Giving up on dreams
I have had to make some changes- I struggle with math, and had to quit Calculus and therefore physics. As a former astrophysics major, this puts a serious damper on my dream of studying the sun (using math) This is an attempt to make me feel better
- •Remember: you always have other optionsMy occupational therapist used to say this to me. Years later, I've finally understood
- •Know that you can always try againI'll take Calc eventually. Once I have an official dyscalculia diagnosis, hopefully people will be able to work on accommodations
- •Come up with a new planI'm going to try biochemistry and languages. I have experience in a genetics lab, and I speak Spanish fluently, and have taken some Japanese. I hope to be able to translate scientific papers.
- •Repeat the new plan to yourself over and overYou may have noticed I changed my bio here. It's an attempt to drill new plans into myself
- •Accept your limitationsIt hurts, that my math difficulties are so strong. Science relies so much on math, and science is what I love to learn about.
- •It's okay to be upsetI had about five meltdowns yesterday and the day before.