Semester Lesson: Self-Care and Following Your Dreams
I think the hardest things I’m going to need to learn this semester are not giving up on my dreams and learning how and when to take a time out and fix myself.
Self-care can be difficult in college, especially with professors that might not understand quite what chronic illness entails. However, this semester I’m learning to take more time away from class if I’m really not feeling up to it. Being there is all well and good, but if I have to take Vicodin and hydroxyzine to get through it, it might not be worth it if I’m barely going to be awake and paying attention.
As for my dreams… well, I’ve finally picked up that biology major with a biochemistry minor that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. Yeah, I’ll be in school longer, but at least I’ll be doing what I want to do.