The Ten Emotions All College Seniors Will Feel

The Ten Emotions All College Seniors Will Feel

Senior year of college puts you in the feels.

We've all heard of senioritis, especially in high school. But when you're about to graduate from college, your feelings are all over the place. Here are some of the many emotions college seniors face every single day (and some times multiple times a day!)

1. Let me just drop out now

Even with just a semester left, you're still tempted to drop out and never look back.

2. Can I leave yet?

When you see the days are passing but it still feels like years until you get to walk across the stage.

3. Is this degree even worth it?

I mean who really needs a college degree? I could be successful with out it...

4. I am never going to see my friends ever again!!

Graduating sounds great and all but who will eat pizza with me at 3:00AM and tell me not to do stupid things. I can't leave the people who helped me survive the past four years!

5. I just want to be an actual adult all ready!

I want to be treated like a grown up and live fully on my own! I've had a great time being told what to do but I'm really over it now...

6. Wait what are responsibilities...

How does one become fiscally responsible? I'm not sure if I'm ready for this. I can tell you all about how the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell but I don't even know how to pay taxes..

7. How many days until graduation?

When you have 3 papers and 2 tests and you want to go out with friends and also sleep for a week...but the only thing you're doing is counting down the days until you're done.

8. Can I just stay in college forever?

I'm having so much fun here! Why would anyone ever leave?

9. Where did the time go?

Um wasn't freshman year yesterday? It call happened so fast. Where exactly did the last four years go? I don't believe it.

10. What exactly am I doing with my life?

"What are your plans after graduation?" That's a GOOD question!

Four years will go by faster than you think...good luck to all you seniors out there!

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Working in fast food was definitely not sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows, but I'm so glad I did it.


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You make some great friends from work. I get it, sometimes your co-workers are royal jerks or flat out creeps. You see your name on the schedule next to theirs and immediately try switching with someone else. I've been there. However, I have worked with some amazing people as well.

Every time I worked with one girl in particular, we laughed for entire shifts. One night, we were singing the national anthem at the top of our lungs without realizing a customer had come in (to our surprise, she applauded our terrible screaming). Another coworker and I turned up the radio on full blast when business was slow and had dance battles. We made the most of our shifts, and I still talk to some of these people today.

You learn how to deal with difficult people. It's the age-old story: the uppity customer thinks twelve dollars for a meal combo is outrageous and Where is your manager?!

My friend and I were once called stupid and a customer said he would never come back to our restaurant to eat ever again. At the moment, we were scared out of our minds because we were both pretty new to the job. As time passed, we became more patient and tolerant and knew what triggered these particular customers. Dealing with these adversities definitely helps in the long run, particularly when it comes to doing group work with people who seem unbearable.

Your people skills increase by a landslide. I had always thought that I was great with people before I had a job. However, when I found myself in situations where I had to talk to strangers, I would grow nervous and stumble across my words from time to time. Working in an environment where communicating with others is a driving force helped me not only with improving my public speaking, but also made me more outgoing. In situations where I once backed into the corner to avoid having to talk to someone, I now take charge and initiate a conversation.

You establish a connection with regular customers. My favorite customer was named Jack. He was the sweetest old man who came in every Wednesday and Friday and bought food for himself and his wife. I quickly memorized his order, which impressed him. We shared pleasantries every time he came in, and my coworkers and I looked forward to seeing him.

Establishing a relationship with people who come in a lot helps immensely when it comes to working. It also provides a sense of accomplishment when you memorize an order. Not to mention, the customers start to like you and typically leave a generous tip!

You have stories to tell for a lifetime! Sometimes bad things happen at work. Once I was holding a hot pan and burned my arm— I still have the burn mark on my arm to prove it. My point is, it sucked at the moment, but now I look back and laugh.

One time I asked my coworker how to make soup and she replied, "Slowly, but beautifully." It was so nonchalant that I cracked up for hours. There was also a time when a customer asked me for outlandish toppings and condiments that we didn't offer. The craziest story, though, was the drug deal that went down in our public restrooms. My coworker and I obviously could not leave our station and follow these people into the bathroom, so we were pretty much defenseless. Nobody got hurt or anything, so it made for a great story.

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