I used to pride myself on my hard work ethic. Growing up my good grades A and Bs came with the price of lots of work. Additional hours of study and preparation that my peers never seemed to have to endure. But, similar to my height, which I grew at a very young age then everyone caught up to, I feel like my work ethic is burning out. This semester I had a very hard class load and I am faced with the very real possibility that I might fail something. Is this normal? Does the average college student feel the same overwhelming feelings? I am balancing 2 part time jobs, 5 classes, and trying to eat and sleep. How can one juggle this many things?
Is my work ethic gone for good? How do I get it back? These are very real questions I am asking myself, while I worry about my future in the academic world. : (