad degree can be. There’s so much in the air concerning my future, so failing a class is definitely not an option. There are no more opportunities to put things off. My classes are higher level and difficult as well as I’m getting everything together for that special day.
Graduating isn’t as easy as it was in high school. You have to apply, get approval, collect the materials, and a bunch of other stuff to get to that point. I’m turning in my senior portfolio soon and that’s going to include a resume, assignments from my classes, and so much more. There’s not much else I can fit in my life lately that isn’t school related. Luckily I have friends and family helping with that.
Mental and Physical Health
I don’t publicly talk about my health a lot since not everyone needs to know these things about me, but I trust that whoever reads my blog actually cares about my personal life and writing journey, even if it’s just to pick up tips for yourself and learn what to not do. But this past year has been a struggle with my health as I’ve developed generalized anxiety, fibromyalgia, and many of my other chronic illnesses flared up all at the same time.
None of that is ideal when the only things I want to focus on are school and my writing. I’m having to put my writing aside for health reasons, especially making and meeting appointments while paying for these consultations and future procedures. All of it is incredibly scary and takes up a lot of my time. It’s also important to me as these things might not define my life, but they definitely change it and impact my day-to-day limits and activities.
In January, I will either have failed and am still a college student (that most likely won’t happen), or I’ll be a real adult with real responsibilities. That’s scary, but I’m feeling more and more ready as time goes on. Don’t worry, I’ll have a few more freak outs, but I can’t deny the inevitable. I’m growing up and starting the next chapter of my life, and that’s incredible and unbelievable.
Thanks for reading and being a part of my process. I can’t wait to share more of my progress, ideas, excerpts, reading suggestions, and more with all of you!
Until next time 🙂