Seniors, as we near the end of our undergraduate careers, there are so many things running through our minds.
We have to finish assignment upon assignment before the week is up. Then study for finals and finish projects while preparing for presentations. And it seems like the more you take off your to do list, the more you add to it.
It’s never ending.
And to add more stress to the ever-growing problem of ‘senioritis,’ everyone and their grandmother, no matter if you know them or not, keeps asking you that dreaded question: What are you going to do after graduation?
Some of us have plans and know exactly what we’re going to do after graduation. They have their dream jobs lined up and are preparing to move into their new apartment, maybe in a new city. They’re ready to jump into this thing called adult life.
While there are still some of us who cringe when asked this question because we haven’t exactly got it all together. They’re just glad to be graduating and might not have had time to think about the future. They may know what they want to do but just haven’t found the job that’s perfect for them. And who knows, they might even be going back home to live with their parents.
Either way, it’s okay. If you’ve got it all planned out, good for you! Go out and adult it up. lol. But if you don’t, there’s no need to panic just yet. It really is okay not to have it all together at this exact moment in life. Don’t rush into a job or career or back to school because the world around you is pressuring you to have a plan or get a job.
You have to do what’s best for you. You have to live with the decisions that you make, so make sure whatever you decide is what you want to do with your life. Take some time to think about it. Pray about it. Talk about it. Don’t ignore it.
If you haven’t even started thinking about it… Now might be the time to start. Get your resume together. Write your cover letter. Ask for recommendations, if needed. Don’t wait until after graduation to start. Start now.
So, what are your plans after graduation?
I was going to write about something going on it the news. … But I’ve decided to write about something that most students might be feeling right about now. … post Spring Break blues.
Spring Break is the longest and last break in the Spring semester. And this semester it seemed as though it came a little earlier than normal. Which means we have four weeks left until finals, well for graduating seniors.
We’re in the home stretch. But how can we focus on all the projects, exams, papers, presentations and finals we need to prepare for when it’s so warm and pretty outside.
I should be motivated with only four weeks left of my undergraduate career, but my motivation level is at an all-time low. No motivation to go to class. No motivation to pay attention. No motivation to do homework. No motivation to study.
But I somehow someway, I have to find some motivation. Any amount would help me right now. I don’t have time to slack off. Gotta shake these post spring break blues. But how?
First, I am going to make a to-do list of all the assignments I have left in the semester.
Second, I have to pace myself and prioritize.
Third, don’t forget to leave some time to relax and catch your breath. Sit outside in the sun. Eat ice cream. Watch Netflix. Sleep.
It’s important to remember that it’s only four weeks and that I’m not alone. And to remember summer is closer than you think. Always keep the end goal in mind: graduation!
With that being said, let’s shake off these post spring break blues and get motivated to end this semester strong. After all, for some of us, this is our last semester undergrad. Let’s make the most of it!