graduated high school in 2020 (yayy :D) so maybe I can help.
12 taught me that trying to get through burnout by ignoring it and continuing
to study the same way only makes it worse. I was so exhausted through the first semester and after semester 1 exams I knew I had to do something about it because it was getting to be too much. During the 2 weeks of school after that, I
stopped doing work at home (I tried to work mainly at school) and then I didn’t
do any work on the 2 week holidays. I didn't study on any of the holidays in year 12 actually and I got a high ATAR, so don't feel bad for "doing nothing" because it's actually good for you sometimes :]
super dedicated people at school told be about feeling burnt out and wanting to
give up, but we all got through it in the end and you will too. Year 12 won’t
go on forever, it will be over sooner than you think. Once I got past the
halfway point especially, for some reason, it became a lot easier.
your friend: This may sound harsh, but you only have to put up with that person
for one more year. What you’re describing doesn’t sound like a healthy
friendship and I don’t think C is being a good friend. When I read “you think
we’re not feeling the same way?” it stung because I heard the same thing
in year 12 too and it sucks. I’m sorry your friends aren’t being more supportive.
guess year 12 isn’t the best year to try to sort things out with your friends,
and to cut C a little slack, year 12 is a hard year for everyone and she sounds stressed and hopefully
after it’s over, she works on her issues. That being said, you shouldn’t have
to put up with it, so if there’s any way you could try to stay away from C
without it becoming a big thing would be best, I guess. She doesn’t respect
your personal boundaries; she puts you down and she doesn’t seem very
considerate of you or willing to do the things that you do for her, like
listening to her rant. It’s not childish. What you’re describing sounds very
frustrating. You sound like you’re just trying your best to get through a
difficult year and your friends aren’t helping or are even making things worse.
I found talking to my dad more helpful than talking to my friends because he
was removed from the situation and calm. Year 12 feels so small and stressful,
but the world is big and there’s so many things you can do once it’s over. Like Rickdawg said, you can learn things you actually want to.