I don’t know how it happens, but it seems as though the first week of a new Semester is the week that I am most likely to have a mild emotional breakdown from the overload of new sensory stimulation. I am even going to say that I feel better before an exam than I do before the first week of Semester.
Is it just me, or does anyone feel as though whenever you start a new routine you go into total mental overdrive? Whether that be a new rotation at work, new semester of study, or even starting a new gym routine (I am not speaking from first hand experience here), there is just something about all of the changes that occur simultaneously that throw you – even if in just a small way.
On top of my new classes, this semester I also have practicum, extra meetings and an additional 7 hours worth of driving to get me where I need to go. As you can imagine, I’m taking it one day at a time and catching up on a lot of podcasts.
I still cannot believe that it’s a little over 3 months until I finish this whirlwind degree. And although from where I am standing now, the next few months seem very steep, as long as I take things step by step, this final hike will be over before I know it.
p.s. I would love your suggestions about great podcasts to get me through my commute in the comments below!