Dear Diary,

Lately, I’ve been stressed out. Sometimes I find myself unable to think clearly because I have had so much on my plate. Having all my classes online doesn’t make it any better. I haven’t been outside unless I’m going straight to work. Other than that I am stuck in the house doing work. I literally start my day at 9:40 am and I have class and school work until 5:40. Then I have work from 6pm until 12am. By the time I get home I don’t feel like doing anything so I go straight to sleep. I try to stay on top of my school work, which I am doing an okay job. I’ve missed 2 assignments already and I am not proud of it. I wish I could have a break. I feel like I stare at a computer screen all day doing assignments for school. Work isn’t fun either since I changed my schedule to night shift. It sucks doing everything virtually. I miss my social life – hanging out with friends, going to class on campus, and going out and not having to wear a mask. I guess I am just trying to cope with everything. Hopefully, things will get better because I barely have the motivation to stay on top of things …

Posted by a student at Middle Tennessee State University