25 Thoughts You Have When You Have To Stay At School For Maymester

25 Thoughts You Have When You Have To Stay At School For Maymester

We’ve all been there at some point in our college career and we all can relate
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Just when you think you’re done with spring semester and you’ve finished your last final and are ready for your brain to checkout from school and relax for a few months… reality kicks in and you realize you still have four weeks of summer classes to get through before your “summer vacation” begins.

Here’s some thoughts you probably have had or are having as you begin these next few weeks.

1. Woooo schools out, I can’t wait for summer! *Thought after last final of spring semester*… Oh, just kidding summer classes start Monday, UGHHH

2. How am I gonna take more classes when my brain has checked out for the summer?

3. *Jealously thinking about how the seniors who just graduated are done with schoolwork for good*

4. Why did I willingly sign up for this? What was I thinking?

5. It can’t be that bad… it’s only four weeks *Takes back comment after sees amount of work teacher assigns each day*

6. My apartment complex feels so empty without everyone here

7. I get to stay at the best school for a few extra weeks!

8. I get to spend an extra few weeks with loved ones before I’m 10 hours away from them for the rest of the summer

9. I get the whole apartment to myself!

10. It’s so weird having class every day instead of every other day

11. Wow, it’s actually really relaxing here without all of the rowdy college kids

12. Hopefully these classes will boost my GPA even more

13. How should I decorate my apartment for next year?

14. At least all of my friends from home and siblings are still in school so I don’t feel like I’m really missing much

15. Now I don’t have to worry about getting a good parking spot in front of my apartment

16. At least there’s a pool at my apartment complex so I have the option to get some sun while I study

17. I don’t have to worry about getting to campus an hour early to find a parking spot

18. The teachers are understanding that it’s technically summer vacation and they don’t want to give us excessive amounts of work

19. At least we get a three-day weekend (Friday-Sunday) to recover from all the work

20. I finally have time to plan out and make healthy meals instead of picking up food on the go

21. It’s not fair that my school makes it impossible to graduate in four years with the amount of general education courses and major requirements… especially if you have two majors :(

22. I need a personal motivator to get through these coming weeks

23. Why does it have to be the nicest weather this week when I’m stuck inside when all we had spring semester was overcast and rain

24. Why is the library sooo quiet? This is just weird

25. I can finally get more than six hours of sleep at night and function like a real human being

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To The Friends I Won't Talk To After High School

I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.
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Hey,

So, for the last four years I’ve seen you almost everyday. I’ve learned about your annoying little brother, your dogs and your crazy weekend stories. I’ve seen you rock the awful freshman year fashion, date, attend homecoming, study for AP tests, and get accepted into college.

Thank you for asking me about my day, filling me in on your boy drama and giving me the World History homework. Thank you for complimenting my outfits, laughing at me presenting in class and listening to me complain about my parents. Thank you for sending me your Quizlets and being excited for my accomplishments- every single one of them. I appreciate it all because I know that soon I won’t really see you again. And that makes me sad. I’ll no longer see your face every Monday morning, wave hello to you in the hallways or eat lunch with you ever again. We won't live in the same city and sooner or later you might even forget my name.

We didn’t hang out after school but none the less you impacted me in a huge way. You supported my passions, stood up for me and made me laugh. You gave me advice on life the way you saw it and you didn’t have to but you did. I think maybe in just the smallest way, you influenced me. You made me believe that there’s lots of good people in this world that are nice just because they can be. You were real with me and that's all I can really ask for. We were never in the same friend group or got together on the weekends but you were still a good friend to me. You saw me grow up before your eyes and watched me walk into class late with Starbucks every day. I think people like you don’t get enough credit because I might not talk to you after high school but you are still so important to me. So thanks.

With that said, I truly hope that our paths cross one day in the future. You can tell me about how your brothers doing or how you regret the college you picked. Or maybe one day I’ll see you in the grocery store with a ring on your finger and I’ll be so happy you finally got what you deserved so many guys ago.

And if we ever do cross paths, I sincerely hope you became everything you wanted to be. I hope you traveled to Italy, got your dream job and found the love of your life. I hope you have beautiful children and a fluffy dog named Charlie. I hope you found success in love before wealth and I hope you depended on yourself for happiness before anything else. I hope you visited your mom in college and I hope you hugged your little sister every chance you got. She’s in high school now and you always tell her how that was the time of your life. I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.

And hey, maybe I’ll see you at the reunion and maybe just maybe you’ll remember my face. If so, I’d like to catch up, coffee?

Sincerely,

Me

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