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I was supposed to graduate this semester.
I was supposed to graduate this semester with honors.
I was supposed to find a job for the fall.
And an apartment.
Instead I fell apart and every possible way.
Instead of studying for my finals and completing my semester projects, I ended up unconscious in a hospital.
I can’t read as well as I could before.
It takes me much longer to write.
So I dropped out of school yesterday. A drop this late is usually unheard of, but it was approved.
My grades don’t count.
I won’t be taking my senior finals.
I’ll be back for another semester.
I’m writing this for my practice because so many people have been asking me what I will do next year.
I won’t be working a full time job. I won’t even have my degree. I’ll be back in school completing my senior year.
It’s a second chance and I was only able to get it because of my hard work and my dedication.
So I’ll be happy for this and thankful for the safety this new path contains.
But I am still going to be sad because I still feel as though I failed myself.
I’m still coming to terms with all of this. There are many real things that I am trying to understand and many significant events I am attempting to assess.
But I don’t care, because I am alive and that’s what matters right now.
The number of times I’ve listened to Fineshrines and Ungirthed THIS YEAR (2013). Not ashamed.
TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT
Lovely infographic mapping the world’s oldest trees.
A recent study in Science reported that some of the world’s oldest trees—most between 100 to 300 years old—are dying rapidly, in part because of climate change. This infographic (from 2010, but still relevant) shows the location of trees that are even older, and now at risk.
Want to hear more about really really old trees? We’ve got a story for you.