This morning I was thinking of something that happened to me a few years ago.....it was a major anxiety attack, but there was a happy ending. Maybe this story can give hope to someone who feels stuck.
Well, I was taking some college courses around 2006, all centered around my field of study, Fine Arts, and the course I had to take was Art History II. I had already taken Art History I , so I knew what was expected of me and how very difficult the course was. Because of knowing how hard it was (although I studied night and day and came away with an A) I began to feel panic.
The first day of class was rough, as I sat there I had a racing heart, felt sweaty etc. The second day of class was the same, but this time I got up and left the room to compose myself. When I went back in I didn't feel any better, so I gathered up my things, and went straight to the office to withdraw out of the class.
I felt disappointed in myself for giving up......but the next semester I tried again....not only did I stay the first and second day, but every day after that! It was a hard class, but once again I came away with an A----and the note from my Instructor at the top of my last exam said, 'you are and excellent student'!!
There are silver-linings to moments of wanting to quit----those moments are ones that can make you stronger :)