I study Communication Sciences and just now started my second (of three) year. Three weeks in and I'm already terribly overwhelmed. My schedule is not the best, but I feel as if I was not as prepared as last year. A year ago, I was totally ready for the changes the future was going to bring me: I would be moving to Lisbon, living practically by myself for the first time, and be as free as I ever was. I was ready; I had been ready for a long time. This year, though, I feel constantly anxious about everything.
My first year at university wasn't easy, but it also wasn't extremely hard. Now, and even though I missed Lisbon and the freedom it gives me, I don't know how I am going to cope with everything.
First, and foremost, I have so many things to read. Don't get me wrong, I love to read, but not scientific and boring articles about things that don't really interest me. Secondly, Lisbon is so chaotic - there are so may people. Too many people. Three weeks in and I'm already sick.
The temperatures are way too high for this time of the year and my body is tired of sweating 24/7. Then, in my home town, it's colder than it is in Lisbon and what do you get? Me, in bad, always sneezing and a bunch of tissues by my side.
The thing is, me being sick means I can't study as I need and should. Spending the day in bad watching bad rom-coms will not help me at all. Oh, well. What can you do?