It’s 10:21pm as I write this in a panic on August 8, 2018. Back to school is right around the corner and I’ve suddenly been flooded with hundred different anxieties. Something about the anticipation (or maybe excitement?) of going back to school after 3 blissful months of summer vacation is completely terrifying. I know Sunday scaries are a real thing, but what about end of summer scaries?
This summer has been one of the most fun and rewarding summers of my life. I’ve truly enjoyed every moment of it. Working at a top, luxury travel and lifestyle PR firm, learning new skills, meeting new people; it’s all been such a dream come true. It’s crazy to me how just three months can change a person. I really need to write post about my internship this summer. But anyway, back to the post.
I’m going into my senior year and I really don’t know how to feel about it. As much as I would love to say college has been the best years of my life, in all honesty it’s been a pretty bumpy road for me. I’ve met amazing people, made some best friends, learned A LOT, but still I feel like something is missing and I can’t figure it out. But maybe that’s okay. Maybe college doesn’t have to be the greatest. I feel like we put so much pressure on ourselves to feel or be a certain way at specific points in our life that when we finally get to the main event our high expectations let us down.
I don’t really know what I’m saying at this point. I guess I’m just anxious to head into another year of school. There’s so much to organize, prepare, and stress about that it can be a little overwhelming. And I just want to be able to breathe and have a really good year. I want to be able to not worry about every little thing that could go wrong, or isn't going right and just accept whatever situation comes to me. I think that's where the "scaries" come in to play. Not overanalyzing everything is a skill that I have definitely not mastered, yet it is the one skill that I need to move forward.
What’s been helping me a lot these past few weeks though has been writing down a couple of tasks a day and just getting them done one by one, so by the time school does roll around my To-Do list will be pretty much complete. Little things really do add up, and completing one small task at a time can make you feel so much better. I don’t know if this tip is too obvious, but hopefully you can find it helpful!
So what do you think? Are end of summer scaries real? And how are you dealing?