The Stages Of Senior Year
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The Stages Of Senior Year

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The Stages Of Senior Year
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Senior year is comprised of two grueling semesters, where half of the time you’re ready to graduate and the other half you’re begging to stay at your school. It’s filled with standardized tests, applications, theses, and interviews. Procrastination and other forms of senioritis are inevitable when all of those responsibilities are looming over your head, leading to several distinct stages of being a senior:

1. Seeing all the freshmen on campus and wondering if you were ever that small and naїve.

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2. Walking into a class for your major and wondering why you’ve never seen these people before.

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3. Putting comfort over fashion every day of the week.

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4. Looking at your exceptionally long to-do list, which includes all of the applications you need to fill out.

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5. Filling out said applications, only to wonder what skills you actually have.

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6. Checking your bank account and seeing that it is very close to zero.

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7. Realizing that you’re about to graduate and you don’t know anything.

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7. Knowing that you should study, but choosing to do everything but that.

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8. Giving up part way through because senioritis is kicking in.

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9. Realizing that you’re completely clueless about your future/

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10. Thinking about the real world and all the responsibilities that come with being an adult.

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12. Crying because you know you're actually going to miss your school

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