Having Senioritis In College Is MUCH Different Than High School, And Spoiler Alert, It's A Lot Darker

Having Senioritis In College Is MUCH Different Than High School, And Spoiler Alert, It's A Lot Darker

I lost my passion, my motivation for school and my sights on being successful have drifted exponentially.


In high school, I remember the days where I would graduate, go to college, major in something that I was passionate and great at, and be successful. Except it's not like that, at least it's not like that for me.

Having senioritis in high school just meant that I was 'over' high school. It means nothing really.

You know when you're done with high school. You know you're graduation date and you know what's going to happen. In college, it's not like that at all. You don't know when you're going to be done and you especially don't know what's going to happen.

Being in college gives you a lot of time to think about what you want to be because once you're done with college, you are out in the real world which is big and scary. It gives you time and a lot of debt to mull over your aspirations until you finally break down and pick something that will make you money.

You get stuck. You get stuck between your past and your mystery of life.

Going to college was a huge step-up for me. Only 3% of foster kids go to a 4-year university and graduate. I, of course, wanted to be one of those kids. I wanted to be an actress and make a difference and finally let the spotlight be on me. That never worked out, but I'm finding a different way because I finally broke down and picked a career that I knew I would love and would work for me. It wasn't a dream though.

I lost my passion, my motivation for school and my sights on being successful have drifted exponentially.

My senioritis in college is a different feeling than the senioritis I felt in high school. I'm still technically "done" with college and school but it's a different kind of done. I'm done with still feeling lost and alone. I'm done with not knowing what I'm doing, where I'm going and having no one to turn to. At least that's the senioritis I feel.

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Every Time I See A College Tour Group Walk By I Just Want to Scream 'It's a TRAAAPP!'

The tour guide is good - they're just a liar.

It's officially that time of year - anywhere you walk on campus, there's bound to be a gaggle of parents and befuddled high school students winding their way through building after building. In front of them stands an overenthusiastic tour guide, spouting off statistics about the school so fast they'll make your head spin.

Unfortunately, what the tour guide says doesn't exactly line up with what goes on at the school. Oh, the things we students wish we could shout out to the parents as they pass by.

1. "You'll get sick of the dining!"

It may look like there's something new to eat every single day, but by the end of the semester, you'll be sick of everything except the things closest at home.

2. "I'm only here for the free t-shirts!"


3. "IT'S A TRAP!"

Seriously, part two. You get two of three things: a social life, sleep, or good grades. Whoever said you could have all three is lying.

4. "Welcome to the real world, suckers!"

It's got confrontation, taking care of yourself, and formal emails. (Which, of course, your professor will respond with 'k thnx bai' sent from their iPhone.)

5. "Say goodbye to sleep!"

There are three types of people on campus: tea drinkers, coffee drinkers, and people with energy drinks running through their veins.


Check all of your housing options before you move in. The dorm they're showing you might be the worst housing area on campus.


You're getting squat. Free tuition? Try the tune of $13k a year. Or more. Depending.

8. "The library is NOT the best study place."

Depending on your major, there are several places for you to study that aren't the library.

9. "The health center sucks!"

True fact: word through the grapevine is that someone once got antibiotics for a sprained ankle.You may as well sell that leg on the black market to cover the costs.

10. "Believe the roommate horror stories!"

All random roommates are horrible unless proven otherwise. (But be wary of everyone.)

11. "SI (student instructor) sessions are useless."

You will learn nothing . Chances are you'll end up correcting the instructor.

12. "The freshman fifteen is optional."

Some people don't gain it at all, and some people really gain it. It's up to you.

13. "You'll need a car!!"

If, for some reason you can't pay for the overpriced parking pass, find a friend who can.

14. "Hookup culture is real!"

But it's not for everyone. Just because everyone is doing it doesn't mean you have to.

15. "Campus jobs are a myth!"

Campus job? What's a campus job? Do you have work-study? No? No job for you. Have you tried the local coffee shop?

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