Final Test Anxiety Attack

Studying had never been a problem for me until I got in to law school.
I got to the point where I had a really bad anxiety attack while writing a final test. Everyone staring at me during the test while I started scratching myself until I started bleeding (which I do whenever an episode beggings) was one of the worst experiences of my academic life.
I saw some people laughing at me. I saw some of my friends staring at me scared. I saw my professor walking towards me and asking if I needed help.
I froze for a few seconds and then just pretend nothing was happening, finished my test and left feeling terrible. Got home and just cried. I felt horrible, felt like I was stupid, worthless, crazy.
Now I don’t feel bad about it. I no longer feel ashamed or worthless. I understand that it was just a moment. That moment is not who I am.

 

—  Lorena Figueiredo

 

 

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