Every spring, I get really anxious about things

Part of it is that spring often includes things to be anxious about: admissions and other application and submission type things, as well as typical end-of-school year anxiety. But I do think there’s something seasonal about it too, because during the spring I often catch myself getting anxious about things (teaching, freelance assignments, etc) that cause me zero stress during the end of the year. Not sure why, other than that April is the cruellest month (as it literally is–suicides peak during the spring).

Sometimes it’s difficult for me to remember that there is always going to be something to be anxious over: it’s too easy to fall into this waiting game, where I tell myself that as soon as the current crisis is over, then everything will be back to normal and life will be stress-free.