20 Things You Experience When You're A Senior In College

20 Things You Experience When You're A Senior In College

Anxiety is #1.

Being a senior in college is a milestone. You're nearing graduation. You are nearing a job or a Masters degree. You're getting ready to actually be an adult. So, what's that last year actually like? This is a glimpse of what you will think of when your time to graduate is near.

1. You're usually anxious.

Get a job. Get a job. Debt. Jobs. Parents. Money.

2. You're usually excited.

I finally won't have to write on essay on things I completely don't care about.

3. You realize how much you'll miss school.

4. Your professors are people you'll miss.

Yes, your professors can be quirky, weird, and just downright nasty - but at the end of four years you realize even the mean ones are people.

5. You realize how scary getting a job is.

Entry level jobs are terrifying to look at, and you kinda miss your campus job.

6. Odds are, you have a professor to keep in touch with.

They've driven you crazy, but you bonded with one of them.

7. Grad school isn't the same.

Grad school is more stress, but you miss your old community.

8. Your head is a swirling mess of anxiety, sadness, happiness, and fear.

This entire list can just have "feelings".

9. In your senior year, you don't want to work.

You're exhausted but don't want to have a funeral for your GPA.

10. You realize your friends won't be a building away.

They're going off to do what they want to do. They're moving around, going to grad school, or just found another job in a different place.

11. You think of all the people you won't see regularly anymore.

That one guy you usually see when you're walking to class every Wednesday? Who you've just seen, like, every semester?

That random guy is gone too. Yes, it is that weird.

12. You wonder if you chose the right major.

You constantly doubt your decision, even though it's over with.

13. You say goodbye to your childhood dreams.

A lot of kids have dreams that just can't become reality, for whatever reason. As weird as it is, you need to say goodbye to them, and even mourn them.

14. You realize how old you are.

Dial-up internet... Yeah. We're in the ages of smartphones now, and it's a stark contrast.

15. ...and you feel really old to boot.

You're tired from college and sometimes, college is brutal. It took a toll.

16. You realize meeting people won't be as easy.

College is easy to meet people your age. Outside of it? Not so much.

17. The parties weren't as fun as you thought.

You didn't enjoy the party so much as you enjoyed the socializing.

18. Life is less of a popularity contest, and you have a few close friends.

Your Facebook friend's list amount no longer matters, because you keep your circles tighter.

19. But a lot of people still know you at school.

... But you show your face on campus and need to put a bag over your head to go anywhere.

20. You realize how hard you've worked to get here.

Now excuse me while I sleep. And eat regularly.

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If You've Ever Been Called Overly-Emotional Or Too Sensitive, This Is For You

Despite what they have told you, it's a gift.

Emotional: a word used often nowadays to insult someone for their sensitivity towards a multitude of things.

If you cry happy tears, you're emotional. If you express (even if it's in a healthy way) that something is bothering you, you're sensitive. If your hormones are in a funk and you just happen to be sad one day, you're emotional AND sensitive.

Let me tell you something that goes against everything people have probably ever told you. Being emotional and being sensitive are very, very good things. It's a gift. Your ability to empathize, sympathize, and sensitize yourself to your own situation and to others' situations is a true gift that many people don't possess, therefore many people do not understand.

Never let someone's negativity toward this gift of yours get you down. We are all guilty of bashing something that is unfamiliar to us: something that is different. But take pride in knowing God granted this special gift to you because He believes you will use it to make a difference someday, somehow.

This gift of yours was meant to be utilized. It would not be a part of you if you were not meant to use it. Because of this gift, you will change someone's life someday. You might be the only person that takes a little extra time to listen to someone's struggle when the rest of the world turns their backs.

In a world where a six-figure income is a significant determinant in the career someone pursues, you might be one of the few who decides to donate your time for no income at all. You might be the first friend someone thinks to call when they get good news, simply because they know you will be happy for them. You might be an incredible mother who takes too much time to nurture and raise beautiful children who will one day change the world.

To feel everything with every single part of your being is a truly wonderful thing. You love harder. You smile bigger. You feel more. What a beautiful thing! Could you imagine being the opposite of these things? Insensitive and emotionless?? Both are unhealthy, both aren't nearly as satisfying, and neither will get you anywhere worth going in life.

