The Struggles of Being a Junior With Senior Friends

It’s all a part of the circle of life. We come in to college as scared and eager freshman – half of us can’t wait to make the most out of our time here, while the others just want the four years to go by as fast as possible. But then, you stumble upon a group of friends who make the ride a lot less bumpy, and a lot more fun. It’s even better when some of these pals are upper classmen. Beer runs? Check. Getting into the coolest parties? Check. Someone to help you pass one of your freshman year classes? Check, check, check. You never imagine there could be drawbacks to this scenario until you’re a junior and they’re seniors and you have to conceptualize that at some point, you’ll have to live your college life without them.

As graduation is rapidly approaching, here’s some thoughts that may be popping into your head with every passing day: 

 

1. "MY LIFE IS OVER"

 

2. “Wow, next year there will be a lot less people sitting around this table at Red’s…” 

 

3. “If it weren’t for my sorority, I would die.” 

 

4. “I can’t wait for my senior year, and senior week, and senior pub nights, and senior activities... but that means my friends will be gone…”

 

5. “I officially feel like a freshman again.”

 

6. “Does this mean I have to do the whole pretend-to-be-nice-to-make-friends-again thing?”

 

7. “Actually, it’s too late for me. I’m past the acceptable point of making new friends for senior year, so I guess Netflix and wine will be my go-to plans for next year.”

 

Ain't nobody messing with my clique ... Except graduation.