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Pre-Bday Anxiety...

I'm currently in the library (not) studying and (not) effectively writing this paper that was due 3 days
ago. I got an extension because Holy Week took ya girl out, but I'd hoped I would be done with it today so that I can try to celebrate my birthday this week. However, I'm having an anxiety attack that has been in effect for about 3 hours now and i don't know if it's because

A) my birthday is tomorrow and I'm feeling old AF and not where I thought I'd be in life,

B) I'm exhausted from Holy Week, 

C) I really just don't wanna write this paper that I was so excited to write only a few days ago.

I also don't know how to make myself feel better but I'm gonna give it a try and leave this library before I blow it up. 

I think I'm going to go get a burger from my favorite spot, order dessert (which I rarely do), drink an Old Fashioned, go home, curl up in bed with a glass of red wine, and binge-watch something until I fall asleep.

Tomorrow will be a new day...a new year.

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