I've been waiting to enter my senior year of college since my first day of freshman year, back in 2014. Three years ago, I thought that by the time I'm entering my senior year of college, I would be in a serious relationship, have an idea of what the future held for me, and be at my peak in life... Boy was I wrong.
This upcoming year is what every college student dreams about, the year that they can finally start counting down the days left of undergrad and see the light at the end of the tunnel.
But as you're entering that point in your life, you come to realize that it isn't all what it's cracked up to be, and what you thought it would be. In fact, you find yourself worrying daily about the last two semesters of college.
Here are the top six things you'll find yourself realizing when you're entering your senior year of college.
1. You'll realize how fast time goes.
Do you remember growing up, and having every adult tell you how fast time goes, and how you'll wish it will all slow down? I remember, but I never believed them when they said it. It's crazy to think how much faster the past three years of college went, and how slow they seemed to go by in high school.
2. You'll realize how terrified you are to enter the real world.
Entering the real world means responsibilities, maturity, financial worries, interviews with big people jobs, and being all alone... I couldn't handle the stress that the past three years of college has given me, so how am I supposed to handle more years full of it.
3. You'll realize how naive you were at seventeen.
Seventeen-year-old you thought you would be in a serious relationship, have a resume built, have jobs lined up and would be stress-free for the year ahead... We can all laugh together.
4. You'll realize that grad school, and graduate programs, are a lot more competitive than you thought.
The most popular saying throughout college campuses across the world is, "C's get degrees." Yeah, C's may allow you to get a bachelor degree, but they won't get you into your graduate program.
5. You'll find yourself regretting that you wanted these past four years to end.
Yeah, college is tough, no doubt about it. There are times you find yourself up at 2 A.M. crying wondering if you can achieve that grade you need, but there's also times where you find yourself more than happy with what's going on in your life. But throughout the past three years, you've dreamed about the day that you can put on that cap and gown, and finally say you've made it. But once that day is around the corner, and you find yourself entering the last year of undergrad, and get a glimpse of what the real world has to offer, you find yourself regretting that you wanted these past few years to fly by.