Tuesday, April 19, 2011

End of semester motivation

"The end of the semester can be an incredibly stressful time. There are days where it feels as though the work will never end, you won't ever do anything except write papers, and you start to include citations in conversations with friends while taking a "break" to drink the 9th cup of coffee you've had in the last hour. In those moments, pause. Breathe. And look at all that you've already accomplished in order to get to this point. Your history is filled with incredible moments of strength, courage, and growth. Remember that you are surrounded by a community that believes that you have something important to offer the world."

- Christina Borel, LICSW, LCSW is a clinical social worker practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has also survived two Master's Degree programs (life does exist beyond graduate school)

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