By Eve Hamilton
So, we’re at the end of second week of online school and I’ve already attempted dropping an A Level, had days entirely dedicated to Disney + because ‘metal health?’, and my workout routine I wrote went out the window after one day.
But so what? This is a period of adjustment, and while it’s easy to compare ourselves to other people, who seem to have the organisational skills of a god, we must remember that it’s perfectly ok to be struggling right now, and I’ll be the first to put my hand up and admit that I am.
I’m in Year 12 studying maths, further maths, physics and English literature, and I haven’t struggled balancing my four subjects until now, when I’ve realised that trying to do English and further maths in the same hour isn’t feasible for me, and that’s ok, my brain doesn’t work like that and so I’ll work around it, I’m not going to force anything when we’re already in a stressful situation.
It’s likely that in this situation there are people you envy, who seem to have it all sorted, but you’re not alone if you don’t have it all sorted right now, it’s okay to be stressed, and scared. I’m scared.
I don’t know how this will affect my A level results, or my university applications, and I don’t know how the virus might affect me personally either. But we’re all in the same boat. Don’t be afraid to tell your teachers if you’re struggling, because likelihood is, they’re struggling with this new situation too.
Go outside, watch a Disney film, bake some cookies, facetime friends, your work will be there when you return, but your happiness is more important right now.