Reflective Essay For Graduating College

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Never was it in my plan to fall this far behind in my academic plan for graduating college. In fall of 2013 I started going to UIC to pursue my major, in the summer of 2014 I was raped by someone that I was close to and at the time I was not comfortable sharing it with anyone. After holding in my pain for so long I started to fall behind in my classes and nothing was getting better, no matter how hard I studied.
I eventually told my parents because I knew I wasn’t going to be able to mae the rest of the school year if I couldn’t make it through one semester with the easy classes I was taking. I was in and out of the hospital and having many doctors appointments because even though I knew what was wrong with me I couldn’t tell anyone. I had literally gone into an abyss, I would finish my homework and go to sleep around ten in the evening and wouldn’t wake up until two or three in the afternoon the next day and had no recollection of my alarm clock going off to wake me up for classes. Once my parents found out they were very disappointed in me for making the decision to leave the university, but my dad was more understanding. My mom had the mindset that nothing like this could
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Once I asked again, they both had the same response, “You don’t need to go to therapy, you just need to study harder”. Listening to my parents that’s exactly what I did, I studied hard, stayed up all hours of the night because that is what they told me would work. Unfortunately studying harder has not taken my depression away and it has resulted in me falling behind in school once again. I have decided to go to therapy on my own no matter how much I have to pay without the help of my parents, because talking about my depression to someone that will listen is the only way I will be able to better in school and my life in

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