I can understand. If you can believe that. I don't have to work and buy food or nothing, but I go to school. We are out on break next week so all of my teachers want to squeeze in major tests before the holiday. It's only high school, and I may only be in 11th grade, but having anxiety makes it so much worse. Plus, my classes include Anatomy and Physio, History(teacher is essay test crazy), Pre-Calculus, Honors English, Child Development, Latin II, and Chemistry. So, I know about the stress. My Latin II class is an AP Distance Learning class. I take it in a special lab and it is an online class. My teacher for it teaches at a different school, so imagine trying to teach yourself a different language like that! We have a deadline to have all of our work done. I will never make it. I am really stressed out by school so I understand what you are going through. I have tests more this year than ever before. Its horrible.
The anxiety. The stress. The no sleeping. Not being able to concentrate enough to study or do my work. The constant pressure I put on myself to do the best. Its hard. I cant imagine what it must be like for you at a university. I will know soon though. I only have a year and a half left. And unless a miracle happens and I get better, it will be horrible. Plus, I plan on being a doctor of some sort, always wanted to be a surgeon, but I am questioning that now. Thinking of being a Psychiatrist. I enjoy psychology and have alot in common with it so I think it would be good. But, I have wanted to be a surgeon since I was born. Not sure if I can give that dream up. But, maybe I am following a different dream, I don't know. But, it will be hard.
Anyways, sorry to vent so much about myself. I was trying to help you. But, anyways, you are not alone, and I understand exactly what you mean. My mom is the same way. Always has been. It is very irritating and I often feel the same as you do about it.
Well, sorry this is so long and I am taking up your time. Take care! And good luck on your tests and papers!
I understand how you feel, and i just want to let you know if you need someone to listen drop me line by email or on here, i know it is really hard for you right now but you are a strong person, and remember that everyone here at HW is here to help in any way we can..
Take care of your self..
Hey there kiddo, hi, this is Kitt........
There is a book named How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Nursing School; Author: Dunham, Kelli S. You may find this a fun read.
I went to Nurse's training at the age of 34 with 4 children at home and I made it. I put up my Christmas tree in July and bought lots of frozen pizza's. My chldren helped me study and I made it throught LPN school, however I had to go on as I wanted to be an ICU nurse so back to school I went. Never took that tree down. lol. I was stressed to the max and actually had a minor mini melt down. My husband had major surgery that year and I got my only B + so ended with a 3.89 GPA. I was of course going for the 4.0
So I know you can do this. I believed in me and I knew I was smart enough but strength is what I really needed to pull from deep within. I shed tears and ranted and prayed and studied hard.
Many of my classmates went through the same anxiety as I did only for different reasons. One student became pregnant, another's husband had died right before school started. You see sweeetie, you are truly not alone and I would bet every nursing student in your class has stress, they may not admit to it but they do.
What helped me most was my sense of humor and of course my wonderful hubby. I could cry and in the end laugh at myself for being so hard on me. I did not have to be perfect.
Please know you are doing a wonderful job and that you will make it through your school. You will go on to be a wonderful nurse. Many hugs to you and lots of Support from you family here at Healing Well.
Believing in yourself comes from knowing what you are really capable of doing. When it's your turn to step up to the plate, realize that you won't hit a home run every time but your still in the game. You go girl. Hugs to you.
That was so inspiring in so many different ways Kitt. You can read that in different ways and stll get the same inspiring message.
Your right we are who we are, and everyone is different and handles things differently, and believing in what you know you can do, even if you don't get the home run, you are still in the game.
Thanks for the inspiriation..
Hope that helped you as much as it did me Chelly, I also know you can do it, and you have all of my support.
Take care, (((((HUGS)))))..