There’s a certain sinking feeling when you look at the classes offered that you can start registering for tomorrow and you see you don’t meet the requirements to take any of the labs offered, that being your last real hump before you can graduate. So I may need to take Social Psychology so I can jump in the Social lab next semester. I have to tell my family, which is going to be the brutal part, it’s taken me forever to get through college with one setback or another thanks to what’s offered or good old bipolar, and now I may be behind by one more semester.
One hump that I did overcome was this past Friday. Thanks to my social anxiety I told my professor I wasn’t ready to present an article to which she encouraged me to anyways and said I shouldn’t let fear get in the way of accomplishing something. I then presented even though I was a minor train wreck about it, and she e-mailed me the next day to say “You did a good job yesterday, I’m proud of you.” I didn’t imagine she’d say something like that, and because of it I’ve felt like a champ all weekend. I have a medal around my neck and a new appreciation for my professor as a human being.