For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin—real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
Who the hell said you no longer had it in you?
My darling, you are allowed to fail without being a failure. You are allowed to make mistakes without becoming one. More opportunities will present themselves, you will find hope again.
I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.
Anonymousplease reassure me that my mental health is more important than my gpa, that taking care of myself is more important than having a job and that there are actual support systems to help me because I don't feel like anyone takes mental health seriously and they won't care except for the one sympathetic doctor in the hospital who puts his hand on your shoulder as he leaves your room. I can't take anymore pressure, I just need to know that my personal well-being is important to people other than me.
Your mental health is absolutely more important than anything else going on in your life. It is always better to take a break and cut back than to jeopardize your well-being. There are ways to lessen your stress. You can go to school part time, take a semester off, get a loan, etc. There is always a solution, you just have to find it.
Sometimes, the people in your life don’t understand, or don’t even realize that you are struggling. I promise you that if you open up and ask for help from the people around you, they will step in and help. Sometimes you need to lean on others and trust those around you. I have struggled with the same things that you are going through, so if you ever need to talk, I am here!