I'm a third year vet student, completely supporting myself and paying for school by myself. I don't have any help from family members, be it financial or otherwise. Since school started, a few weeks ago, I am really finding it difficult to not constantly feel overwhelmed. Between studying for exams, assignments with deadlines, dealing with keeping my car running, applying for externships, trying to make money, dealing with medical issues...addressing errands that I need to address just to keep my life afloat, like paying bills- everything takes way too long to sort out and it's all valuable time I could be using to get ahead in school. Add that to the 8 hours of class we have every day and the exam once a week and I am beside myself with how other people manage this. I try not to compare myself or my situation but it's difficult when you have classmates who's parents are footing the bill, or who's mom came over and cleaned this or that- I can't keep my room tidy for more than a couple days! I don't want this to become a massive pity party for myself but please someone tell me I am not the only one who is completely on their own in school that feels this way.