Senoritis: What They Don't Tell You

Emory student, 1971

Emory student, 1971

It's senior year and you're excited to be just a few months away from graduating. All of your classes are easier and more interesting now that your major is complete, and you've even found yourself having a little free time within your schedule for once. You have more time with your friends and can actually go out; you even have a few more hours to sleep each night! Before you know it, you'll be free of this place called college and out in the real world on your own...except, do you really want that? Everyone is asking you the same million dollar question: Do you know what your plans after graduation will be? Some of us don't even have an answer and most of us feel like that answer is so far out of our reach.

See, no one tells you that your senior year is the most stressful time of your college life because you only have ten months to truly make sure you're set for life after school, while simultaneously keeping up with classes and extracurriculars that take up all of your time in school. The most trying moment of senior year is the quest for a job. No one wants to be broke and homeless after graduation. Notice how easy it is to be completely drained during this time. I myself can barely find the energy to keep going everyday. Self-care is one of the most helpful things you can do during senior year, especially in your spring semester. Whether that means spending more time relaxing alone instead of going out, cutting some extracurriculars out of your everyday schedule, or even making sure you eat three meals a day, it's imperative that seniors spend time caring for themselves instead of allowing the stress that comes their way to eat them alive. This is probably the last time we’ll be this youthful and free, so why not enjoy the moment while we still can? 

 

Steffany Herndon, Staff Writer