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I am my own worst enemy.

by Layne on February 28, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I'm planning an essay that I have to write in class tomorrow. Well, I've been trying to at least, but every time I look at my notebook, I just shut down. This is a big test and it's on a lot of material. I think I know a lot of it, probably more than I think. Still, I'm ultimately too intimidated to making any progress. I know it's all in my head but this mental block is 6 feet thick and twice as tall.


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