Student or Learner
One more expression "that got me through" and I can't come up with it. Could you explain its meaning, please. The context is:
One thing is to be ready mentally for anything - sometimes during voyage, I'd think, why I'm here, this is awful. Then I'd remember Mum and Dad and what it would like at the finish. That got me through. Listen to any advice you're given but decide for yourself, though probably the most crucial thing is, don't lose sight of what's real - I still have sailing ambitions but for now, it's back to ordinary life - I've got to go back to college to finish my exams.
And what kind of word is abbreviated in "I'd think" and "I'd remember"?
I study BrE.
got me through = gave me the motivation to continue all the way to the end
In the above text, "I'd" stands for "I would."