This moment seemed so far away. It feels like just yesterday I said goodbye to my parents and said hello to a tiny dorm room and communal bathrooms. But alas, that first day is long gone. Now, I have to say hello to the first day of the last semester of my college career. I must say, it's been a good run. Sure, there were some low moments. Getting used to school was no easy feat. From high-level classes to less-than-manageable living spaces to the frigid cold, I thought I would be 100 percent ready to say goodbye to "the best four years of my life" and say hello to the real world. However, that real world is now staring at me from a very near future, and as I sit here enjoying my fanciful and much needed winter break, I must say I'm not entirely sure I'm ready for us to meet.
Because of this, I've decided that you, my last semester of college, will have to step it up and be the best semester of college I have ever had. May classes be easy and professors humane. It's the last semester meaning senioritis is at an all time high as graduation looms closer. I'm sure I speak for all seniors when I say that there is nothing worse that having a full load of challenging classes to end the semester with. Sure, it may be rewarding, but we would much rather spend the time we have left watching Netflix in our pajamas instead of at the library. And be gentle to those who have no other choice but to take 18+ credits in order to graduate on time.
May winter be fair and give spring an easy passage. I've had enough of the horrible Midwest weather and the best present I could ask for is a mild winter where I don't dread walking to my morning classes every day for fear of suffering from severe frostbite. And I would also prefer to enjoy spring for more than the short last two weeks of classes.
May the drinks be plenty and my pockets be full. I'm not a full adult yet, so I don't have an income meaning I'd much prefer to enjoy myself to the max while spending the least amount of money possible. Make this happen. Please.
Last semester, you will definitely be bittersweet. Filled with many "lasts," I'm sure I'll get emotional over these next four months. All I ask of you is to be kind, be sweet, be caring, and take your time because I'm not ready for us to part just yet.
A senior in denial