Imagine how much richer your life is because you love other's so hard. It might mean more heartache, but the reward is always worth the risk. Imagine how much richer your life is because you are overly appreciative of the beauty a simple sunset brings. Imagine how much richer your life is because you can be moved to tears by the lessons of someone else's story.

Embrace every part of who you are and be just that 100%. There will be people who criticize you for the size of your heart. Feel sorry for them. There are people who are dishonest. There are people who are manipulative. There are people who are downright malicious. And the one thing people say to put you down is "you feel too much." Hmm...

Sounds like more of a compliment to me. Just sayin'.

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Sorry, Bella Thorne, But Whoopi Goldberg Has A Point

Nude photos leaked, a scandal on the rise


It all started with nude photos. Bella Thorne decided to release photos of herself naked after revealing that someone had hacked her things and was threatening to post them. She took it upon herself and said "It's MY DECISION NOW U DON'T GET TO TAKE YET ANOTHER THING FROM ME. I can sleep tonight better, knowing that I took my power back."

Let me make this clear from the very beginning. Bella has taken private, nude photos of herself for a reason we don't know (Probably to send to her boyfriend). She then gets hacked and threatened but decides to show photos anyway of herself naked to show that she has control over the hacker. Phew, I'm already not understand this choice.

Many celebrities and other women have praised her decision to do so, but I'm not one of them, and neither is Whoopi Goldberg from The View. While talking about the situation on the show, she was quoted saying, "Listen, if you're famous, I don't care how old you are, you don't take nude pictures of yourself. When they're hacking you, they're hacking all of your stuff. So, whether it's one picture or a million pictures, once you take that picture, it goes into the cloud, and it's available to any hacker who wants it. If you don't know that in 2019, that this is an issue ... you don't get to do that."

Now correct me if I'm wrong but isn't she making a valid point? Technology now has the ability to do whatever it wants, and hackers can get a hold of anything and everything. Whatever photos you take and send through text or even Snapchat can and will be saved to phones or shared among other people. How many celebrities getting texts, photos, or even calls leaked to the media?

In response to Whoopi, Bella is stating that she should be ashamed of her views, that she is putting the blame on girls for taking photos and is sick and disgusting. Can I make this clear again, she is not shaming you! She is simply saying that people (Not just girls, guys as well) should be smarter with what photos they take, who they send them to and know where they could possibly end up. It's not shaming; it's not a lie; it is the exact truth.

In one of her quotes, Bella says, "So what a girl can't send her boyfriend that she misses photos of her that are sexy? Things he's already seen?". I'm sorry, but I find this sentence very problematic. No one is saying that you can't be sexy for your boyfriend, just be smart about it. Sure, he's seen you naked, sure you've had sex, but the rest of the world hasn't. Just because one person gets the right to see it doesn't mean everyone else does as well. Hackers are out there, they are real, and they are real for celebrities and Hollywood.

Now yet again, Bella is twisting this story into something that it isn't. Now in videos that she has made explaining her view, she suggests that Whoopi is victim-blaming and would say the same thing to someone who survived sexual assault. On Instagram, she said, "So, if I go out to a party drinking and I wanna dance on the dance floor, do I deserve to be raped too?". Now I'm sorry yet again, don't start going on a parade by throwing this into the mix.

You got hacked and someone was going to leak naked photos of you. You decide to leak them yourself because you are not letting a man control your life. Then you compared it to drinking at a party, wanting to dance and asking if you deserved to be raped by doing that? Okay, how are these two even being compared? I'm not going to get too into this but think about it. Taking private photos are risky now with hackers, anyone can get into it without a problem. It's 2019, this has been going on for years. You say a man can't control your life so you release them anyway. A woman being raped at a party where she has no control is different. You chose to take pictures with the risk of them being leaked. A woman does not chose to be raped just because she is dancing at a party. Sorry, there's a difference.

Sorry Bella Thorne, but Whoopi Goldberg is not shaming you, she is not victim blaming. She is simply saying the truth.

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