1. You’ve applied to graduate, and probably Snapchatted it too.
Your friends have probably Snapchatted it too, and it hits you every once in a while that graduation is only a few months away.
2. Your wardrobe has gotten much lazier since freshman year.
At this point, even wearing leggings instead of sweatpants is considered “dressing up” to you.
3. You get asked almost every day what your plans are after graduation.
You’ve rehearsed “I’m going to try to find a job to pay off student loans and then go back to grad school” over and over.
4. Your friends seem to all have plans and you have no idea what to do with your life. You think about it every day.
Seriously why does it seem like everyone but you has a future figured out?
5. You question how much of an adult you really are and when you’ll actually become one.
The real world sounds like such a scary place to be; can’t we just stay kids forever?
6. You don’t usually feel old, but talking to freshmen has made you realize how much you’ve been through in college.
They’re practically babies, but they remind you of yourself a few years ago. As naive as they are sometimes, you can’t help but be excited for the time they have ahead.
7. A walk around campus sometimes can be very nostalgic.
“I puked by that tree once. I love that tree.”
8. You try to schedule as much time with your friends as possible because you can’t bear to think that in a few months you won’t all be in walking distance from each other anymore.
The closer it gets to graduation, your time turns into a sequence of lasts: last first day of school, last lecture, last exam, etc.
9. You flop between feelings of being both “over it” and also wanting to stay.
What a bittersweet time it is indeed.
10. Looking back over the past couple of years has made you realize how blessed you are.
You’ve made mistakes, embarrassed yourself, and learned incredibly important life lessons, but when it comes down to it, you wouldn’t change a second of it.