I don't know what it is about mid-term, but it gets me every time.
Despite any strength I had going into the term, around the halfway mark anxiety starts to creep in and becomes more and more difficult to overcome. At least now I know it's a bit of a pattern and that it will eventually improve.
The roller coaster of confidence and doubt is a scarier ride than ever. I suppose the stronger one feels, the further they fall when they realize how much there is left to learn.
Keeping my eye on the finish line is what keeps me going. Visions of Winnipeg dance in my head. Plans are forming. I think, mentally, I'm already gone from here.