#14- Brain is on FIRE🔥🔥

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” -Nelson Mandela


Even since grade nine, all my friends in senior grades had warned me to enjoy my last few stressless years in high schools. I did not quite understand what they meant until the waves of homework, tests and expectations from peers and families had drowned me in the ocean of stress. Not to mention the high expectations and workloads which I bear on my shoulders. The spare time which I used to have to do things that I am passionate about has rapidly shrunk into less than an hour a day. In addition, I have to balance between work, school, extracurriculars, friends and families. All the stress has accumulated, and since I do not have time to release all those pressure, I have noticed the change in my emotion. I became impatient, emotional, moody, and I slowly passed these negative feelings to my peers through my actions. The feeling of not being about to control my emotions is awful, especially when it comes down to hurting people who I love. It feels like that my brain is on fire, my grades are on fire, even my future is on fire. I regretted the many things I could have done last year, which will get me prepared for the future, but there is no such thing as a time machine. I do not have the extra time and emotions to spend on regretting what I could have done, instead, I should wisely use my time to achieve things that I will not regret in the future. To me catching on fire is not horrible, the worst thing is to give up in the burning heat.


-Kenji Wong