I once sat next to a woman who insisted on painting her nails during the flight. She began by asking the flight attendant to come over and loudly started explaining her evening plans and continued to loudly talk at the attendant as she filled the cabin with the smell of nail polish. Best part? She used the overhead fan as a dryer.
First of all- try to find a place that’s your own. With roommates and lots of public study areas it can be hard to have time that you can own. Make your part of your dorm room comfortable and your own. Don’t feel bad about using shared space for your things. And find out what fun classrooms and spaces are open in evening hours. Second- often you will have 5 profs that are convinced theirs is the only work you are doing. Know how to prioritize. Sometimes sleeping in or missing a small assignment is worth it if your grade will be maintained and it means better mental health. Third- if you have a scholarship, get to know people who work in advancement or development at your school so you can connect with people who donated to your education. The gratitude you will feel when you hear how someone is supporting you is a huge mood booster. Nothing feels better than saying thank you!!
This is outstanding. So many of us who would otherwise feel as though we are open and honest about issues of privilege need to hear this challenge for those times when we fall victim to systemic programming. Thank you!
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If you read the reflection under the Smirnoff bottle it reads “Sauron”.