I'm exhausted. Exhausted of worrying about the well-being of my friends who have been exposed to COVID-19. Exhausted of fighting for the resources and supports that students need with admin (still very driven to do it, and it is needed work). Exhausted of trying to juggle my mental health with classes, job and grad school applications, and trying to make my own decision as to whether I need to leave Chapel Hill for my safety. I need a break on at least the classes portion, for the next week. I'm feeling completely overwhelmed with my life right now, and it doesn't help that my ADHD already makes it difficult for me to think about and plan my responsibilities in a way that makes sense. I don't know how I'll make it to the end of the semester. This doesn't even account for the thousands of students who have it worse than I do, suddenly yet predictably displaced from campus without an organized plan forward from housing
4/5 of my classes are in Gillings, which is comprised mostly of graduate students who I don't think are feeling the brunt of what's happening on and near campus with undergraduates. I'm worried that even if the college of arts and sciences takes a pause in classes, Gillings will not, and I and other undergrads in GIllings will be left without that important accommodation we need to stabilize our lives and get back on our feet. If anyone who has any power with Gillings is reading this, please help.
side note: athletics are STILL happening??? make it make sense