As we near the end of the semester, we tend to feel an array of emotions: scared, excited, anxious and “senioritis.”
It’s hard to deal with everything at once, but as seasoned college students, we are professionals of the art of making it work. Every thought that you have can be explained:
You have 409,485,091 projects and papers to do, and tests to study for – First things first, do not stress.
You’re not the only one having this problem. The best thing to do is schedule out everything you have to do. Ration and use your time wisely, and try to do everything efficiently so that you have more freedom toward the end.
You want to attend as many campus events as possible before the end – There are so many awesome things happening as the semester ends, including music department concerts and the late-night breakfast.
It’s OK to take a break from homework and studying so that you can get out of the library and experience all Clarion has to offer.
You just want to sit outside and enjoy the weather – Spring is finally here in Clarion, and of course, it’s going to cause more laziness and encourage class-skipping. Don’t take yourself out of the semester early, though.
Take your homework outside, go on an adventure between study sessions and walk to class instead of driving. You can enjoy springtime while also staying on task.
You’re so relieved – While finals are stressful, it’s OK to have a sense of relief as the semester nears its end.
Maybe the pressure doesn’t surmount as much in your life as it does in your friends, or maybe you just have an easy end to the year. Regardless of the reasons, it’s more than OK if you can manage to jump for joy the weekend before finals week.
What are you going to do all summer without your friends? – This is a question that always haunts me as semesters end, but I make it through.
Just because the school year is over doesn’t mean you won’t see anyone for three months. Plan road-trips and lunch dates, have group Skype sessions and don’t let yourself fall out of touch.
You’re graduating and have no idea what you’re doing – Yet another question that haunts me every day. I know I’m not the only one with post-graduation concerns, but everything always pans out just how it’s supposed to.
Whether you decide to continue your education or get a job, you’ll have a successful life. Have faith in yourself and keep pushing forward.
No matter which of these thoughts and feelings you have during the final weeks of the school year, just know that you’re not alone.
You always have other people going through similar things when you’re in college. Here’s to a good future for everyone. I’m signing off and preparing for life after graduation.