We made it. It’s finally senior year. It took forever, yet it went by in a flash all at the same time. Some of us can’t wait for spring to come, while others of us (ahem, me), are in complete denial that it is our last year of being a sort-of-kid. But no matter where you fall on this spectrum, there is no denying that there still exists this little part of us that is vulnerable and scared and just wants to stay a kid forever. Preparing for the real world is terrifying. And how can everyone expect you to maintain your grades and have a social life at the same time!?
In this time of fear, we relate more and more to the ever-lovable Andy Dwyer of "Parks and Recreation." The forever-kid and eternal optimist.
He gets it: senior year is rough.
Finally living in a “real” apartment and attempting to cook…and you’re like, “Oh man, I’m going to cook my own meals every day!” Then you burn everything and your roommates hate you.
The freshmen all suddenly look twelve years old
When you have to introduce yourself as a "senior"
And that uncontrollable wave of emotion hits you as you slowly start to realize what that means.
When you vow to actually eat healthy for your last year...
Then you remember you love food way too much.
You’ve stopped caring about creating the perfect project
Because you know in the long run it won’t make or break you. Plus this class is probably in your major, so you’re already an expert in it anyway so…
You feel highly superior to underclassmen in your major
They will look to you for guidance, and you can give them pro-tips on the art of faking it till you make it.
You are older, therefore, more curious about the world
We ask the important questions now.
When people ask how it feels to be a senior
And you quickly run away before they ask if you have a job planned.
When preparing for that interview
You catch yourself over-sharing because of the recent nostalgia attack you’ve suffered
But at the end of the day, we know we’re doing pretty OK