19 October 2014

Advice With Areeba: The art of freaking out

Advice With Areeba was born a while ago when I was told that my advices which sound completely not-gonna-work stuff but they eventually end up helping people. SO ta-da! A new series for this little blog of mine. Maybe I could help a few troubled people out there. Let's get started.

Today, let's talk about this word "freaking out", I don't know why but this word scares me a lot because everytime I freak out, something really terrible happens and I end up being in the worst situation ever. This week, I was on a mission to get into college. When I went there, it was the last day of admissions and I was running out of time. A not so great thing is that I had to do everything on MY OWN. FACT: I had never submitted a little form by myself before, my parents did that for me. So I ended up losing weight from a lot of walking, going from office #1 to #2, then to #3 and then back to #1, my feet were getting sore, and I was experiencing the worst possible way of exploring the city. Maybe it wasn't my day or bad luck was winning all the time that I left an important file at home and the senior teachers humiliated me in their pure teachers way but hey that didn't feel really bad because I had heard that sound after about 6 months, it was refreshing. But I was exhausted, being a big girl is a big deal. My amma told me not to freak out, don't let your face tell others if there's something wrong with and some more stuff like that. So when I was out of admin's office, I sat down and took a deep breath. Did that twice. I believed that it's gonna work for me but surprisingly, it didn't. I couldn't believe that trying to relax myself didn't work because that's what all the guides and tips say: TAKE A DEEP BREATH. But no, actually sometimes it doesn't work. So I thought one thing, maybe it's totally fine.

Yes, it's totally fine that you're not always fine. That you look like a moron in front of your future senior college mates, your facial expression tell the horrible story you're going through, something really terrible is happening to you or you have already lost. And it was fine that I was properly freaked out because it's the last date of admission, it's Friday and I'm gonna lose my chance of getting into the college I've always dreamed of. College is about to be closed in 2 hours because it's half day and what have I done? Nothing remarkable, forgot to paste photographs on my form, didn't get the parents sign & forgot my file at home. What I tried all the time is to keep calm but sometimes, YOU JUST CAN'T KEEP CALM! So I freaked out again and ran for my life, went back to home, cried in front of my mother, told her to help me else I was gonna lose my mind, picked the file, went to college again, almost cried again in front of teachers who were helping me in this, submitted the admission form and bought a cold drink from my way back to home. Freaking out isn't that bad, look at me, I eventually made it.

So, tomorrow is Monday and I'm done with everything. Even I pressed my new college uniform yesterday because GOING TO COLLEGE IS AN EXCITING THING! I'll be travelling alone for the first time and seeing and exploring my city Karachi from a new point of view. I think I'm getting lucky. And did I ever tell you people that I can play basketball? Because I'm going to apply for the college team. It's going to be awesome, YAY!
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What do you think about freaking out? Or any horrible college tale? Or even some tips will be appreciated to survive the college era!

11 comments:

  1. Hope you get into the school basketball team I am basically going to be cheering you on from UK ;) xx

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  2. I agree with you on it being fine that we aren't always fine. Most days, I'm not fine. I'm anxious or sad or stressed. And I don't need the world judging me or making fun of me for it. Like, we all have days where getting out of bed seems like the worst thing in the world. But that's okay as long as we remember that it won't last forever.

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  3. It's totally okay to not be okay. It's fine to not be fine all the time.

    I'm cheering for you to make the college basketball team! College is definitely an exciting, amazing time, and I know that you will do wonderfully. :)

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  4. College is so much fun AND a great learning experience. I aslo made the teenager-adult transition so it's stressful too!

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  5. Good luck with applying for the basketball team!!!

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  6. Good Luck with applying! I remember freaking out when I had to start doing things on my own. But it definitely helped me to be more independent. You can do it!

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  7. omg Areeba I'm so happy for you! I tend to have anxiety facing teachers or anything in higher position so I get where you're coming from. It takes a lot of courage to do things on your own but when you finally did after thinking you couldn't, it's the best feeling in the world! :) xo

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  8. freaking out is my weakest point. We all just get out of track when we're freaked out. Deep breath....ACTUALLY HELPSSSS

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  9. Sometimes freaking out shows people just how much you want something.

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  10. Its in the middle of freaking out when were at our best sometimes.

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