Hello lovelies, here’s a reminder that eating something is better than eating nothing!
It’s okay if you don’t have the energy to make a proper meal, but maybe there is something else you can get! Can’t make a sandwich? Eat some bread or some fillings. Can’t get the oven on? Eat the leftovers you have cold.
Even a granola bar or chocolate bar or whatever else you CAN eat is better than going with nothing. If even chewing seems impossible, try to have juice or water. Who cares if it will be the first thing you’ve had today (even if it’s getting late). What matters is that you had SOMETHING.
You are an amazing and powerful machine. Fuel your body so you can keep going. You can do more later when you’re ready
as someone who just had one of the shittiest, most unproductive days of their life i want to tell you i’m proud of you. i don’t care what you did or did not get done today. i am proud of you. you did well today. you did enough. the fact that you are still here is enough for me. good job. you are worth everything. good job.
Please take care of yourself, especially right now. Things are heavy, so taking care of yourself is very much needed. Its okay to feel overwhelmed with everything. There's a lot happening. It's okay to need a break. Don't feel bad about it. You're doing everything you can. You're alright. Your mental health is important, please remember that.
It’s okay if you’re doing shitty in school, it’s okay if you’re really struggling with your school work, it’s okay if right now you don’t love learning.
My spring 2021 semester went like this:
I registered for three classes, which were Anthropology, Calculus 1, and General Chemistry 1. For the first two and a half weeks, I was having a mental breakdown like every other day. I missed the drop period for classes only by a few days. I withdrew from Calculus 1 not even three weeks into the semester. It was just too much. I tried really hard to keep up with Anthro and Chem, but I was having a really hard time understanding things and focusing. I made it through midterms with both classes, but I was still struggling so much and I started having mental breakdowns again. I couldn’t finish the lectures on time and it was always a rush to finish all of the work, I was barely hanging on by a thread. I decided to withdraw from Chemistry too. This simultaneously felt like a big relief and a huge failure.
This puts me way behind on my transfer credits (I was already behind before this) and it may take me more than five total years to graduate with a bachelors.
I was venting to someone who asked about it recently and he said, “So you have a couple of w’s and you are behind on your transfer requirements? You are studying at one of the most stressful and demanding times of the last century kid! Cut yourself a little slack!”
My boss also told me that it took her seven years to graduate. As long as I keep going, no matter how slowly, I’ll get there.
My point is you are not a failure no matter what happened these last couple semesters. You are smart, you are strong, you are enough. And so am I. We will get through this together. You gotta do what you gotta do, even if you have to take a semester off or withdraw from a couple of classes. Its okay if you failed classes, that doesn’t make you stupid or any less ambitious. You and I, we will get through this.
You are important, remember to practice self care.
You're doing amazing. No matter where you are, no matter how you're handling things, you're still here and that's what matters most.
You will be okay in the end. No matter how bad things might seem, no matter how badly you're treated/how toxic your peers are, you will get through this.
You will get to a place where happiness lingers like incense on a rainy day. No matter how negative it looks, no matter how deep into rock bottom's basement you are, there is always the ability to start working towards where you want to be.
You are loved. Even if it's just people on the internet, peers you barely know, or friends you see between breakdowns, you are loved. We care, and will never stop caring, no matter what happens.
As always, all I can ask is that you get more than 5 hrs of sleep, eat something (even if it's just a cookie or apple), and drink something (even an energy drink).
"you might think that you don't matter in this world, but because of you, someone has a favourite mug to drink their tea out of that you bought them. someone hears a song on the radio, and it reminds them of you. someone has read a book you suggested them and gotten lost in its pages. someone's remembered a joke you told them or your kind compliment, and smiled to themselves on the bus.
never think you don't have an impact. your fingerprints can't be wiped away from the little marks of kindness that you've left behind."
Cause no ones there when I’m breaking bad on the ground shedding my tears. Like no one can help my pain and the empty hole in my chest. Dug so deep that the exit becomes clueless. Finding safety in the darkness and staying silent becomes relaxing. A moment of nothing feels ordinary.