How It Feels Not To Be In School: On Dealing with Resentment, Cynicism, and Aging

“Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it is to be young”–Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling This quote has been going through my head a lot of late. I am by no means an oldContinue reading “How It Feels Not To Be In School: On Dealing with Resentment, Cynicism, and Aging”

Star Trek Therapy

Back in the fall when I was filled with optimism about the new school year and my ability to handle it I bought the first two seasons of Star Trek: The Original Series, categorizing it as a coping strategy. My analysis was that part of my failure in the past had been due to aContinue reading “Star Trek Therapy”

End of First Year

I have just finished my first year of university. It was a real trial, and I’m not sure whether I passed that trial or not. I feel as if I have been broken and shattered. I’ve lost my confidence, my assertiveness, and my self-esteem. All that remains is my core: hope, love, and determination. IContinue reading “End of First Year”