Hot molten panic
Thursday, May 3, 2007

Yeah... So how do people do this thing? This school thing? Because I just tried to look through and felt like my insides had been filled with hot lead and that something was trying to push its way out of my skull. The enormity of everything needing to be done is squishing me!!! Haaaaaaaaalp!

*hides under her bed*


Sunday, May 6, 2007 9:14 PM


I won't kid around with's a giant-ass step that represents a massive shift in one's life. Even after 5 years of post-secondary education, it's still a daunting task to face.

Still...just relax, listen carefully and seek out all the information you can about things like fees and residence and class registration. Things will fall into place one chore is completed;)


Sunday, May 6, 2007 12:42 AM


I hated school from start to finish. Your hate of it is normal, but what you can get out of it is good. It is all about organization and how you organize yourself in relations to the school you are going to. In order to get a lot out of school you have to give up certain parts of your life. If you can't, or won't do that then school is not for you.


Thursday, May 3, 2007 2:13 PM


If worse comes to worse, and you don't think you can handle it, then stop.
Take a step back.
Find a punching bag.
Kick it again and again and again, until, either (A) you feel better, or (B) the pain in your shins MAKES you forget it.
Trust me, it worksa for a LOT of things. Hitting something will always make problems seem trivial.


Thursday, May 3, 2007 9:09 AM


My advice when you go to the session: grab every single one of those informational pamphlets, and at least skim through them all. It's a lot of paper, and you don't have to keep the ones that are useless (though it's hard to tell which ones will be useful in the future), but you'll be better equipped. Knowledge is power.

And, if you have a friend who live nearby that's been through or is in college currently, talk to them about all this stuff. They'll be able to help you with the specifics, or provide more resources to find out about the specifics. Failing that, if you like your family, you can go to them.

Also, it's important to breathe. ;)

Thursday, May 3, 2007 8:33 AM


Funny that kicking a heavy bag is a lot easier for me than going somewhere and actually talking to someone about, like, registering and paying and stuff... Not even worrying about the classes. Yet.
I can show up to class in geeky babydoll tees, though. That'll be r0xor.
Thanks, everyone. I'm slightly less panicked now. Slightly. We'll see how I am next Tuesday after I drag myself up to go to the New Student Information Session. Gaah!

Thursday, May 3, 2007 8:18 AM


The most important thing I learned in grad school: how to exist in a perpetual state of panic.

Seriously, it'll all get done. Even if you're sure that there's absolutely no possible way all that crap can happen, it will. Really. Trust me.

Forge ahead my dear! Fear not - you have a gazillion Browncoats behind you! *kisses*

Thursday, May 3, 2007 6:13 AM


You know I am here to halp PR. Just remember, Step #1 and after that we will get through the rest. One step at a time!

Thursday, May 3, 2007 5:41 AM


How one does the school thing... take a deep breath and just do it... not thinking too much about how much that has to be done... (my feelings about beeing soon finished is mixed... working seems more scary to me..)

Thursday, May 3, 2007 5:26 AM


OK you can do this. If you can kick a heavy bag you can do this. Don't get overwhelmed. Just pick one class, any class, and go. Once you're back in it'll be fine. I'd say pick a class you know you can do really well in and start there.

Thursday, May 3, 2007 2:44 AM


*pulls PR out from under the bed*

You can do this. You know you can.

*brushes dust bunnies off PR's head*

Yeah, it's a lot. But once you get started it'll all fall into place.

"The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step." - Lao-Tse


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