(I was going to put the following in this thread, but my post turned into a hijack so I decided to make it a separate thread.)
This semester was awful for me. I had to drop all but one of my classes (would’ve had unacceptable grades) except for one general ed, and am lucky if I scored a C in that one. Financial aid never kicked in and I lost my job twice; I just paid rent with a payday loan, and my bank snuck fees I couldn’t afford into the loan when it was too late for me to find another option. I don’t want to think about what I have to do to both buy textbooks and eat next semester. I’ve moved twice this semester, started and ended the same emotionally intense relationship several times, and became involved with another girl who would later turn out to be somewhere between a high-level superclinger and a low-level stalker. I’ve lost most of my friends; most of those have shown their colors as backstabbers, while others simply don’t return my phone calls anymore. I’ve embarrassed myself in the depths I’ve sank to in my sexual frustration. I seem to have lost my ability to communicate effectively and hold my own in a conversation; every conversation I have lately is stilted and awkward, like back in elementary school when I was a lifeless nerd. Even my MB posts cause massive confusion. I recently reaggravated an old basketball injury and my blood pressure is up due to a combination of increased ramen intake and misplaced medication. My roommates from my last place stuck me with a power bill I can’t possibly pay off; by an amazing coincidence they’re too busy to answer the phone every time I call. Only one of them pays rent at his new place–the one I’m not expecting payment from, because he covered me on other bills–while the others have moved back in with their parents rent-free and are still gainfully employed. And are doing well in school. And own multiple sets of clothes that fit, which is more than I can say for myself. But they still can’t cough up their fair share of a power bill. It’s probably going into collections soon, like the high-interest credit card I maxed out buying gasoline and staple food.
I wish my academic achievement were my biggest problem.