I was going to write today’s blog about my capstone class and how busy my schedule is again getting, but I decided rather last minute to change my topic. I have been inspired this semester by the personal struggles and lives of my friends and acquaintances. That sounds weird, I know, but it helped spark a topic that I feel is huge when discussing student perspectives while in college.
It’s what I call “personal crap”, or “stuff” if what’s taking place is more major. We all go through it, daily. As students, emerging adults who really have no freakin clue what they’re doing, there’s a lot of that personal crap that goes on.
Soundtrack to My Life
But not even just students, faculty and staff have lives too, in which challenging and overwhelming things happen regularly. Recently, there have been deaths in the lives of people that I interact with. And still, these people come to work, and get back into the groove of things as if it didn’t occur. It is truly amazing how resilient we as humans can be, but at the same time, it’s sad that people have to shake things off long enough for them to get back to the grind.
As for me, things aren’t always the super-mega-awesome way I make them seem. There’s the struggle of my family that breaks my heart, and uncertainty of my future that overwhelms me, and the knowledge that I am responsible for my own independence, while living in a world that is overflowing with prejudices and biases.
Moral of the story
What I really wanted to convey with this post is that, you gotta be real. Are you stressed or frustrated? Talk to someone about it. Are you feeling upset over something? Allow yourself the opportunity to react. We as humans need to do certain things to alleviate our burdens, and it doesn’t make you weak or less of anything if you just gotta express some “personal crap”.
What’s so awesome is that CSU is such a supportive place, and I do not think I have come across anyone who has indicated that they felt horrible here. Between the friendly people that you interact with consistently, to the resources such as free counseling sessions provided by the CSU Health Network, we’ve got your back. Just do you, and live your life.
“We’re all in this together.” ;D