Just wanted to drop in and say thank you for all of the amazing suggestions I got today about handling stress. it's funny that recently I've been all about recognizing and accepting my emotions without having the emotions control my behavior however stress was definitely controlling my behavior. Stress feels so removed as an emotion in comparison to things like happy, sad, and angry. But it certainly is an emotion and something that I can learn to just accept and let be without letting it control my behavior. I will continue to work on these skills as I handle the stress that will be coming my way over the next couple weeks. I certainly love my University and the wonderful opportunities I've been given but sometimes balancing the stress of a graduate program along with just life in general and then piling a chronic illness on top of that can be a little much. I'm very grateful for the lessons I have learned today and will continue to put them into practice over the next few weeks.