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When the Stress Becomes Too Much

Homework and writing too many papers

Pledging and late nights

Cramps and craving sweets

Oh the joy

 

The constant weight on my shoulders

Headaches galore

Fear of not doing good enough

Not being good enough

 

Breathing becomes shallow

Shaking increases

Tears close to falling 

And I still haven't finished the assignment

 

 

When the stress becomes too much

I cry

I scream

I eat a bucket of ice cream

 

 

When the stress becomes too much

I find friends

I watch movies

I laugh with them

 

 

When the stress becomes too much

I find a way back.

 

Jessica Manly

Augustana '21

I am passionate about making others happy, problem-solving, and leading others to success with strong communication skills, ambitiously taking the initiative, and am adaptable to new situations. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in English and Communication Studies and Associate's Degrees in Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication as well as Classical Studies. Life is not always easy, but our perseverance and vulnerability help guide us to success.
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