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11 February 2005 @ 12:01 am
 


Don't worry about having a very small world. Right now it's okay to have a world revolving around school, meds and feeling like crap. Writing is a nice thing, but no stressing over it. Also, no worries about lack of TV interest.

Don't panic about tomorrow already. Just wait and see how it's going and if nothing is going, it's not to end of the world. In fact I doubt that there is anyone who actually cares whether I get out of bed or not.

Don't beat yourself up for crying, feeling homesick, panicky and overwhelmed. It makes it worse.

Don't let the rest of the ChemGroup get to you. It's a competetive situation with a lot of big egos involved. It's all split up into sub groups anyways. Let them bicker and compete, you have other more serious shit to deal with while just trying to keep up. It sucks that everyone thinks that you are lazy, stupid and chronically late, but there isn't much to be done about it. It beats people thinking that you are crazy.



All the while fighting off my cynical side which is telling me to get real for once and see things how they really are. Maybe I'm really just refusing to acknowledge how bad things are going. I don't know anymore.

Today wasn't that bad. I didn't achieve very much, but compared to the rest of the week, it was rather good in term of mental mess. I couln't go to the lectures, panic at the thought of just leaving the room. Three lectures and then our hours in the lab is just too much. I can't do full days. When I was working in the summer, 4 hours was about the maximum time that I could work on a day. The lab was not as bad as bad as I had feared, we actually got a decent part of the experiment done today. Although we are ten people, so technically it should be possible to work in pairs, I ended up working with Beth and Hyun. Beth pretty much didn't care that I was around and we just did different parts of the experiments. Hyun kept annoying me. He treated me like a complete idiot. I might not be as bright as some other people in the course, but I do know how to perform simple tasks like reading a thermometer and weighing out the required amount of a chemical. I said nothing until he refused to copy the notes that I had made on the part of the experiment that I had done and instead copied them from another group. I asked him what was wrong with the observations that I had made and the conclusions I had drawn.  Nothing he said. Needless to say that I spent most of the rest of the afternoon waiting for the lab time to end. Beth doen't care whether I do anything or not and Hyun seems to think that I'll mess it up anyways. I have no idea why he suddenly thinks that I'm more stupid than a loafof bread. The high point of the afternoon (and also of the entire day) was getting an old lab report from last year marked. I got an A on it.
 
 
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
 
 
 
kimberlychapman: Herokimberlychapman on February 11th, 2005 10:39 am (UTC)
Congrats on the A! (trying to focus on the positive) :)