Let The Countdown Begin
Start writing a post
Student Life

Let The Countdown Begin

Christmas break cannot get here fast enough for this senior.

Isaac Taylor

This is it. I've reached the point in the semester where I am *done*!

Don't get me wrong, I love my major and learning about all the fascinating aspects of psychology, but boy do I need a break.

*singing "Where are you Christmas?" in my head*

I already have so many exciting plans for Christmas break! The only thing is...there is a mountain of papers, projects, and exams in my way.

As a senior preparing for graduate school next fall, everything seems to be piling on at once. On top of the typical stress of classes, I have the task of filling out graduate school applications, amping up my resume, studying for the GRE, and writing a personal statement. *Whew*

I only thought I knew what senioritis was when I was a senior in high school. Experiencing senioritis in college is on a completely different level.

I am normally the person who saves Christmas music and movies until after Thanksgiving, but this year I need all the motivation I can get to propel me through the final month of the semester. Being surrounded by everything Christmas gives me hope that there is a light at the end of this tunnel!

Whenever I start to get overwhelmed by the deadlines and meetings, I can turn on "Jingle Bell Rock" and know that Christmas break is coming.

Although the cold weather can be dreary, to me it simply says, "Christmas break is coming."

Looking back, when I planned out my schedule for this semester, I was sure this one was gonna be more manageable than my stressful Spring semester. Yet, I forgot to account for all of the "future planning and preparing" that comes with being a senior.

Whenever I am walking across campus, it seems as though every person has the same look on their face. A look that says, "This week has been crazy. But so was last week, and next week will probably be even crazier. Omg. I can't do this." (Yes. All of that can be interpreted from one look.)

If you are someone who has adorned this disposition at this point in the semester, have no fear. We can get through this! We are in the home stretch...the last mile...the final round.

Okay. You get my point-we are almost finished guys!! Don't give up in the last mile of this marathon you've been running since you started school back in Kindergarten. Muster up all the strength you can find, and as Walt Disney said, "keep moving forward."

Now that you've had your pep-talk, get back out there and do great things!

20 days and counting!!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

I Didn't Know That I Would Lose My Best Friend To Her Boyfriend

I didn't know that you would stop doing the things that make you happy. The things everyone used to judge you for. You are the type of person who does things on YOUR terms and now they're on his.

I Didn't Know That I Would Lose My Best Friend To Her Boyfriend

As your best friend, all I ever want is for you to be happy. Because as best friends, we know exactly what makes the other happy. I know all your weird and quirky lingo. I know how much you hate certain foods and most of all, I know the things that are important to you in life.

Keep Reading... Show less

How to Celebrate Valentine's Day Without a Valentine

You know YOU are not determined by your romantic status

How to Celebrate Valentine's Day Without a Valentine

Although the most romantic and love-filled holiday is right around the corner, it's important to know that Feb.14, the middle day of the shortest month of the year, doesn't need to be determined by your current romantic status. With that being said, you can either choose to sulk over the fact that you're single or you can make the best out of Valentine's Day without even having one.

Here are a few ideas to celebrate the day:

Keep Reading... Show less

7 Fun Facts About The Eiffel Tower

The iconic landmark is reinventing itself with a splashy new color.

Eiffel Tower

Soon, the 2024 Summer Olympics are coming to Paris, and the Eiffel Tower will be in the spotlight.

Embedded so much into Paris's identity, the iconic landmark is no stranger to historic events and world-class gatherings over the years. It is sure to shine again.

Keep Reading... Show less

Blue Skies Weren't Always Blue

You don't just start as the person you are meant to be; there is a journey full of ups and downs that mold a person, so this is my journey.

Blue Skies Weren't Always Blue

Overall I'd love to say I grew up a happy overly enthusiastic child that was taught to love herself and be loved by everyone else, but I can't say that and I never will. My smile wasn't always as bright as it is today, but this is the story behind my smile, the story about how I got here to the happiest place I'll ever be. I'll begin at freshman year of high school.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Heart Wants what the Heart Wants

Just remember sometimes it is gonna hurt, whether we want it to or not!

The Heart Wants what the Heart Wants
Where to start...... Let me start with the cliche that life throws us curveballs and what we do with it is what counts.

One day he walked into my life. UNEXPECTED! And one day he walked out!

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments