Column 4/20/2017, 2:16pm

Column: Thoughts on spreading yourself too thin

As the end of the semester nears, I’m left wondering how it went by so quickly and why I feel unsatisfied in its wake. This spring, I took on a larger credit load and more jobs and responsibilities than previous semesters, but frankly I was too busy to stop and think about the effects it had on my stress and mental health until far too late into the semester. I felt a pressure when registering for classes to take on as much as I could fit in, but paired with work and homework and sleep — an activity I am usually too stubborn to give up on — my schedule left little room for me to check in with myself and make sure I was doing okay. While discussing a mutual shock of the proximity of the semester’s culmination with my friends, they usually express a sense of relief and excitement.