Make senior year the best year.
Make the most out of your last year of college.
Time to stop spending all of your money on Chipotle.
There are so many things that are only socially acceptable, fun or even possible when you're an undergrad student, and unless you do them before graduation rolls around, you've sort of missed your window to really make the most of them.
Because watching cat videos feels more important than studying.
The reality of going into the “real world” is slowly creeping up on me. I’ve been reflecting on my first two years of school: the classes that kicked my ass, the awesome jobs I’ve had, the parties, the heartbreak, and more.
I'm two days deep into my senior year and already all the other seniors are acting as if it's the end of times. If the Mayans are right, it may be the end of times for us seniors and we may never actually graduate. This view is more than a little morose, but I think it's just more of a reason for us to live it up and make the most out of senior year.
As finals start to wind down and graduation looms closer most graduates will be reminiscing about the memories they had with their besties. The late night chats, the embarrassing moments, the day you met freshman year as you walked in a giant mass of people to the nearest frat party. But those girls and guys aren't the only ones you'll have to say goodbye to come graduation day; there's also all those randoms you've met along the way that added a little spice to your college career.
So...big day is almost here. You ready for the real world? What are your plans? If you're cringing at the very thought of these questions then there's only one possible explanation: You too are a college senior.
There are a lot of different illness associated with different times of the year. There's flu season in the winter. Allergy season in the spring. Sunburns in the summer. But around early April and May a different disease starts to take hold, and it goes after a very specific group. College seniors.
I’m graduating in less than a month. And even though that means I have some pretty great things to look forward to it also means that I’m leaving behind a pretty good life and some pretty good friends. And that’s the reason I’ve been sporadically crying for weeks a little bit upsetting. So instead I’m going to try to look on the bright side. I’m graduating. There will be a celebration. There will be a party. And that means there will be gifts.
Lately, I'll be honest, I've been finding it excruciatingly difficult to balance my personal life and spread myself evenly across everything I feel I need to do. I understand I can't be good at everything (I learned that when I auditioned for choir....), but when it comes to balancing what's important in my post-grad life, do I have to have to pick only one of the five things I want to excel in?
Since graduating college, my personal expectations have turned backwards. That's right - as a post-grad, I expect too much out of every beginning. I squeeze the shiz out of the orange before I can have a taste. It's awful. I used to gain expectations through experience and now I have a ton of expectations before the experience. Result: I'm always disappointed.
Alright post-grads, future post-grads, and people who think they are post-grads but are really just thirty-years-old and clinging on to their blissful youth. For some reason as a post-grad myself, I've found it easiest to write about things that depress me. I guess I just like an excuse to indulge in brownie sundaes nightly. But the truth is, the post-grad life isn't depressing!
When I graduated, I was pushed into a world full of options. At first, I took all of the options, put them in a sack that was my mind and tried them on one by one. But as time went on, I realized one thing: I needed to do something that struck my passionate heart strings. I knew I could deal with whatever my occupation tossed me from then on if I had a big crush on it.