Life As A Second-Semester College Senior As Told By Dwight K. Schrute
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Life As A Second-Semester College Senior As Told By Dwight K. Schrute

Thank you for helping me express my thoughts and emotions in these last few months of school, Mr. Schrute.

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Life As A Second-Semester College Senior As Told By Dwight K. Schrute
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It's undeniable that college has given me four of the best years of my life.

It feels like only yesterday that I was a new freshman, unfamiliar with my surroundings and unsure of what the next few years had in store for me. Now, although I'm sad that this chapter of my life is ending, I feel like graduation can't come soon enough; the life at the end of the tunnel seems to be getting further away in these last few months of my undergrad life.

So, here is my life as a second semester senior in college as told by Dwight K. Shrute:

I'm convinced that I'm still going strong...

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Me: "School's got nothing on me! I'm killin' it in my classes, and I'm so ready for graduation and adulthood!"

I take pride in the fact that I've always been pretty good at this school thing. I've spent almost 17 years of my life in school, so what difference are another three months... right?

...but I'm forgetting the simplest things.

Also me: "Wait, how many O's are in my last name?"

You would think that I could remember something as simple as spelling my name correctly, but when you have "second-semester brain," you tend to let things slip your mind from time to time.

I am a frequent State Street visitor.

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Aside from the fact that I am (finally) 21 years old, I have a lot more free time than I've had in my past few years at school, so I find myself at the Rat at least twice a weekend... Every. Single. Weekend.

The reality of adulthood is looming, and I feel absolutely terrified.

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Every time I think about the fact that I'll soon be living on my own, paying bills and student loans, and working as a real-life adult human, I cringe and have a mini panic attack. How have I been trusted with such a task?

But at the same time, I'm (sort of) ready for the next chapter of my life.

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I don't want to say I'm tired of college, but I'm definitely looking forward to what's in store after graduation. Trust me – I've had my fair share of eye rolls in anticipation.

I find myself trying to spend as much time as possible with my friends.

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As a senior (one of the oldest age groups on campus), a lot of my friends are younger, so it makes my heart a little heavy to know that we'll be parting ways soon. To make up for that, I try squeezing in time for them a little bit each day. After all, they are the ones that made my college experience so great.

At the end of the day, I'm an emotional wreck... but mostly excited.

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I know I'm going to miss college and that I'll probably never get over the fear/stress of having to take care of myself, but I know for a fact that I can't wait to walk across that stage and casually throw my fist in the air, John Bender-style.

Dwight is one of the most iconic characters in The Office, and it is with great pride that I admit he is one of my role models, regardless of the fact that he is a fictitious man. Thank you for helping me express my thoughts and emotions in these last few months of school, Mr. Schrute.

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