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Approaching Finals Week As Told By Chandler Bing

It’s starting to be that time of year. The time when deadlines are piling, sleep is disappearing, and food is running out. As we approach winter break, we are all looking for the light at the end of the tunnel while also slogging through the piles of responsibility and work. If you’re anything like me, you will become so overwhelmed by the piles and piles of readings and essays that you will instead isolate yourself in your room and rewatch episodes on Netflix of (insert show of choice here). For me, this show is Friends, as it requires minimal thinking. Nevertheless, this activity still finds a way to haunt me as I see in Chandler my own “finals week self”. 

When your brain is fried and you read an entire chapter without retaining anything

Trying to fake it like you have it all together so your professors and peers don’t worry

When anyone asks you what you want (ordering food for example)

When someone tell you that your work is good or that you are smart and their compliment doesn’t live up to your real experience of late-semester life

Checking one tiny thing off your to-do list

Losing sight of why you’re even here in the first place

Finding other people in similar crises 

Asking for extensions

good luck to everyone!  

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Hi! I'm the Campus Correspondent for Ithaca College's Her Campus chapter and a double major in English and Politics (International Studies). I'm an equestrian, a lover of music and dance, and an aspiring writer and avid reader. While my long term goal is to teach political theory at the college level, I am planning to enter the workforce for a few years hopefully continuing to read, write, and edit. Her Campus has been my home since my freshman year, and it brings me so much joy to continue to write and run our chapter in my last year at school.
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