I checked and I don't think there's a better place for me to post this, but if there is, feel free to re-direct me. I swear I'm about to freaking cut off my toes and bury them ten feet in my back yard using nothing but a spork as a shovel. I am so effing frustrated. It's my last week of school before finals, and I have a research paper due for my Western Civilizations II class. Well...it was due Monday. The thing is, I was in the hospital last week due to constant vomiting and severe dehydration. Then Sunday night my dad overdosed on alcohol (he's been alcoholic for forty-five years...he's not married to my mom anymore, of course) and the doctors said he's going to die if he doesn't stop drinking. And, of course, he refused treatment. It's the week before finals plus I've got all this personal stuff going on. Needless to say, I'm extremely stressed out. So I got an extension from my teacher, and he said I could turn in the paper Wednesday or Thursday. But when I got the extension, he handed me back my annotated bibliography that I had given him over a month ago, and he completely rejected my thesis. I revised it, but in doing so, all my research seems to have become less useful, if not worthless. I got discouraged, and now I've got this writing block. I tried looking over my sources again. I tried free-writing, only to realize that what I wrote didn't support my thesis at all. I tried outlining. I realized my outline wasn't very good, and so I consulted my mother (who is a professor of English). She just went off on this tangent and didn't help much. I'm about ready to give up. But I can't, because if I don't turn in this paper I'll fail the class. And if I fail the class I don't graduate next week. I want to give up. Anyone have any words of motivation for me? Please?