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Back when I was in MS, we did not
Old 08-25-2019, 06:43 AM
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know about anxiety. In hindsight, I'm pretty sure I was anxious on the mornings when there was no food in the house and I had to wait until school lunch was served to eat (no free lunches back then, either, buy my mom paid in advance on the first of the month when her welfare check arrived).

I believe I was anxious walking to school in marginally warm clothing when it it was -10 or -15 degrees out. No, I'm not exaggerating.

I'm certain I was anxious when we were told we needed yet another dollar for a workbook, knowing I would go home and have to watch my mom have a melt-down over the expense.

And if I lost or broke my glasses - I won't even go there.

Guess what? I never mentioned it to anyone or let it get in the way of my academic performance. Because back then, my mom would have told me to just suck it up and do the best I could.

But seriously, at least I did not have to worry about not having the latest iPhone or a bulletproof backpack.
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