18 Dogs Of Instagram That Make The Hell Of Finals Week Cute, Somehow

18 Dogs Of Instagram That Make The Hell Of Finals Week Cute, Somehow

When the going gets "ruff," we're all one in the same.

It's that time of year again. The time when college students are pulling consecutive all-nighters, having public emotional breakdowns every three minutes, and are functioning entirely on coffee and Red Bull. But don't worry, you are not alone in this struggle! Everyone's favorite dog Instagram account @dogsofinstagram is here to show you that when the going gets "ruff" with the stress, frustration, and exhaustion of finals week, we're all one in the same.

1. How you look in class all semester

2. How you look when you realize finals are next week

3. Lying in bed being crushed by the weight of all the work you have to do and having no clue where to begin

4. What you should be doing

5. What you're actually doing

6. Thinking of all the wrong choices you made in your life that caused you to end up where you are now

7. Trying to bribe your professors to give you a good grade like

8. Emotionally preparing to learn four months of material in four days

9. How you look less than an hour after moving yourself into the library

10. How other people look at you in the library if you do so much as type too loudly

11. "How are finals going?"

13. Dreaming of being being on a tropical island away from all human contact and being completely devoid of responsibility

14. Waking up the morning of your final after getting a total of two hours of sleep

15. How you feel before your final

16. How you feel when you get your final in front of you and realize you know nothing

17. How you look when all your finals are over with

18. Packing up and getting yourself as far away from campus as possible like

You are not alone, my friend. Take a deep breath, work hard, and I'm sure you will do paw-some!

Cover Image Credit: dean_the_basset / Twitter

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A's are nice, but you are more than a letter.


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Losing sleep, skipping meals, forgetting to drink water, skipping out on time with friends and family; these are the things that can occur when your letter of an A is what you are living for.

You are worth more than the grade letter, or the GPA number on your transcript.

Listen, don't get me wrong, getting A's and B's definitely is something to feel accomplished for. It is the approval that you did it, you completed your class, and your hard work paid off.

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Don't lose yourself, don't forget who you are. Grades are important, but the true measurement of self-worth and accomplishment is that you tried your best.

Trying your best, and working hard for your goals is something that is A-worthy.

Reserve time for yourself, for your sanity, your health, your mental health.

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