Anonymous asked: So what's the plan re uni? Are you dropping
I’m not planning on dropping, but I am gonna take the rest of this semester off, for two interconnected reasons:
- I don’t think my current course (journalism) is right for me. As for why I still can’t fully articulate, all I know is that I’ve come to dread going to classes for reasons separate from mental illness.
- The second reason is my mental illness. It’s a chicken-or-egg sorta case, but basically I haven’t been to uni for a number of weeks. The more behind I get, the more anxious and depressed, the worse keeping it up is for me. It sucks, but I need to wipe the slate clean and try put myself back together. Lately I’ve been worse than I have been, I think, in over a year. Last time I was like this, taking a break from education was the only thing that helped.
I still needa talk to the uni people, but hopefully since my reasons for dropping this semester are health-related, I won’t be penalised too much.
Instead I want to spend the time cultivating healthier habits, looking for a casual job, and figuring out what I’d prefer to study.