How I Feel About Senior Year and College Visits

I Am Not Ready For Senior Year, And College Visits Have Confirmed That

Visiting campus after campus has left me wondering about my future.

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During the last few weeks, I have been travelling to different states to check out some of the colleges that I was planning on applying to. And then it actually hit me – in just a couple of months, I would be living on one of these campuses. I have always known what senior year had in store: college apps, more AP classes, and the graduation ceremony. But going through all that stress and feeling as though colleges had the power to validate my grades and my worth was a completely unexpected thing to go through.

My entire class will be split up after this year; some of us will go live in the Georgia State, University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, or Emory campuses while others will go elsewhere. Some of us may be fortunate enough to become part of the Ivy League family. Either way, I am worried to know where I will be and what that will mean for my future success.

I am worried about how I will deal with the disappointment that comes with the rejection letters. I am worried about the kind of people I will have to live with for four years.

I am worried about pulling more all nighters in college to deal with the increased course load.

But I also know that wherever I end up may also be the best thing that could happen to me. I could meet my lifelong friends in my classes or network with intelligent professors that could present me with valuable opportunities. The work I put in for the next four years will reward me with a great career with great pay.

So if that means being stressed out for a couple months and meticulous over college applications, I guess it's worth it. And if I don't get in where I want to go, then it is not meant to be. But wherever I decide to commit, I will be the best I can be, because that's all anyone can really do. And I hope it pays off.

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Deadlines Are Not Important

The Deadlines Of Life Do Not Mean As Much As You Think

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Deadlines are not important; the deadlines for work, school, and things related to that, those are important. Life's deadlines are not important. Society tells us that we must be married, have the perfect job, and have children by a certain age. A lot of the times we end up believing that if we do not do certain things by a certain time, we have failed or we are not doing as good as everyone else. The truth is, society's and life's deadlines are crap. There is no specific time to be married by, no specific time to have your perfect job by, and no specific time to have children by. These things should not be accomplished until you are ready and capable to accomplish them; this means that if you are not 50 until you have your perfect job, you are not 30 until you are married and you are not 40 until you have children, that is okay. There is nothing wrong with waiting, experiencing life, growing in who you are, and doing what you need to do first. A lot of people do not have their perfect job until later in life because if we are all honest here, that is one of the hardest things to figure out and hardest decisions to make. People stress so much because they have not met these certain deadlines of life that they have been told their entire lives they need to meet by a certain time. So often, the important things like a job, a marriage, and children are rushed and people end up miserable. There is no sense in rushing if you are not ready for it yet. When it comes to finding the perfect job for you, look around, find your interests, and figure out what you can spend years of your life doing; take your time and be patient. When it comes to marriage and having children, do not rush it, it is one of the worst things to rush; do it in the time frame you want to and make sure it is what you want. Take a deep breathe and stop freaking out; you have plenty of time. Instead of going by society's and life's deadlines, go by your own and base that off of your capabilities and your wants.

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10 Relatable Struggles That People With Glasses Will Definitely Understand

I constantly feel the need to take off my glasses because it's a struggle just having them on.

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Have you had someone take your glasses off your head without permission and you wonder why they didn't ask first? Or have you ever broke them and had to face the consequences of not being able to see (okay, maybe this one is just me).

There are times where I love my glasses because I'm thankful that it helps my vision, but like most things, glasses definitely have its disadvantages.


1. I cant find my glasses without my glasses.

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You don't have to wear glasses to understand that when/if we lose our glasses, we have to bend down and squint everywhere to find them. Coming from a fairly irresponsible person, I have lost my glasses more times than I can count, and I normally need all the help I can get to find them.

2. You can't drink something hot without not being able to see anything.

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I remember I was at a restaurant a year ago, and I had to put my glasses on to see the menu because it was on a big screen. And when I sat down to drink my hot chocolate, my glasses fogged up, and I, for some reason, didn't notice. So I ended up tripping over the table when I stood up to leave. I don't think that this is necessarily a "struggle", but it's just plain violent.

3. They are SO uncomfortable!

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I have a very low tolerance for pain, so keeping my glasses on for a long period of time hurts the bridge of my nose, which then causes me to take them off. If I take them off, I know I will have to put them back on at some point, so I just leave them on and bear the "pain". It's a complicated process that I make myself endure everyday.

4. The rain wont stop, even if you take your glasses off.

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Normally, I won't put glasses on in the rain because I know what will happen if I do, but I can't control when the weather decides to change. So sometimes I can walk outside with perfectly clear skies, and if it suddenly starts raining, I need to either put them away or constantly clean them. They are both equally bad.

5. Try watching a 3D movie with glasses.

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I think this is the worst scenario so far because not only do I look and feel ridiculous with six eyes, but one of them always has to slip off, making me focus more on my glasses than the movie. You can probably assume that I can't enjoy 3D movies often.

6. Wearing something that makes cleaning your glasses harder.

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Winter can get really cold every now and then, so I have to make sure I wear the right clothing. If I wear wool, my glasses will get smudged when I clean them, thus making them more dirty, which is opposite from what I am actually trying to do.

7. Longing for contacts

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Have you tried complaining to you friend about how annoying having glasses is and they just say "well why don't you just get contacts?" and you know that you can't just "get" contacts whenever you want so instead you just long for them? I long for contacts even if I know that they may have disadvantages too because a day in the life of wearing glasses can be unbearable at times.

8. Resting in bed is a big NO.

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If I have a free day and just feel like lying down in bed to watch a movie on my laptop, my glasses get squished together, and I have to constantly worry about breaking them (which I have definitely done before). Sometimes people just tell me to lay on my back and turn my head to watch the movie, but everyone with glasses will know that that's not how it works.

9. Constantly complaining about glasses to your friends who don’t wear glasses

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"Just get contacts" is a saying a lot of my friends have always said when I complain about my glasses. Firstly, contacts can't just magically appear in my hands when I want them to, and secondly, I'm sure contacts have their disadvantages, too. I can't explain to them that they don't understand because they don't go through all the struggles since they have great vision. And to really understand, I would recommend actually wearing glasses.

10. You find the need to take them off whenever you can, and it turns into a hassle.

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I am not one to wear my glasses 24/7, just when I really find the need to. I don't like how I look in glasses. They give me a headache very often and get painful at times, but at the end of the day, I'm thankful that I can see with them, even if that means going through a series of hassles every day.

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