Those are the BEST parts of Fall! I needed that reminder- that Fall itself is so wonderful and cozy and beautiful and fresh. My bike to work today was wonderful- the air was cool, it smelled so crisp. I loved it.
I definitely can relate to the feeling of nervousness with school. I took two classes 2016 while I was pregnant, but in 2015 I totally failed all of my classes. It was my first year, and I couldn’t handle the pressure of being a full time student in addition to working and my life and I dropped all my classes. I am also going back this Fall, but I am actually excited since I’ll only be taking one class online.
It sounds like you’re totally prepared for the transition, though, and honestly, being prepared for the stress is good, because you know that you’re going to have to have to prepare for lots of self-care and time management- which is doable! Also know that you can always come to us for support, too. And you’re right, your peers will also be tired and exhausted- and you will have many people around you who understand and are in the same place as you. You can totally do this! And this is a super exciting- albeit nerve-wracking.
And in a few weeks, we will be in the midst of sweater-weather and hot drinks and colorful leaves!
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