I wanted to do a post about senioritis, because it's something that's been at the front of my consciousness lately. I've always been a hyper-motivated student when it comes to school and grades, but this semester is a different story. It's like that light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel feeling is making it that much harder to do mundane tasks like homework. Normally, I can sit down and just crank assignments out. Now I'm finding myself looking for any excuse not to do my work. I know everyone always jokes about senioritis, but at least in mine and my friends experience, it's a very real thing.
|been friends with these beauties since freshman year, it's crazy to think we're all almost done|
Another factor is that ever-present fear of missing out. Senior year makes you super nostalgic, and you become acutely aware that this is it. One of my sorority sisters forwarded us an article recently about making the most of your last semester of college. One thing on the list was that since you'll never be in college again, you should take advantage of that "going four nights a week" thing while you still can. And for some reason, ever since I read that article, I find it harder and harder to say no to plans with friends in favor of schoolwork. That's the thing about senioritis- you know what you should be doing, but you can totally justify why you should go to the bar instead because it's your last semester! Soon, it definitely won't be socially acceptable (or wise for your sleep schedule) to stay out til 1 AM on a Wednesday because it's dollar beer night.
So accept your fate, enjoy yourself, and do what you've got to do to pass your classes (after all, you don't want to go through this again when you have to repeat a semester). Don't beat yourself up about it- it's a very rare senior who still feels as motivated as they did freshman year. So pour yourself a drink, have fun, and promise yourself you'll do your homework on Sunday. That's what Sundays are for, right?