School starts in about a month, and I’m having doubts about whether or not it’s right for me to go back.
Last semester was…difficult–definitely the worst I’ve had in college. I had a 3.94 going into it and wound up failing a couple of classes. My school has the option to apply for retroactive withdrawal under the presence of acute medical conditions, and while I have two exceptionally supportive letters written by doctors, I’m stuck on writing mine.
It shouldn’t be a challenging letter to write. My writing about myself is the easiest I do, and the expectations of the letter are clearly outlined. My psychiatrists have already mapped out the timeline of my hospital, ER, and outpatient visits as well as the state of my health. I don’t have to prove anything; I just have to explain.
It’s not hard, but I’m struggling. If writing this simple letter is this much of a challenge, how can I reasonably expect myself to be able to enroll and succeed in classes?
At what point do I know I’m ready? I’ve figured out what that point is in the opposite situation, but from here? I’m stuck. I’m trying to be responsible about this. It’s easy to be cautions, but being reasonable is a different story.