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    Every time I have a large chunk of free time, I start panicking about the future. And I don't mean worrying a bit and planning ahead; I mean thinking about it non stop, losing my appetite and bursting into tears at random intervals. It's always something really minor and silly that sets me off.

    This Summer (after getting through my first year of university just fine), I heard my aunt talking about her son's struggles to find a job. Now I'm sat here panicking about being able to get a good grade in second year (which is supposedly a huge step up from first), worrying whether I've made the wrong degree choice, beating myself up for not thinking about this sooner and organising some form of work experience over Summer, thinking I've wasted Summer traveling when I could have read ahead and made second year easier, worrying about my lack of skills for job purposes. The list goes on.

    I don't know what to do, because this all sounds really trivial even as I'm typing it out, but it's making me really unhappy. Is this kind of thing normal for a 19 year old?
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    Every time I have a large chunk of free time, I start panicking about the future. And I don't mean worrying a bit and planning ahead; I mean thinking about it non stop, losing my appetite and bursting into tears at random intervals. It's always something really minor and silly that sets me off.

    This Summer (after getting through my first year of university just fine), I heard my aunt talking about her son's struggles to find a job. Now I'm sat here panicking about being able to get a good grade in second year (which is supposedly a huge step up from first), worrying whether I've made the wrong degree choice, beating myself up for not thinking about this sooner and organising some form of work experience over Summer, thinking I've wasted Summer traveling when I could have read ahead and made second year easier, worrying about my lack of skills for job purposes. The list goes on.

    I don't know what to do, because this all sounds really trivial even as I'm typing it out, but it's making me really unhappy. Is this kind of thing normal for a 19 year old?
    Get all the help it takes to make you better. :hugs:

    Don't bottle it up and don't keep it secret.
 
 
 
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