Monday, December 26, 2016

Hiatus...


           Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

        I CAN EXPLAIN MY HIATUS YOU GUYS! See this semester has been a rollercoaster of drastic ups and downs. Yes, this is my last year of undergrad and going in I thought it was going to be a breeze. I had a plan and I was going to stick to it: Finish up the last few classes I had, apply and get into law school, graduate, and move! Little did I know that life was going to throw a huge wrench in my plans. This semester has been the most stressful for me emotionally, financially, physically and mentally. I thank God that he gave me the strength to get through it. Dealing with trying to get through the semester as a full-time student, working full-time, my parent's divorce, health problems, a car accident, a lost scholarship, becoming a commuter, all while trying to take the LSAT and apply to law school. How did I survive, you ask? Faith, Prayer, Lattes, and lots of help from mentors and friends. 



 
Any who... Dealing with all of these obstacles this semester made me realize that I am not a quitter. Despite, all the times that I said I was going to leave school and go back home... I didn't. So instead of complaining about all the problems I had to endure this semester, I decided to dedicate this post on what to do when life is out to get you!!

1. Please do NOT be afraid to ask for help. I am a first generation college student. When I tell you that all I do is ANNOY, my advisor.... That is literally what I do! I am in her office 24/7 eventually, I felt bad for bothering her all the time and stopped going. She reached out to me and asked why she hasn't seen me in a while. I told her how I felt and she laughed at me. Yes! She laughed at me and told me that she became a professor and advisor because she loves to help people and she loves her job. She wouldn't be doing it otherwise. 

2. Find a stress RELIEVER! Whether that be watching your favorite show on Netflix or going out for coffee with friends or taking a nap for a couple of hours. Do it! Me time is important and going around trying to save the world without proper me time, will drain you. Take some time for yourself. Your body will thank you in the long run!

3. Try not to stress about the little things that eventually are not even going to matter. Stressing yourself out more than you are at the time, does not help your situation in any way and I know that is easier said than done because I do it all the time. But when you look back on it, you will realize that you were stressing yourself for no reason at all when there was no reason to be...

4. Find someone to talk to! When everything seems to be going left, find a lending ear. Feeling frustrated, depressed, angry, sad, etc... is normal! It is okay to have these emotions. Sometimes just venting and crying it out helps. And maybe that lending ear can offer a solution to your problems.  Bottling things in is not healthy, so feel free to vent. It is okay! 

5. Celebrate your accomplishments! During a stressful time, acknowledging the little things. Treating yourself can boost your morale and self-confidence. Whether it is getting ice cream or going for a pedicure or cracking open a bottle of wine to celebrate that A that you got on that test or paper, it makes you feel better and makes you want to keep working.  

6. Try to avoid negativity. I know... I know... That is hard especially when you have no control over people or your environment. But you do have control of yourself and how you feel! If something negative tries to come your way, try to brush it off and keep going. Keeping a positive attitude helps!


Let me know in the comment section what you do when you feel like life is coming at you full blast!!

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