17 Signs You're A Senior

17 Signs You're A Senior

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When you're a senior in college, there are several "gives," not the least of which is the "I'm out of here" attitude. However, if you have experienced any of these tell tale signs, you're definitely on your way out of college:

1. You seem to reminisce—A LOT.

When you see a lost freshman, you fondly remember being overwhelmed by your mile-long campus, and when you see someone entering a dining hall, you actually consider paying $10 to eat at one.

2. At the same time, classes just seem, well, less important.

I mean, how are you really going to use this analysis of The Lefthand of Darkness through a second wave feminist framework in the real world, ya know?


3. You’ve realized that senior year of college is nothing like senior year of high school.

Instead of feeling like you run the place, you kind of feel irrelevant.

4. You see freshman around campus and wonder if a local high school is visiting.

When did everyone get so young?

5. Plus, all of these seemingly twelve year-old freshman are super impressive.

Every other day someone is starting an organization to end hunger or stop the prison industrial complex. You can’t help but think: when I was a freshman, I was just trying to make friends.


6. Everything starts to take on an especial finality.

Last home football game I’ll ever see. Last student center sushi roll I’ll ever eat. Last Econ midterm I’ll ever take (hopefully).

7. You seem to be meeting a lot of cool, new people with whom you want to spend time, and you can’t help but wishing you had met them earlier.

8. You have an existential crisis at least once a day, but you’re (kind of) getting better at dealing with them.

Tomorrow will worry for itself, right? Right?

9. Your friends invite you to a party so you get dressed after 30 minutes of wondering “what kids these days are wearing” and then sit around for another 30 minutes wondering whether or not you can just stay home and read.

10. When you get to what those friends are describing as “the party of the century,” you end up leaving after 15 minutes because the reality of a bunch of drunkenly swaying, sweaty new adults touching you is, frankly, awful.


11. You've become increasingly more philosophical, asking yourself the big questions like, "What is a good life?" and "Does the utility of me spending four hours watching this Netflix Show outweigh the cost of having to write my paper in only two hours?"

12. You ultimately realize your idea of “the party of the century” is a relaxed evening with your favorite people—or better yet, alone—watching The Bachelor, drinking wine, and wearing pajamas.


13. You've gotten used to carrying your resume around with you as well as an extra change of business clothes.


14. Some of your friends are getting engaged and MARRIED orpregnant, and you're like, "I'm not even dating anyone!!"


15. Everyone you know seems to have a job or at least knows what they want to be doing with their life, and you’re just like, “I think I have some employable skills?”

16. You have two feelings when it comes to the future: simultaneously excited (“ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!”) and absolutely terrified (“Who says that I’m ready to be an adult?”)

17. Ultimately, you're pretty sure that things are going to be ok after college, even if it doesn't seem like it right now.


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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.

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To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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Summer And Jobs

Working summers doesn't have to be tedious.

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Like many other college students, I was ready for summer but was kinda bummed that I had to work. Its not that I didn't like where I was working, I actually was really lucky to be working in a hospital environment but I just hated being alone all summer from 9-5. I've had this job for a few years now and a few other paid interns came and went but I never really connected with any of them. This year is different though.

I got really lucky to have another intern work with me that was very similar to me. The tasks we got were always simple but they were made to be more fun because I got to do them while talking with someone else. Now I actually enjoy and look forward to going to work.

The key to finding a good job is finding one that you enjoy doing and one that will help you gain knowledge that will help you out with future career plans. Working with friends also make tasks enjoyable! I would be careful with working with your friend however because if your job needs you to be serious and focused, being around your best friends may distract you from that.

Another thing that definitely makes summer jobs more enjoyable are taking breaks! It is your summer vacation after all! I'm not saying don't take a day off just to sit around, but if you make plans with family and friends, take a Friday off and enjoy the warm weather and good company! Employers understand that us college students and on break and have lives, they are usually very lenient with days off!

If you have to do a summer job to make money to live off of or pay for college, the best thing to do is look at the big picture. If you don't enjoy your job but can't afford to quit, remember that the money if going to help you out a lot. Also, this job is probably only for the summer right? So it's not permanent my friend! Get through these annoying few weeks and you will be back at college, taking steps for a bigger and brighter future.

Summer jobs are tough, I know, but make the most of it! And don't forget to enjoy it whenever you can!!!

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