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For the Start of the Semester

JamesR

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This Monday I start college again for the Fall. I have 2 classes on Monday and 2 on Wednesday with 1 online course. Prayers that I make it through the semester would be nice, and that my nerves would be calmed. I always get very nervous in the days leading up to the start of the semester, to the extent that I stay awake in my bed all night. Simply put, I'm afraid of failure, and driving--which is inevitable--fuels my anxiety. It's a phobia of mine. That and I simply don't feel motivated--I know I can succeed, but I just dread it. The thought of another 4 years of education haunts me when I feel like I'd rather just start my life right now. I'm tired of the constant stepping stones. I just want to work and be somewhat at peace. But I know education is the best course of action. So prayers that I'd stay motivated would be appreciated as well.
 

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Thanks for the prayers everyone. My first day back surprisingly went much better than I anticipated. Got my books before the rush and each of my professors are very nice. I did have to drop one class because it was very intensive and I foolishly didn't take the *recommended* prerequisite, so I'm only taking 12 units now, but fortunately my school offers summer session.
 

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Lord, have mercy on your servant, James as he continues in his schooling.
 

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Best wishes on your semester, James! I'm glad that your first day went well.

And I feel you about the fear of driving. It's a struggle for me too, even when driving to and from work every day, although I'm slowly getting less and less afraid.

Prayers.
 
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