Fighting the senior disease … And Winning

It’s that time of year again for college students where it seems like there is so much work that needs to be done and seemingly not enough time to do it all.

For seniors, that feeling may be amplified a little more than past experiences.

I know the feeling, because I’ve been there for the last couple months.

Between taking the Quant exam four times without passing and having to see a math tutor every day for an hour for almost two weeks, that was a fiasco in-and-of itself.

I passed it on Friday after the fifth try and it felt like a blessing coming down from heaven. I really had myself convinced that I wasn’t getting my degree because of a simple math exam.

Nonetheless, I stuck with my tutoring and did what had to be done.


Now I can attempt to focus on the 20 other things that need to be done within the next month!


Complete Portfolio

Final Video Essay

Study for exam

4 worksheets

3 Spartan stories

2 blogs

1 editorial

You get the idea.

It doesn’t seem like a lot (because not everything is even listed anyway), but I think if you’re a senior reading this, you have a pretty good idea of where I’m coming from.

Those of you who aren’t, have you ever had that dream where you’re running to the bathroom and every time you stick your hand out to open the door, the hallway stretches another 20 feet and you’re back where you started?

That’s what this year has felt like. Every time you gain some ground, something else comes up to set you back again.

But that’s what life is like.

I thought I could be one of the few to say I averted the sickness that so many are susceptible to this time of year, but it seems as though I’ve come down with a bad case of senioritis that could progress rapidly between now and May 12.

I’m going to try my best to stick it out until the bitter end even though I know I’m in the position to completely check out and still pass all of my classes.

But will I do that?

No, because I’ve come too far to half-ass it now.

But will I complain about it and sigh just a little bit more until it’s over?



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