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Fighting Senioritis During the Last Month of School

There’s only one month till graduation arrives, and I can’t be the only senior whose motivation is slowly going downhill. The time we’ve waited for for the last four years is almost here, and it’s hard to focus on projects and papers and assignments when there are bigger things to worry about, like jobs, grad school, and more. But we have to keep in mind that this last month is crucial for us senior, as it not only cements our GPA and academic standing, but is also the last 30 days of our college experience. 

So, how do we beat senioritis? Here are three things to keep in mind that are currently helping me:

You will never be a college student again. And while that’s appealing in some ways, it’s also really freaking sad in other ways. Not being a college student means no more late night trips to Whataburger or all-nighters at Willis or frat parties or even just napping in the union. If you’re going off to grad school, chances are that you are moving away from the Denton area and you won’t see your friends for a long, long time- definitely not nearly as often as you do now. With all of these things in mind, cherish these last few weeks because you’ll never get to live these moments again. 

You want to finish off strong. After all, you didn’t work your butt off the last four years for nothing, did you? It’s a waste to get to the end of your last semester and not finish out on a good note. You want to give it your all, so when you’re finally holding that diploma on stage, you know you did your very best and you earned that moment. 

The real world will come with even more responsibilities and troubles. A lot of us have held jobs during our college career, but once you have that degree, life is about to get ten times more intense. The responsibility of supporting yourself, maybe even your family, isn’t one to take lightly. Enjoy your moments in your dorm room where you don’t have to pay off loans just yet or wake up for an 8 am job. Time is moving faster than you think, and you’re going to miss being this free once you graduate. 

How are you fighting senioritis? 

Orooj Syed is a senior at the University of North Texas, majoring in Biology and minoring in Criminal Justice. Between balancing her academics and extracurricular activities, she enjoys finding new places to travel and new foods to eat. Writing has always been one of her greatest passions and, next to sleeping, she considers it a form of free therapy.
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