Puttylike News, Thoughts on the ‘Student Dream’ and an Upcoming ebook (Video Inside!)

Puttylike News, Thoughts on the ‘Student Dream’ and an Upcoming ebook (Video Inside!)

Written by Emilie

Topics: Updates

Hey Everybody,

I wanted to give you a little update on what’s been going on here at Puttylike headquarters. In this video I talk about the release of my new (free) ebook, The ‘Undeclared for Life’ Manifesto, which should be rolling out very soon. I also discuss the ‘student dream’- you know, the one where you show up to your exam unprepared and then you fail and your life falls apart? Yeah, that one. I had an experience recently that brought up all those same feelings and I go into exactly how I talked myself off the ledge.

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What do you guys think? Have you had these panicked studentesque feelings before? How do you overcome the overwhelm?


  1. james says:

    geh. I’m awful when it comes to the home stretch. One thing I’ve been working on, is that when I go out running in the morning, do a wind sprint for the last 100 yards instead of what my impulse says (namely, ‘I’m basically there, I’ll just walk the rest of the way’). There’s something to be said for having a strong finish, but it’s been a long road to actually foster that in myself. I’m working on it.

    I definitely have had the panicked student syndrome before: ). It kind of ended in me leaving digipen. I rationalized it as not mattering so much since I never intend to be a videogame programmer, but I know you don’t intend to be a lawyer. I’ve got a lot of respect for you taking it seriously and moving forward. Definitely got more gumption in that regard than I did when confronted with the same choice: ).

  2. Emilie says:

    Yeah it’s interesting how we put so much energy into getting started, but don’t really think much about the home stretch until we’re there.

    Actually I generally think that it’s ok to quit something when it’s no longer fun. In fact, I find other people often try to use that logic against you and make comments like “don’t be a quitter”, etc. to get you to conform and settle into a boring life you don’t actually want. But it’s very different if you’re doing it for yourself. That makes all the difference actually.

    So yeah, this will be tough. But graduating is something that I really do care about, even if I don’t find the material all that stimulating. And I mean, seriously. Sometimes it actually feels painful trying to study stuff like “the requirements for purchasing a house in Denmark when you’re a foreigner”. Like omg killmenow!!!

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