15 Stages Of Senioritis

The 15 Stages Of A Graduating Senior, Developing Senioritis

It hits hard in college.

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I thought senioritis in high school was rough until I became a college senior about to go into the real world. I'm supposed to have everything figured out, right? I mean I went through four years of tough classes and serious self-searching (and crying). What I found overall was Senioritis sneaking up on me.

1. Excitement of the final year

This is it! The final year of crying myself to sleep over a paper!

2. Trying to take easy classes to make it out alive

If the professor does not have a 2.0 or less on Rate My Professor for level of difficulty, I don't want them.

3. Does attendance count for a grade?

WWHHHYYY? I have never understood this rule my whole four years. If they don't want to come you cannot make them.

4. Skipping once won't hurt me

Once becomes twice, twice becomes 10 times, and then you forget that you even had the class.

5. Wait that is due?

Here is to doing the assignment right before turning it in.

6. I'm just trying to graduate

One semester down, just one more to go.

7. I'll just do this assignment during my other class

I can do my Biochem homework in my Immunology class and my Immunology homework in my Biochem class. IT IS FOOL PROOF.

8. Patiently waiting

It is just two more months.

9. Rejection

Oh boy, this is the period of rejection letters from grad schools, internships and even jobs!

10. Accepting that you might have gotten a degree for nothing

How long will it take for me to climb the ladder of a local fast food joint?

11. Probably should have studied for that test

I know I binge watched every season of Master Chief Junior, I just couldn't say no to their little faces!

12. Sanity > class

I thought I took easy professors! I didn't want to be stressed out.

13. Finally an acceptance letter

Look ma, I made it!

14. Oh yeah, finals

The only thing that could stop me in my path.

15. Graduating!

I did it! I survived four long years of blood, sweat, tears and lots and lots of money. I can finally enter the adult world!

All in all, graduating from college is a huge accomplishment. It is a bumpy road, but if it is what you really want, it will all be worth it in the end. Do not give up on your dreams because of one rejection letter or a single hard class. Just keep going and do not be too hard on yourself.

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16 Graduation Cap Ideas Inspired For And By 'The Office' Lovers In Your Year

Let's be real here, "The Office" got us through college.
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It is the moment that we have all been waiting for, graduation. For the past four years, we have seen friends and acquittances graduate and create killer graduation caps. It is finally the class of 2018's turn to take a crack at it. As a major 'The Office' fan, I know I wouldn't be the person I am without watching "The Office" consistently and helping me get through those hard times.

"The Office" gives you everything; laughter, advice, and quotes you can say randomly to your friends on a day to day basis. So do this amazing show a favor and get creative with your graduation cap this year. These are just a few of the hilarious quotes that other "The Office" lovers have done in previous years that I found to be extremely inspiring and completely relatable.

1. "If I can't scuba then what's this all been about? What am I working toward?" - Creed Bratton

2. "I still understand nothing." - Michael Scott

3. "May your hats fly as high as your dreams." - Michael Scott

4. "Fact: it is graduation." - Dwight Schrute

5. "Better than pretzel day." - Stanley Hudson

6. "I declare graduation!" - Michael Scott

7. "'You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.' - Wayne Gretzky - Michael Scott"

8. "You have no idea how high I can fly." - Michael Scott

9. "You couldn't handle my undivided attention." - Dwight Schrute

10. "Bears, Beats, Bachelor Degree." - Jim Halpert

11. "The worst part about college was the dementors." - Micheal Scott AKA Prison Mike

12. "I am Beyonce. Always." - Michael Scott

13. " I declare bankruptcy!" - Michael Scott

14. "I'm a grad!" - Dwight Schrute

15. "You guys, I'm like really smart now, you don't even know." - Kelly Kapoor

16. "Catch you on the flippity flip." - Michael Scott

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To The High School Senior Nearing The End Of This Chapter, Feel Free To Look Back

Trust me, you're going to want to.

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Right now you can't wait to leave. You can't wait for that fresh start, new friends, independence… the list is never-ending. But coming from someone two years removed from high school, please take it all in. Take in those last goofy times in class. All those fun car rides in the middle of the night with your friends where you laugh so hard you cry. Spending all day long with the friends you've known your whole life… remember how it feels in your heart. Enjoy graduation and take lots of pictures. Remember to always remain in the moment during all of these events. Don't let anything ruin it for you. That carefree feeling you have right now and will continue to have this summer will pass whether you believe it or not. Adulthood crawls in quicker than you think…

You will be left with the memories of what was, never to see or speak to so many people you once genuinely had so much fun with. High school is such a unique experience and I believe many of us take it granted because it is a necessity. We look at it as a chore because of mundane things like it being boring and having to wake up so early. In the moment we fail to see how fun it actually was. It is often only afterward that we realize just what we really had in those 4 years. Admittedly, I never thought I missed much of anything about high school, and I especially never thought I would. But here I am, two years later and I'm just realizing how easy I had it. High school was hard, but when I say the real world is harder, please take my words to heart. I am a firm believer that high school, in general, is a massive bubble.

Not to say that the bubble is bad. But the bubble will break, and it's more jarring to some than others. So don't let it impact you in a negative way, be prepared for its impact and conquer it! My point is, know that high school is not supposed to be the best four years of your life, but it is a time of your life where most people have the least worries, and that is something you can't get back. Worries and stress are subjective, so of course, we all thought our lives were over multiple times in high school, but we shortly realized that was not the case.

Your last teenage years should be taken in stride. Don't wish them away for older age, enjoy them. You'll never get them back, so you might as well stay in the moment.

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