College Senioritis

College Senioritis

It never ends
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Senioritis.

Something we all have heard before. Something we thought was over as soon as we graduated high school.

Well it’s not.

Being a college senior this year, I am here to tell you that it does not end.

It’s back.

As a senior in college, I find myself un-enthused when it comes to having school pride. I see all the incoming freshmen posting photo announcements and I want to feel happy for them and feel the excitement for them for starting a new chapter, but I can’t.

I see everyone making plans and coordinating dorm room décor and themes. It’s all just an inconvenience now; I have to get rid of it in a few short months anyway.

I remember the excitement of coming home and coming back to school after every break. Now, it going back and forth feels like an inconvenience “I have to travel AGAIN?”

I remember finally feeling relieved when you commit to a college, but now the anxiety and uncertainty is back again when searching for a grad school or a job to commit to. After you’ve come to terms with loans and financial aide, the burden presents itself again when you’re looking to continue your education. Yes, it ends, the anxiety and the uncertainty, but it comes back and takes its place with something else.

I had a great college experience, looing back I wouldn’t change a thing. I’ve had plenty of friends, been involved in plenty of things, traveled to incredible places, and gone to a ton of school events. But now, I’m ready to close it and start a new chapter; work, grad school, whatever it may be.

As a senior I’ve noticed the difference between the brand new freshmen and me. Yeah, the freshmen are typically confused and I know my way around, but besides that, they look way younger. You know it’s almost time to graduate when the freshmen look way younger than you! Spending 3+ years in college, college becomes your identity. “What school do you go to?” and “What’s your major?” become part of who you are in college; it is hard to accept a new identity as a grad student or worker. College is a fun, great place where you spend constant time with your friends, try new things, and make your own decisions, but once you’ve done it a few times, once you do it every year, it’s a little less exciting. I love being surrounded by my friends and quite honestly, I enjoy a lot of my classes but college is something you begin to outgrow.

Your college years are some of the best in your life. You grow as a person from an awkward freshman to a partial functioning adult. I’m going to enjoy and embrace these last years in college instead of stressing over the uncertainty of the future.

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This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

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Career? Move back in with my parents? Grad School? ts not some big secret, you'd tell them if you knew... RIGHT?

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Picture this: You're in the last semester of your senior year of college..... Soooo, what's next?

The magic question that everyone keeps asking you. Your grandma wants to know, your favorite professor wants to know and of course, your parents want to know. But the sad part is... you don't even know. It's not some big secret, you'd tell them if you knew... RIGHT?

Of course. I know I would. But the issue is, I have no idea. I have no idea if there is something telling me to go travel to Europe with the money that I don't have. Or to go to grad school and get an education in something that I probably don't need, but I'm not ready for the real world.. or even to join the real world. Which is a very scary decision.

We aren't prepared for that because all careers need "experience" these days. Which is impossible to achieve when all jobs need experience. So you think, let's go back to school and get that so-called experience. But nooo...that doesn't count. It's all a struggle and we are all just wandering around aimlessly trying to decide what to do.

I truly envy those who have it all figured out. They're the unicorns who chose their major when applying to their number one school and actually stuck with it all through college. They're very rare and I've personally never seen one in the wild before, but I have heard that they do exist.

But, it's just not that easy for the rest of us and it's super normal. It's normal to choose any route in life. I sometimes feel that everyone is thinking their life after college has to go a certain way and that there Is only one answer: A secret answer that no one will tell them. This huge pop quiz that was designed specifically for our lives and only WE have the power to screw it up. But no. there is no right answer. If you want to travel... TRAVEL. More school, go for it! Take a year off, why not? Just make sure you're doing it for you!

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