I'm graduating in 40ish days and everything suddenly (ok maybe not so suddenly) became very overwhelming. Mainly because our teachers suddenly realised that there were only a few more weeks til they had to be able to grade us so half of them impulsively piled even more work on top of the load we already had. Yaay. And like logically I know that we're probably still not as bad off as the people who have actual-proper-finals (which I don't, due to, eyyyy, Sweden) but I'm still freaking out because so many essays, and tbh I prefer tests to essays because with a test you go and you do it and then you're done and maybe you didn't get an a but, done, but with an essay you write and rewrite and augh information from where cause it's never in the books and you have to actually be properly finished by the due date cause turning in an unfinished essay won't get you a passing grade the same way only knowing 2/3 of the questions on a test will, it'll just get you failed. I've always been pretty good at school (and always been really bad at taking care of myself, and of actually doing any school work) and I set a goal for myself, grade-wise, which is 100% possible to achieve but right now I'm not sure I will because I've been screwing up so badly lately. Sorry for the rambly intro. I guess what I'm actually asking is this: 1) How do I not stress out this badly over everything?? 2) How do I make friends with the idea of possibly not reaching my goal for the past three years without feeling like a terrible person and a failiure? 3) Will life-after-school really be just more of the same? Tips, insights, opinions, anecdata? Right now I just wish I could go back to being five years old for a few days or so.