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Chloe's Chat: Overcoming 'senioritis'

Chloe Gregg

Chloe Gregg

By Chloe Gregg
Editor in Chief

Senioritis isn’t just for moody teenagers. I am technically in my “senior” or final year of college (at least so far), and I feel just the same as I did when I was months away from graduating high school: burnt out.

Sometimes I regret not taking a break in between high school and college for a sort of “breather,” and I definitely regret taking coding classes during the summer semester two years ago. That’s a whole lot of school, and for over 15 years straight.

So now here I am, battling myself every day for the motivation to get up, go to class, study, serve my community and volunteer hours, and prepare for my board exams that are coming up. I am far from the only one, of course. I know there are multiple college seniors out there, struggling to keep their heads above water. At least we’re in this together.

As of right now, I’m keeping my head in the game by allowing myself some “fun” time, and I highly recommend this for anyone else in a similar situation. If your life is only full of work, school, and no play, you will burn out faster than a match.

Optimally, there should be a balance between all three (and in my opinion, play should be considered just as important as the other two if your sanity is to remain intact.)

To all my fellow seniors out there, I see you and I know what you are going through. We are months away from the finish line, and if you need a day of doing absolutely nothing to keep yourself going, then do it.

In just a few short months, our diplomas will be in hand and our futures will be at the tips of our fingers. We just have to fight through the senioritis and we’ll be there.

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