There were times along the education journey that the joy of graduation faded away;
The completion of projects, quizzes, discussion posts, and deadlines seemed overwhelming;
Filing for FAFSA returns was stressful because the returns were depressing;
If tuition increased higher, anxiety and fear slowed down the motivation.
One tries to seek council for external comfort for an internal meltdown.
This pressure shakes one’s identity, casting down their crown of righteous glory,
The feeling of voidance,
Obliteration of an untold story.
– Frederick Jones
College students experience the rigor of academic work often amid a series of unexpected life events. Those events are overwhelming, and cause you to become angry, upset, and frustrated about the whole situation. You are dedicating your energy, time away from your family, friends, and loved ones to set aside between 14 and 18 hours a week to complete assignments in school, while a voice speaks in the back of your mind saying, “Is it worth it? Does the professor even care that I have a life outside of school?”
At Regent University, some students feel the same way. Regent offers counseling, mentorship, and community activities so that you can share your concerns about work, school, and life. Never be afraid to make an appointment with a staff counselor that has completed school or is in the process and can help you during tough times. Be mindful to seek wisdom through prayer, people, and services that are available to you in order to discover tools to help you find peace within your mind, body, and spirit.