38 Thoughts You Have When Starting Your Senior Year Of College

38 Thoughts You Have When Starting Your Senior Year Of College

The beginning of the end.

While the anticipation of starting your freshman year of college brought on an onslaught of various thoughts, feelings and emotions, the beginning of your senior year of college does the same, if not to a more extreme extent. You spent so much time worrying about starting college, if you’d fit in or like your school, if classes would be too hard, if you would get lost. Now, four summers later, you find yourself thinking the same way about the world after college. No doubt, if you’ve enjoyed (most) of your college experience like I have, these thoughts will be running through your head as your summer ends and you begin your senior year.

1. Being home for the summer is starting to get old.

2. I can’t wait to go back to school.

3. Wow, this is the last time I’ll actually be able to say that.

4. Coming home forever is terrifying.

5. There are too many rules here.

6. Jeeze, I should really start packing.

7. Eh, I can do it before I leave.

8. Apparently I cant. Where’d all this stuff come from?!

9. Do I have enough school supplies from last year? I don’t think I can afford to buy another 5-subject notebook.

10. Or textbooks. I need that money for other things. Like $1 Jell-O shots on Wednesdays.

11. It’s getting real old spending $300 on one business textbook.

12. That’s like 300 Jell-O shots.

13. Move in day is just as tiring (and sweaty) as I remember it.

14. Time to be responsible for myself again.

15. I forget how to manage my own money.

16. Should I spend this $20 on food or alcohol?

17. Alcohol.

18. How do I write a paper again?

19. I should probably make an appointment with my career advisor considering I’ve got a year left in this place.

20. Wait, who is my career advisor?

21. What do I even want my career to be?

22. Why haven’t I thought about this the past three years?

23. I don’t think I’m ready for the real world yet.

24. This is the beginning of the end, isn’t it?

25. That’s terrifying. The real world is terrifying.

26. I'm already getting notified about paying back my loans.

27. They're how much?! I won't make that much money for years!

28. I should have gone somewhere cheaper.

29. Do real people get drunk on Wednesday’s ‘cause they don’t have work the next day? Or is that just college students who’s classes get cancelled?

30. Okay … just college kids.

31. LikeI said, KIDS. We aren’t ready for that yet.

32. How do they pass up $1 Jell-O shots though?

33. See? Not ready.

34. I bet real people don’t take naps everyday either. Yeah, nope. Not ready.

35. Why am I already getting emails about graduation?!

36. Wait, how many credits do I have?! What if I don't graduate on time?!!

37. The last three years flew by.

38. I’d do anything to be a freshman again.

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To The Girl Who Isn't Graduating On Time, It Won't Feel Any Less Amazing When You Do

Graduating is something to be proud of no matter how long it takes you.


To the girl who isn't graduating college "on time,"

I promise, you will get there eventually, and you will walk across that graduation stage with the biggest smile on your face.

You may have a different journey than the people you grew up with, and that is OKAY. You may have some twists and turns along the way, a few too many major changes, a life change, you may have taken most of a semester off to try to figure your life out, and you're doing the best you can.

Your family and your friends don't think less of you or your accomplishments, they are proud of your determination to get your degree.

They are proud of the woman you are becoming. They don't think of you as a failure or as someone any less awesome than you are. You're getting your degree, you're making moves towards your dreams and the life that you have always wanted, so please stop beating yourself up while you see people graduating college on time and getting a job or buying a car.

Your time will come, you just keep doing what you need to do in order to get on that graduation stage.

Your path is set out for you, and you will get there with time but also with patience. The place you're at right now is where you are supposed to be. You are going to thrive and you are going to be the best version of you when you graduate and start looking for a company that you will be proud to work for. Don't look on social media and feel less than, because at least you're still working towards your degree that you are finally passionate about. You will be prepared. You will be ready once the time comes and you cross the stage, move away, and start your journey in whatever field you're going into.

Don't question yourself, and be confident in your abilities.

With love,

A girl who isn't graduating on time

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Hey, Senior, Don't Just Wish Everything Away Just Yet — Enjoy The Moment You're In

The future will be there waiting for you when you get there, so live now.


It's that time again when the senioritis starts to hit a little too hard, and you just can't wait to get the hell out of high school. Along with this comes the ridiculous number of people telling you not to wish it away because you can't ever get those years back. But, I know you're thinking of why you would even want them back in the first place. I am not here to tell you that those four years are the best years of your life — they definitely aren't, but they sure do hold some pretty great memories. Trust me when I say this: you will miss them.

Senior year is the year of all the lasts. At the time, it seemed like there were so many lasts that we would never run out of them. There was practically an unlimited supply of lasts until there wasn't. The hard truth about being a senior is that no one tends to think about the fact that everything is ending until it is already over.

By the second semester, everyone has already picked their school, and the excitement is so exhilarating. The future is so close you can almost reach out and touch it. The only problem with all of this excitement is that it can be so easy to live in it. Your future looks so bright that you're already there mentally. While it's okay to be excited, sometimes you can get so wrapped up in the future that you forget to live. Remember to live in the moment every day because it's something you can never get back.

One day, the lasts will run out.

You will watch your home team play one last game, go to your last dance, walk out of those double doors one more and never go back. You will walk into that gym bearing your school colors one last time in your cap and gown standing side by side with all of your closest friends, and just like that the lasts are over. Those four years that everyone swore wouldn't go by fast are gone. All of the great times become nothing but beautiful memories, and that is all you're left with are memories.

You will never get those times back, so it's time to start living them now. Live your life to the fullest. Most importantly, live for now. Your future is looking so bright — there's no shame in being excited about it — but remember that their future will be there waiting for you when you get there. Slow down, take it all in, and enjoy all of the lasts while you still have them.


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