It’s Tuesday, as you may or may not know 😉 I’m studying for an exam in Theories of Personality and for my insurance license. I have to start working while I’m in school because I am running out of savings and running out of financial aid. In order to graduate I am going to have to pay out of pocket for some of my classes. This means I can’t just work at the corner store or fast food I have to make enough money to pay for living expenses and pay for classes.
I’m so close to graduating, I only have a year left until I get my bachelors degree in Social Psychology. The pressure is intense in your junior year and I imagine it’s going to get more intense as I go into my senior year. I am constantly reminding myself to stay positive and to fight off negative and anxious feelings. I have to remind myself not to retreat into television, games on my phone, a good book. I have to remind myself that this is supposed to be hard and it’s OK and that I am up to this challenge.
I will also be writing an op ed piece for a local newspaper soon on student debt. This is of course a subject that affects me in great ways and if I can use my voice to help myself and all the other students that struggle to move out of poverty then I will find a way to make it work. It’s scary though, putting my voice out there. Here in my safe little blog I know there are not a lot of readers and those that read are also writers and while they may internally criticize my writing they generally would not express that criticism in the comments. They know. They know what it is to take this risk. To put your heart into something and lay it out for the world. It’s a love, passion, compulsion but it is also a risk because at anytime someone can throw out those critical words that nearly break you.
Put some positive vibes out for me or leave some words of encouragement. I need it this week. If you would like to learn more about me see these links to some blog posts published on the Valore Books Blog:
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