So I’ve survived the quarter. Okay, I have one more week of my online class then I’m done. I have to say that the most difficult class I took was also my favorite one: Introduction to Creative Writing (at the University of Washington Tacoma with Professor Abby Murray). It pushed me the most intellectually and on a personal level as a person with Bipolar. I always remember that I’m a student, but I have Bipolar and ADHD (I’m officially Disabled) and I need to take care of myself with regards to those. If my disability gets out of control I can’t function as a student. So, I try to really be balanced and pace myself. This quarter went much better than last quarter. I’m not sure why it has been easier. Maybe it’s because I’m getting used to going to school again. I don’t know. I know I’m very glad it has been easier because if it had been as hard as last quarter I probably wouldn’t have continued on.
Now I have to decide what I’m going to do about next quarter. Circumstances may come about that will put so much pressure and stress on me that it might be best not to attend school spring quarter and start back in the autumn quarter. I’m not sure what I’ll do right now. I really want to take Creative Nonfiction from the same writing professor I had this quarter next quarter. That would be so cool. She is very energetic and an excellent teacher. She makes you want to learn what she’s teaching just because of how much she loves teaching it. It’s a plus that she’s actually also a great teacher.
For now, I’ll have to wait and see how things play out in my personal life, meet with my counselor and talk with my family and then make an informed decision. Of course, even an informed decision will be me guessing what the best thing to do is but what’s a girl gonna do?