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Posted by Chelsey on December 4, 2007

Dear Carly,

School is eating me. I’ve got so much to do, and of course have to be careful not to completely wear myself out. It’s a difficult balance that people don’t always understand. I mean, I’m sorry if I don’t want to go to something after dinner, but it means having to walk further to get to my room.

And what I am really looking forward to at the end of the semester is no longer having to climb up three flights of stairs every Tuesday and Thursday morning to get to class in a building sans elevator. I know, I know, that’s a battle I should have fought. Trust me, I know. But sometimes it is more trouble than it is worth. I’ve made it, and if I had not I would have spoken to my professor. I save my battle-fighting for getting study abroad money and enrolling in ridiculous amounts of classes.

Forgive me for wanting to make an impression with my academics and not just be the girl with a disability who causes trouble. For some reason I just cannot see how that is more likely to get people to make changes. I feel like I should make a wonderful impression the first way first and then be like, by the way it would make things better for me if, and then people would be more likely to accommodate.

What are your thoughts on this?

I should go study!


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