Douglass and Resilience – Amy

Part A: – A quote from the top of page 4, “I was too young to think of doing so immediately, besides, I wished to learn how to write, as I might have occasion to write my own pass. I consoled myself with the hope that I should one day find a good chance.” This quote stood out to me as meaningful because at some point in your life, you wanted to learn something and you aren’t too young to learn and do something. In my own word, the quote would be, you aren’t too young to immediately consider learning how to write in case you ever needed to write your own pass. With the hope that you would one day find a good opportunity, you can console yourself. The quote, I can relate to this because learning how to write English as a new language at a young age was a little difficult, and trying to express what I want in English at school. Learning how to write English as a new language at a young was a little difficult because once you have learned the language and writing, you had to accept it and hope I can help my family with translating whenever we get mail and phone calls that have English speaking and writing, I would translate it.

Part B:- One thing that has been hard for me during my own educational journey is dealing with anxiety. Dealing with anxiety was one of my hardships is where I always felt worried, tense, and afraid about things that can happen anytime soon or in the future but I am slowly recovering from it and it’s not easy. Talking to my loved ones every day and writing a journal on how I am feeling helps me so much which makes my healing process a little faster. Ever since I got anxious, I would have a hard time focusing sometimes, and talking to my loved ones helps a lot. When you have anxiety, you would feel intense, nervous, and unable to relax.

One coping strategy I’ve developed to increase my resilience would be talking to my loved ones and talking to my loved ones can help me take some of my burdens down from my shoulders. I learned about myself by practicing this strategy would help me improve my communication skills with people around me and try to be a sweet talker to elders or the same generation as me. When learning about myself by practicing this strategy, my burdens were free and being able to get enough sleep because when you have anxiety sometimes you have a hard time falling asleep and sometimes you fall asleep easily when you don’t think too much. Coping isn’t easy to do because sometimes there are things would distract you when you are doing something important and it’s hard for you to get back on track. Talking to your loved ones can help you build a deeper relationship because they know what you are feeling and thinking based on how you talk to them or see them.

3 thoughts on “Douglass and Resilience – Amy”

  1. I love this coping strategy, it highlights the importance of having a family and how being around love and the people who care about you can have a huge impact on your mental and physical wellbeing.

  2. Part A: Please read the Annoucements where I gave an example of how to do this type of HW. I am asking you to translate the writer’s words — sentence by sentence in your own words

    B: Your strategy of journaling is good. It helps put your ruminating thoughts out of your head because hopefully the act of writing it down frees up your head. I also have anxiety and sometimes it’s debilitating. As if you can’t stop worrying about something that may or may not happen.

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