Thoughts After Finals Put Into Words

Thoughts After Finals Put Into Words

It can be easily described with a meme, but have you ever thought about how it really feels?
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Finals week of college can be incredibly daunting. The pain you endure is almost indescribable sometimes. It can be shown through pictures. It can be shown through videos. Yet, have you ever really thought of how you feel after taking a final in words? Maybe Katy Perry said it best in her song, Firework. "Do you ever feel like a plastic bag?" Or, maybe there is a better way to describe this sensation.

The feeling of finishing a final can feel like the last day of being sick. Suddenly your stomach stops hurting, your sinuses clear up, and coughing stops being so powerful. It feels good to be done with one final; almost like night and day.

Yet, what if you still have another final after? Instead of feeling relief, it's almost as if you feel the slightest relief of pressure. It's kind of like when you have wanted food all day and get that first bite of pasta or a taco (whichever you prefer). You feel relieved yet not totally satisfied. It is almost as if your friends let you take the first bite then dump your spaghetti on the floor. That's when you go back to your room to lock yourself down within the books and study just all night long.

The feeling after your last final is magical. It can be similar to the feeling of getting home at night. You go up to your room, take off your shirt, take off your pants, also alas: the best part. You get to take off your bra. After that annoying mechanism being attached to your body all day, you finally get to just throw it on the ground for good. Then, you get to slip into your pajamas, turn on Netflix, and enjoy your Christmas break that you earned after a stressful finals week.

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Let's Talk More About Lori Laughlin Facing Up To 20 Years In Prison When Brock Turner Got 6 Months

And he was released three months early for 'good behavior'... after sexually assaulting an unconscious girl behind a dumpster.

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To start, Lori Laughlin messed up royally, and I don't condone her actions.

If you live under a rock and are unaware of what happened to the "Full House" star, here's the tea:

Lori Laughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli — and like 50 other celebrity parents — were found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud, and paid a $1 million bail on conspiracy to commit mail fraud, and honest services fraud. You don't need to know what these mean except that she paid $500,000 to get her two daughters, Bella and Olivia Jade Giannulli.

I know you're wondering why they did it — tbh I am too — however, these parents paid the University of Southern California to give admission to her daughters in through the rowing team on campus, despite neither one of them actually playing the sport ever in their life.

Yeah, Aunt Becky messed up and should face punishment, but why is she facing up 20 years when men like Brock Turner are sentenced only six months for raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at Stanford?

I hate to bring up the gender card, but I'm pulling it: Why is Lori Laughlin — a woman who with bad judgement who used money to give an upper-hand to her entitled daughters — face more prison time than a man who willingly raped a woman who wasn't in a right state of mine (or any at all!) behind a dumpster of all places.

The answer? Because the system is a mess.

Yeah, Aunt Becky paid for her daughters to get into a school, giving disadvantages to students actually deserving and wanting to attend a college. Her act was immoral, and ultimately selfish, but it doesn't even compare to what Brock Turner did, and it doesn't even effect others as much his rape survivor.

The most that will happen to the Giannulli girls is an expulsion and a temporary poor reputation, however, Emily Doe (the alias of the survivor) will feel the consequences of the attack forever.

There should have been a switch:

Lori Laughlin and the Target guy should have had to pay other students tuition/student debt while facing prison time, while Brock Turner should have had to face over 20 years with more consequences.

But, that'll never happen because our system sucks and society is rigged. I guess our society would prefer a rapist walking around more so a woman who made a poor choice by paying for her daughters to go to a college.

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Being A #GirlBoss Isn't Easy

I enjoy the satisfaction that comes after finishing a project with which I struggled.

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I never anticipated college would be as busy as it is. I always thought that I would have plenty of free time in college to party it up and truly enjoy myself. While that time does exist, the majority of my time is spent either in class, doing homework, working (at either of my two jobs), or working on my Weedtube account. I'm one busy #GirlBoss, that's for sure.

I don't find that I have much free time in college, so I try to budget my time wisely. Making sure there is enough time in the day for me to complete everything I need to while having some downtime is difficult! But, it is vital.

Being a college student means managing tons of deadlines all at once, which can be really overwhelming so being well-prepared is key. For me, this means ALWAYS having my planner on me. I write down everything from upcoming assignments to hangouts with my friends to make sure I don't miss anything. I've been making an effort to procrastinate less this term in hopes that the quality of my work improves, as well, in which my planner has been really helpful.

While I kind of wish I had more free time, I do enjoy being busy. I enjoy the satisfaction that comes after finishing a project with which I struggled. I enjoy going from one activity right into the next one and I feel like I'm always juggling a ton of things at once. This term, I'm working at the downtown Theater, while working as the Editor-In-Chief for my Odyssey community and writing articles myself. I'm still going to school full-time and I'm trying to upload weekly videos. I've been busier in past terms, but there truly is something so satisfying about the grind. I can't wait to graduate next year and begin the next step of my life, so until then, I'll continue getting that bread.

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