If you're reading this, you're probably a junior in college, stressed beyond belief, running on only a few hours of sleep, and wondering why you're feeling like this so early in the year.
You remember junior year of high school was the hardest and most stressful year, but no one told you about junior year in college did they?
Yeah, I'm mad too.
Junior year only started about 4 weeks ago, yet for some reason, it feels like it's finals week. It seems like there is something is going on the every hour of every day. You have to go to meetings, work on papers, work on projects, attempt to have a social life, and oh yeah, remember to eat. This is why I am still confused on how people manage to have pets in college; I can barely take care of myself... Kudos, y'all.
Honestly, college is such an odd environment. It's essentially a bunch of almost adults who think they know everything when really, it's the complete opposite and they are barely getting by. Everyone is in the same boat, though. We're all trying to figure out who we are, what we want to do when we graduate, and, for some of us, if we'll even graduate on time. It's truly a balancing act and comical at times.
It's like all of a sudden you're in 5 different organizations, you have 3 leadership positions, and your classes when front 0-100. Syllabus week was basically junior year kicking you on your butt. WOW. What a reality check.
Junior year is no joke.
So, if you are a junior, or even if you're not a junior yet, and you're reading this: I'm with ya. You're not alone. This year is equally as hard for me and probably everyone else our year. College, in general, is a test for the real world.
Let's kick butt together, take one day at a time (I mean as long as you are prepared for the next, like really...write that stuff down), and breathe. It's going to be okay!!