Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Sinking into Emptiness
In her senior year at MIT, Emily finds herself lacking motivation and passion, an emptiness that had been building for a long time. She struggles to find the motivation to do academic work as well as daily activities she used to enjoy, like spending time with friends. As she acknowledges how these feelings are disrupting her life, she finds relief in taking time to reflect.
In the moments where I look at the moon suspended in silence, it feels like a silence that is comforting instead of suffocating. It feels like a warm blanket instead of a heavy one.”
Another Point of View
Listen to other students relating to this same struggle and what helped them cope.
Student Support Services (S^3)
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