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Please, Let Me Live My Life

Graduating college is important, but can you please stop rushing me?

Please, Let Me Live My Life

"Are you graduating on time?"

"What are your plans after college?"

"When are you going to graduate?"


What does the term graduating on time even mean? Graduating in 4 years?? Is that what "on time" means?

Lately, I have noticed that there are some people graduating college in 3 years, 4 years, and 5+ years. Everyone graduates on their own time, at their own pace, and your opinion about it is definitely not wanted. I'm sick of explaining to people that I'm going into my 4th year of college, but I'm not graduating... they look at me like I have 10 heads.

I'm SO sorry to all of those people that wanted to see me graduate in 4 years. So sorry that your plans FOR ME were ruined by me being a confused college student and making sure I pick the right major. I am SO sorry that I want to graduate confidently knowing I have chosen the right field of study. I apologize for enjoying my time in college while I go to school, work a job, and represent my school in athletics. I am so sorry that I will be spending more than 4 years in college, but does it REALLY hurt your feelings? Am I ruining your future? Am I putting a damper on your life?

I came to college at 17 years old, I'm not even 21 years old yet. I have all of the time in the world to work a 9-5 job for the rest of my life, stop rushing me and stop putting so much pressure on me.

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