Calculus will be OK. I know you’re feeling hopelessly overwhelmed right now, but no matter how painful that class is, things will get better. If you try and you succeed (as I think you will) your victory will be sweeter and more fulfilling than you can imagine. But even if you try and you fail, you will at least leave Calculus a humbler and stronger person.
I feel like I should share this.
A boy, Paul, clearly, in high school caught me crying in a passing period after my morning AP Calculus class. He asked why. I was crying over math. (Spoiler Alert: I wasn’t always good at math and I didn’t always like it. Things change.) The next passing period as I was heading to I-don’t-even-remember, he slipped me this.
I have carried this in my wallet for over 4 years now.
Because it is important and it is a little thing and it is wonderful.