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Old 02-11-2017, 10:35 PM   #2326
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You have energy and that is a definite positive. I think anything you can see as a positive is going to help you through this low period. When I have had low periods sometimes it is the littlest thing that makes me feel a tiny bit better, it's just keeping yourself open to seeing those little things that is important.
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Old 02-12-2017, 10:18 PM   #2327
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jmakin,

Sounds like you anxiety is peaking due to a solar flare of difficult school work. This too shall pass. Hang in there.

Don't look at ex's facebooks, IG, etc. You know better. Nothing but pain there bro.
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Old 02-13-2017, 12:46 PM   #2328
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Yea, I've been trying to trace back when this started. I think it was when I had back to back tests in my other two classes, then I have this big exam tomorrow (which is a true midterm, worth as much as the final), and then another test this friday. On top of a project that was due last night, a project due tomorrow I haven't even looked at and haven't been to that class in a week (I have all day after my exam to finish it though) and then a math assignment due wednesday that I should be able to finish. The assignment should be solid prep for the friday exam which the professor says will be easy.

Then next week I have basically nothing. No big exams coming til the 26th I think and even that one I don't think will be that bad. It will be such a breather. I remember weeks 5-6 being horrible last quarter too.

I did get some good news though. My first project in my hard class that I got a D on, the TA emailed me and said he looked at my code manually and found some slight errors that were basically typos and asked me if I'd like to schedule an appointment with him. I was like umm **** yea. Most awesome TA ever. Then on my database project, I got a 95%, and my math test I got a 96%. I'm fairly certain on my database test that I got an A as well.

So I'm still in the clear but I feel like I'm lagging really far behind and just scraping by barely. I've barely been working, I don't even want to look at my bank account balance right now. I've also almost been forgetting trivial **** like bills and due dates and I'm having to set reminders for myself everywhere. My memory is off the charts bad right now.

Oh, and I'm going to be an uncle so that's cool.
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:21 AM   #2329
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Went to bed extremely anxious because I had studied about 8 hours yesterday and took 20ish pages of notes, ended the evening with my brain fuzzy and the concepts not nailed down.

Got up at 4am to study more and prepare my notes for class, nailed everything down extremely quickly and everything feels clear and I still have 3 hours til the test. That's why I don't like to study into late hours, I'd rather go to bed early, let it digest a little, and wake up fresh to review before the exam. I think that's a good study habit. Cramming late and when you're tired, it's just never going to sink in.

after the exam, i have about 8 hours to finish my database project, then I'm going to ****ing rest. Tomorrow have a lot to do as well but I'm taking tonight off for sure.
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:41 AM   #2330
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I've always been mildly surprised that I can stare at a concept for several hours and not get it, only to have it click into place when waking up after sleep. I've done this literally hundreds of times in my academic and professional careers but it mildly surprises me every time.
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:04 PM   #2331
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Yeah the brain processes stuff while you sleep I think. I think I did OK, there were three questions and one i know I completely nailed, one had two parts and I think the second part I missed completely, and then the last one I think I got mostly right but made a small error somewhere that I didnt want to try to figure out because we were supposed to do it in pen for some insane reason.

So I probably got a B or a high C, which I'd be really happy with
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:07 PM   #2332
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A little annoyed because I found a resource on the Stanford website that he takes literally all of his material from, they had a sample midterm and I knew he would steal questions from it and he did, but the question I didnt know was the one I skipped over because I thought it was out of the scope of what was taught
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Old 02-14-2017, 02:43 PM   #2333
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Wow I looked up the solutions and I may have gotten everything mostly right
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Old 02-14-2017, 04:55 PM   #2334
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J,

Whoa what a shocker.
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:51 PM   #2335
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i'm unable to decipher the level of snarkiness in that reply but I'm a little worried he'll think I cheated or something because one of my answers is exactly like on the midterm solution. Ironically, I didn't even look at that one, it just ended up the same.

almost done with my relational algebra/calculus assignment, which was way easier than i thought it'd be, then i'm going to spend the rest of valentine's day playing cards, video games, and getting drunk.

i'm feeling much better after this string of successes. the proff said first day that this course was widely considered the most difficult in the major, and if that's the case, the rest of this degree won't be so bad

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Old 02-14-2017, 06:34 PM   #2336
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I read El o El's comment as reacting to your usual behavioral paradigm, which is to say intense anxiety and insecurity followed by great success. We don't doubt your sincerity, just your realism.
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:54 PM   #2337
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I realize that, but I have been seriously slacking. I am not invulnerable and one of these days it'll catch up to me. I'm very aware of that.

My study habits have been piss poor. But, I am encouraged because I got a 93% on my database midterm and I know I did well on the midterm I took tuesday. However, I have not been to the database class in two weeks. I don't feel the need really, but I never do that.

I should be ok. I think I aced my math test today. Got a few projects due monday/tuesday that I haven't started, and then I shouldn't feel a crunch again until the friday after next, when I have a double midterm day. I've never had two in one day before. Luckily one is math and I don't really study much for those. Today's test I didn't even study at all and I'm glad I didn't because it was basically just really annoying arithmetic.
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Old 02-18-2017, 04:32 PM   #2338
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My TA for compilers regraded my D- project and it's now an A. So sick
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Old 02-19-2017, 01:08 PM   #2339
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First day I've woken up in weeks where I haven't felt sad, lethargic, or angry. I had a lot of crazy dreams last night but none were too horrible. I slept about 12 hours because I've been taking anxiety medication the last few nights and they konk me out. Not sure if that's what's helping but damn did I really need a good night's sleep, I've been running on anywhere from 3-6 hours for months now. I think I need about 6-7 to function properly but I have termination insomnia. If i wake up at any point after 3 am, that's it. I'm up for the rest of the day.

My therapist appointment is Tuesday, and I am still trying to figure out what the hell to tell her about what's going on with me. I'll just tell her I've basically been depressed since I was 17, to varying degrees, the meds help but I have depression spikes at certain times of the year, and my anxiety never really went away. I'm basically 100% of the time uncomfortable in some way. I also want to start to learn how to control my emotions, I've never been good at it, and anger is an emotion that I feel pretty frequently. My last therapist was completely useless with advice about that. I'll start with that stuff and she'll probably refer me to a MD but I also want counseling. I also want to try to start making friends. I am not good at starting conversations with people and have a considerable amount of social anxiety.

My roommate who moved in a few months ago told me he's been struggling with depression and anxiety lately and I encouraged him to go to a doctor. He knows I take meds and they help me a lot so I think that's what got him to talk to me about it. I hope he's doing ok. Everyone who is around me for long periods of time seem to end up depressed.

What gets me irritated is that I see all I can accomplish even with all this stuff going on with me and it makes me wonder what I could do if I was actually not bogged down by my stupid ****ing brain imbalances.

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Old Yesterday, 04:54 PM   #2340
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we're halfway through writing a simple compiler in my class and I finished my project today and it works perfectly. I was banging my head against a wall for the last 2 days and I had a eureka moment when I went for a walk and a cigarette.

I'm so happy right now, it's cool building something like this. I wish more classes were hands on. If I had to specialize in an area post grad-wise, I really like this sub-area of CS. Languages/compilation/interpreters etc. There's another class after this one, I'm kind of tempted to take it although I'm sure it's really hard and probably approaches graduate level material.
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therapist appointment in the AM. nervous.
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