Motivational Words On Finishing Out The Last Of College

4 Motivational Affirmations To Get You Through Your Last Home Stretch Of Senior Year In College

There is a lot of things and experiences you have endured within the last four years of your life.


Graduates, it is almost that time. The time where you will be walking across the stage onto your next chapter of life. Everything is about to move quickly and time waits for no one.

I am a senior as well and I cannot believe that in some weeks, I'll be a part of the alumni for my school. I have just a few encouraging and motivational words for everyone who is graduating this spring.

1. YOU did it!

You completed a huge milestone in your life. You have worked hard to get to this point. Don't let anyone make you feel any other way than happy because you deserve it. There is a lot of things and experiences you have endured within the last four years of your life. No one can take away your journey nor memories because they are now something that is valued. Remember, this diploma has your name on it, not everyone else's.

2. Celebrate yourself & your friends.

Time is ticking, which means you need to get to celebrating. There are more memories to be made while you're still at school. Enjoy these last few weeks you have with your friends. Life is about to start for everyone, whether it's continuing an education or entering the work field. Everything is about to change so taking time to spend with your friends to celebrate the achievements you all have earned is important.

3. Believe in yourself!

This point is very important. Please believe in yourself! I understand you may be doubting yourself, but don't. You have made it this far and you didn't make it this far to just make it this far. You are strong and capable of accomplishing anything that you put your mind too. You are receiving a degree that you have worked hard for within these last four years. Don't let life scare you into believing you aren't prepared for the next chapter. You will be great in anything that you do, because it is you and you are it.

4. Never give up.

You have had many setbacks and obstacles come into your life within these last four years. There will be many more obstacles to come in your way, but you cannot give up. You have to continue to fight through anything that is in your path. Life will not always work according to your plan, which makes it so beautiful. Think about everything you have made it through, which is a lot of sh*t. Life is what you make it, so make yours how you want.

Life is full of fruits. Apples, oranges, grapes, watermelons, pineapples and more. Fruit rots after time, but that's just it, don't let your fruit rot. Be the best you that you can be.

Be the person that you've always wanted to be. Embrace the changes you are about to endure because how you react is how you will display yourself as a person. Life is full of adventures, lessons, laughs, and joy. Let it be this way as you are entering the next chapter of life.

Graduation is coming and so are you into this big world.

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To The Nursing Major During The Hardest Week Of The Year

I know that no grade can possibly prove what kind of nurse you will be. I know that no assignment will showcase your compassion. I know that no amount of bad days will ever take away the empathy inside of you that makes you an exceptional nurse.


To the Nursing Major During Finals Week,

I know you're tired, I know you're stressed, and I know you feel like you can't go on. I know that no part of this seems fair, and I know you are by far the biggest critic of yourself. I know that you've thought about giving up. I know that you feel alone. I know that you wonder why in the world you chose one of the hardest college majors, especially on the days it leaves you feeling empty and broken.

But, I also know that you love nursing school. I know your eyes light up when you're with patients, and I know your heart races when you think of graduation. I know that you love the people that you're in school with, like truly, we're-all-in-this-together, family type of love. I know that you look at the older nurses with admiration, just hoping and praying that you will remain that calm and composed one day. I know that every time someone asks what your college major is that you beam with pride as you tell them it's nursing, and I know that your heart skips a beat knowing that you are making a difference.

I know that no grade can possibly prove what kind of nurse you will be. I know that no assignment will showcase your compassion. I know that a failed class doesn't mean you aren't meant to do this. I know that a 'C' on a test that you studied so. dang. hard. for does not mean that you are not intelligent. I know that no amount of bad days will ever take away the empathy inside of you that makes you an exceptional nurse.

I know that nursing school isn't fair. I know you wish it was easier. I know that some days you can't remember why it's worth it. I know you want to go out and have fun. I know that staying up until 1:00 A.M. doing paperwork, only to have to be up and at clinicals before the sun rises is not fair. I know that studying this much only to be failing the class is hard. I know you wish your friends and family understood. I know that this is difficult.

Nursing school isn't glamorous, with the white lab coat and stethoscope. Nursing school is crying, randomly and a lot. Nursing school is exhaustion. Nursing school is drinking so much coffee that you lose track. Nursing school is being so stressed that you can't eat. Nursing school is four cumulative finals jam-packed into one week that is enough to make you go insane.

But, nursing school is worth it. I know that when these assignments are turned in and finals are over, that you will find the motivation to keep going. I know that one good day of making a difference in a patient's life is worth a hundred bad days of nursing school.

Keep hanging in there, nursing majors. It'll all be worth it— this I know, for sure.

So, if you have a nursing major in your life, hug them and tell them that you're proud of them. Nursing school is tough, nursing school is scary, and nursing school is overwhelming; but a simple 'thank-you' from someone we love is all we need to keep going.


A third-year nursing student who knows

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To My Boyfriend, As He Prepares To Graduate College

Good luck in the "real world," you can do it!


Five weeks, excluding finals and that's it. No more classes, first-day icebreakers, Pub Wednesdays, or game days at the Pepsi Ice Skating Rink. You. Are. Done. Crazy right?

In just a blink of an eye, your four years here at Illinois State University have flown by. It's heartbreaking because I know how much you love being here with your friends, enjoying every minute of living your best life, and not worrying about "adult" responsibilities. I can see how hard it is for you to fully accept that these next couple of weeks are your last weeks here.

You look at me with those eyes every time I mention how close the graduation date is, but I can't help but express my excitement and how proud I am even though I know for a fact that my senior year won't be the same without you here. Questions like who would I grab Panda Express on a weekly basis with? What about Sunday grocery trips? Or simply calling you and having you right at my door in a matter of minutes.

It's sure going to be different not only for me but the guys too. Why? Well, there's going to be no one to make random noises or say random things. All I can say is, you have made strong friendships with people you consider your lifelong friends — ones you'll stay in contact with until the end of time. It's amazing how much of an impact you have made on your friends, peers, and me. Everyone has so many nice things to say about you. I know you're smiling and shaking your head right now, but I have videos to prove it! Thanks to your family for creating and influencing that amazing heart of yours. They really did raise such an amazing person.

I am truly lucky to witness the good times and bad times with you these past two years. Those experiences have made you who you are today. From partying every weekend to getting your grades up to becoming captain of the hockey team, then struggling to find internships, to finding one, and finally in a couple of weeks...stepping into that stadium and on that stage to receive your diploma. I have so much much faith that you'll be nothing but successful, however, YOU have to believe in yourself as well.

In just weeks, you'll be considered an alumnus. Don't be sad, be happy about all of the memories you hold in your heart — all the friendships you've made, all the games you've led and won. I'll be waving, cheering, and, most likely, crying from the stands as you walk and receive your diploma. Be proud and walk with pride.

Here's to a great four years — the end of chapter 16 and the start of a new one.

Congratulations, baby, you did it!

P.S. Don't forget to come back and visit me and the guys!

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