Very interesting. Was it the level of competition or is this normal for you? I found myself acting the same way when I began grad school last year, and I'm learning that I perform much better when I'm happier. Im still working full-time of course, but I no longer giving work 100% admittedly (lots of vacation time taken). Do you think you would have been better off not working, if you had the choice?
and FWIW, I was just using a nice round number lol. I didn't mean to imply anything. Do you take PMs?
Edit: K, found the link. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=102628
have you seen this ?
Yes, that thread was infamous. I don't know who it was, but definitely a day student by his/her number of classes.
In my case, it was about feeling that I had something to prove. I was a fashion merchandising major, and I was waitlisted for half of forever. You should know that not everyone behaves this way; in many ways, I am an anomaly and a departure from the general standard of law student behavior. When I finally saw my grades, I broke down completely, and sat there shaking in class. People kept asking if I was okay, as they knew transcripts had just been released. I was really happy, but at that point I really couldn't control my emotions, and I just hoped the professor wouldn't call on me.
The rest of my classmates did not act this way. People shared their private joys or sorrows, but no one else at Fordham reacted to the stress as visibly as I did. I have a few friends at other schools who also experienced this, but the norm is that most people are able to relax a lot more than I did. In spite of this, or maybe because of it, I would call my first semester at Fordham the defining experience of my life. Yes, really, even though I am infamous for abusing hyperbole.
I do take PMs, though I get more than a dozen a day, so my response time isn't always great.