In observing all of my friends, professors, hallmates, and fellow students, everyone seems to be having a rough week in some way or another. Life has just been piling on since mid terms, and a lot of people are in desperate need of Thanksgiving for a break.
And I know there isn’t much I can do to help all of the people I care about with this stress, especially not when I am in the same boat, but I try often. I’ve learned that this help comes in all different shapes and sizes, and while I don’t know everyone here very well yet, I’m already learning what I can do to help them. I’ve learned that this could entail a surprise coffee just because, a personalized study schedule with fuzzy socks, listening to them unload their stress, sitting in silence-mutually on social media, ordering GrubHub at 1:30 a.m., having a quick dance party or jam session, or even just giving one of my hugs.
Not to brag, but people have told me that they have made their day, so…
I wanted to write this post for a couple reasons, but the most apparent one is that I know there isn’t much I can do for all of my wonderful people at home, and there are some people I haven’t been able to help here yet.
I want you to know, yes, you, that you matter. A lot. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward. Let your faith be bigger than your fear, breathe, and take your next step. Keep your head up, I promise you can do this. Yes, you might be losing hope. Yes, maybe you haven’t slept in three days. Yes, maybe Orgo is kicking your butt. You may want to cry or even give up. But if you want to get back on the right track, if you need something to believe in, start with yourself. You are amazingly perfect in your own way. Please don’t ever forget it. Don’t lose hope, I have faith in you. I know you can do this. Now go and sleep, and have a great day tomorrow.