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Old 09-15-07, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by nmt6789 View Post
I guess maybe I'm a little stressed here at college. I am the kind of person who worries even if everything is alright. I guess you could call me a nervous wreck.

All I want to do is pass all of my classes and not have any problems. I guess I'm putting too much thought into that because I'm constantly working.

I'm in my first QUARTER of my freshman year and college is completely new to me but I hate having to worry about things. I need to find a way to stop worrying in a constructive way.

In the last two years I started running and over the summer I started biking so I can get away from whatever it is. I don't have my bike here but I hope to have it soon.

I need some piece of mind that I am going to do well this year.
Are you like me, in that you will look for something wrong even if everything is ok? At times it comes in handy, but it's mostly a pain in the butt. Vega is right. You made it through high school, you can do this. The work load might not be easier, but the harder stuff like socialization, bullies, and all that other junk are SO much easier to deal with in college. I'm in my 3rd year of my 2 year degree. It's not because I failed classes, it's because of the 2 year waiting list for the nursing program at my college. I spread out the other classes required for the degree over the first 2 years to lighten my load for when things got rough, and so I wouldn't be sitting on my butt waiting. At 24, I feel I should be further along in my career goals, as well as in other aspects of my life. But, I am not and as hard as it is some days I have to just accept the fact that I am here and doing my best and have come a long way. Most of the time I really don't think I've come far, just like most of us don't. we simply see where we are and don't think much about how we got here and all the things we have overcome in the process. To be completely honest, at 18 I really didn't think I'd be on this earth at all at this point, let alone in nursing school, working in a nursing home, engaged (crosses fingers things work out), and for the most part happy with where my life is headed. Do I have my moments? Heck yeah!! But we all do. I just read 2 chapters of the 7 I need to read by monday morning that I will be tested on at 8:30am. I have to be to work in less than an hour and a half and be there til 7:15 in the morning. then I get to ride my bike home and read some more, take a nap and read some more.
Remember that your best is the best you can do. Your best may not be the same as someone else's, or what other people think it should be. It may not be perfect, and in many cases it's not. But that's where learning comes in. I remember when I kicked myself in the butt for anything less than a 4.0 in college. My first 2.8 really opened my eyes. It wasn't my best, but it was the best I could do at the time. And, I learned more from that 2.8 than any 4.0 I ever got.
And BTW, I need to thank you. You helped me find the motivation to read those 2 chapters!!
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