College Overwhelming

This is my first post and venting like this is something I don't ordinarily do. Well, right now I'm a graduating senior from Univ. of Cal. Irvine and I just feel so overwhelmed. I'm not saying I want to give up but I feel like my work has taken a turn for the worse. I am currently a Biological Sciences major (like everyone else here, lol) and I come from a disadvantaged background. Therefore, I have been going to school while working part-time (full-time over the summer) conducting research at the UCI Med school. I work because I am putting myself through college and luckily I haven't had to take out loans for the last two years of college.

Right now my job requires me to present my research at major conferences around the U.S. and at the same time I am working on applying to graduate school. Classes start in one week, I have my GRE this Friday, a research presentation in one week and a bunch of other little things. It's just really overwhelming and sometimes I wish I wasn't here and my life was just working in a 9am-5pm job. I want the time to enjoy a family of my own but I also want to help my family who are still struggling financially back home.

I just want to know if anyone has gone through a similar experience in their life and how they got through it. I understand the details may be different but the struggle is the same.
CaliReader13 CaliReader13
18-21, M
2 Responses Sep 17, 2012

I think that it is great that you want to better yourself, and that you are working and going to school. I can imagine that it is tough and overwhelming, but you can do it. Sometimes, we need to step back and take a look at everything and refocus on what is important. For me, when I get overwhelmed and feeling like I cannot keep up with the amount of work my professors expect of me... (you will laugh) but I take a stroll through my local walmart, and guess what? I am over it. LOL I realize, I still want a better life, and I want to be able to help my family when they are struggling and I cannot do that if I am feeling sorry for myself, or if I give up. Hold your head up high and know that you can do anything!

yeah thats it life as they say but don't give up keep going

Yeah that's life, I agree.