Keep putting one foot in front of the other. You’ll get where you need to be when you’re ready.
To anyone struggling with anxiety right now: I know right now you feel like you’re going to die. I know you can’t imagine that your heart is going to still beat after this. But it will.
Life doesn’t come with a trigger warning (nor should it), but many things on the internet do have a trigger warning. Don’t seek these things out when you’re feeling vulnerable. It’s a sure way to feel worse and potentially lead you to act on your feelings. That’s kind of the point of the warning…
The world is a scary and unpredictable place. Always has been, and most likely always will be. But it’s not up to you to carry the weight of the world. No one person can do that.
The absolute truth of the matter is that school will always be there. Your health comes first and that might mean taking off a semester or a year or 10 years. And in that time your interests might change and you’ll develop a new focus and a new drive. You may not finish “on time”, but you’ll finish when you’re ready.
In case no one has told you lately, you’re doing a really great job.