You’ve waited your whole undergraduate career to be done with your undergraduate career. But that last semester hits a lot harder than you’d think.
You begin calling your mother every five minutes, because there’s nothing she can’t fix, and it feels like everything around you is broken.
The pressure’s on. You’re running from one bureaucratic appointment to the next, desperately trying to graduate.
All you want is for it all to stop. Graduation...School...The Earth’s gravitational rotation...
But you’ll settle for food.
Food above all else.
Registrar trying to drive you slowly insane? Your balance due making you quickly insane? You’ll try and fix it all with food.
And then you’ll try and rectify your food-based solution with exercise.
You really will try. But you’ll eventually settle for whatever keeps you sane at the end of the day.
Because at the end of the day, you’ve made it this far, and you should “TREAT YO’ SELF”
You should be proud of yourself. You’ve been working toward your education for four years.
And you’ve been growing for four years, and you’re starting to get to know yourself. Gone are the days of forces social interaction. You know what you want.
Gone are the days of forcing friendships.
Gone are the days of awkward, obligatory flirting.
Gone are the days of settling for whoever happens to be sitting in the same classes as you during freshman year...despite their questionable hygiene habits.
You’re finally comfortable enough with yourself to be comfortable being alone.
With all the stress of senior year, the comfort of your couch and a good show on Netflix sounds as good as a trip to Disney World.
You thought your last semester would be the downhill climb that your last semester of high school was like. But the assignments pile on, and you retreat to your study cave for days at a time.
You can fake peace of mind for a while.
But once people start telling you how much you’ll miss this “special time in your life” when you’re a week out from finals... The cynicism starts to take over.
You fight it as long as you can with self-affirmation, positive thinking, and pixie dust.
Until turn in your last final and you remember that you’ve done it. You’re in the home stretch of your college career. You may not be a fully-formed adult yet, but it's close enough. You’re ready to take on the world.