I am anticipating a somewhat speedier release. I’ve barely been in for a whole week into the semester (read: no classes, just lines) and I already feel the tempered pressure mounting. Mounting. When I think about it, what I fear most is not spilling over (thus, a longer stay), but the utterly insufferable consequence of burning out. I’ve felt what it is to have your few remaining creative cells deplete due to incessant procrastinating/cramming. The output always suffers. The culprit always dives into a pit of talent/skill-based self-doubt afterward. Not a pretty swim at all. Is there any other way to work, though?
Here’s to academic survival, coffee beans, and long battery life.