It sounds like you are in the process of going somewhere and I don't mean on the train. I mean with your work and school. Why did you buy the tickets if you knew that you might have to work and that you need to study? You are working on a project and I think that the vacation comes after the semester. Can you get your money back on the tickets? Was there something special that you were going to do? If so maybe you should of asked for the days off in advance.
If you can't get the time off and go on the trip anyway, you know that you will lose your job most likely. So I guess that is up to you. Do you have other means of support? Can you afford to lose this job? If not, I suggest you get a refund on the tickets. If you lose your job you will probably become even more depressed. Was this an impulse? These are the only options that I can come up with. Let me know what you decide.
If you are getting burnt out, maybe you can cut back on some hours or a class to lighten up the load.
Hi there BTE,
Can you recognise when these impulsive episodes are going to happen? The first thing is to decide where you are going at the weekend... are you going away or are you working? If you are going away then you need to clear it with your boss. If you are working, then you need to try and get your money back on the tickets... look at the small-print on the agreement to see what it says about refunds. I think it is important to regain some control over what is happening at the moment, which involves looking at some of your motivations behind the behaviours. Have you considered CBT? This is something you can talk to your physician about. Please make your schoolwork a priority though... it will help you in the future.
I think before you do anything, decide what you are doing this weekend. Working or Travelling. Once you have decided, it will make it much easier to work out what the consequences will be.
I, too was wondering how you got on this weekend and what you did? I hope everything worked out well... whatever it was that you did.