Time Flies When You're Having Fun

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

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We all know that classic line that goes "time flies when you're having fun," and we all laugh about how cliche this line is. But as a junior in college, who will be a senior by the end of this week, I'm not laughing as much. I can tell you such vivid memories from high school and freshman year of college and now you're telling me I'm about to go into senior year? That's crazy. It feels as if it were just yesterday when I was looking into colleges. Now, I'm about to look into graduate schools?

Look back at your college experience so far, especially your junior year. Freshman year is a time of starting anew in almost everything you can think of. It's fresh but fun and exciting. Sophomore year, you are more settled in and you feel comfortable. And then there's junior year.

It might just be me, but I have learned more about myself this year than any other. From learning more about my academics and the career path I want to strive toward to learning who my true friends are and the type of people I want to associate with. This has been a year of both good and bad. Take everything you have learned from the good and bad and take it with you for senior year. Because you only have one more shot.

And that's the crazy part. Just one more shot. Once college ends, who knows where you're going to be. You could be starting a real adult job. You could be going to graduate school. You could take a year off to travel. The possibilities are endless. We have always been told that you are to go to elementary school, then high school, then college, but what after that? There's really no more set plan. And that's kind of (very) scary.

I'm really not trying to scare you with this article, but to motivate you to make senior year the best one you can. Focus on school so that you can have many open doors for you once your collegiate days are over, but also spend time with those friends you are going to want in your future wedding and have play dates with their kids. Time really does fly when you're having fun.

You have one more shot. What are you going to do with it?

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To The Girl Who Isn't Graduating On Time, It Won't Feel Any Less Amazing When You Do

Graduating is something to be proud of no matter how long it takes you.


To the girl who isn't graduating college "on time,"

I promise, you will get there eventually, and you will walk across that graduation stage with the biggest smile on your face.

You may have a different journey than the people you grew up with, and that is OKAY. You may have some twists and turns along the way, a few too many major changes, a life change, you may have taken most of a semester off to try to figure your life out, and you're doing the best you can.

Your family and your friends don't think less of you or your accomplishments, they are proud of your determination to get your degree.

They are proud of the woman you are becoming. They don't think of you as a failure or as someone any less awesome than you are. You're getting your degree, you're making moves towards your dreams and the life that you have always wanted, so please stop beating yourself up while you see people graduating college on time and getting a job or buying a car.

Your time will come, you just keep doing what you need to do in order to get on that graduation stage.

Your path is set out for you, and you will get there with time but also with patience. The place you're at right now is where you are supposed to be. You are going to thrive and you are going to be the best version of you when you graduate and start looking for a company that you will be proud to work for. Don't look on social media and feel less than, because at least you're still working towards your degree that you are finally passionate about. You will be prepared. You will be ready once the time comes and you cross the stage, move away, and start your journey in whatever field you're going into.

Don't question yourself, and be confident in your abilities.

With love,

A girl who isn't graduating on time

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It's starting to hit me.

I've been in school, year after year, since kindergarten. Maybe even pre-school!

Now, I'm about to graduate with my bachelors in communication and I couldn't be more proud of myself. I'll say it. I often sugarcoat it or suppress it but d*mn it. I'm going to applaud myself. It was hard work. It took a lot of motivation, determination, (caffeine), and willpower to get to where I am today. I worked my ass off.

That being said, I can't help but think... What is life without due dates? What is life like without scrambling to turn in an assignment that's due at 11:59 PM? What is life like with actual sleep? Sleep? I don't know her.

Like I keep telling my boyfriend and my parents, I don't have it all figured out. At least not right now. But I will, and I'm in no rush to land my dream job right now. If anything, I want to take a year to myself. I want to travel. I want to sleep in if I d*mn well please! I want to read as many books as I want. I want to write till my fingers fall off (OK, maybe not that).

You get the jist.

I'm free. I can do and be whatever I want. And you know what? That's terrifying.

I'm lost. I've followed this structure for so long. Now what?

I don't have all the answers yet. But for now, at least right at this very moment, I'm so thankful to have been able to receive such an amazing education. And to be able to say I'm graduating with my bachelors in communication at 21 is an accomplishment in itself.

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