Senioritis: sen·ior·i·tis: noun humorous: A supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance.
This past October, I wrote an article on my “Senioritis Struggle” detailing how I was lacking the motivation to do much other than graduate and get on with my life. While it was an honest reflection of how I felt, it was quite pessimistic. As I get ready to graduate in about two weeks, I can truthfully say that there is no “Senioritis Struggle.”
Last semester I was impatient about knowing how my life will change post-graduation. Will I have a job? Where? What industry? What’s the job description? Where will I live? Knowing my life was going to change but not knowing how was frustrating.
From when I first walked through the Griffith Memorial Arch as a freshman, I dreamed about walking the opposite way at graduation, kissing away classes, homework and GPAs for life. Yet along with the excitement of impending adulthood, senior year has a bittersweet flavor to it.
It is difficult to put into text what I have been feeling this year; it’s a combination of being nervous, excited and anxious for life post-graduation. When I was a freshman, sophomore and junior, I had senior-year friends going through the same feelings I am now; I just didn’t get it then. It all ends in May when I exit out of the arch.
Here are a few of the things I will miss most after graduating:
Sleeping in until 9:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays
Seeing my friends every day
Taking random day trips to Toledo or … Read More »
Commencement is imminent.
This transfer student is about to transfer out into not-student life. Was my college education worth it? Very much so. Here are ten things I have learned at Findlay:
1. Go to things and talk to people
I was worried that I would come to Findlay and never make any friends. Interaction is hard and scary for me. However, by attending events and joining smaller groups with Campus Ministry, I found a more personal setting that was comfortable. It still takes longer than average for me to befriend someone, but after two years of effort I have far too many friends to say goodbye to.
2. Oil painting is fun
I thought oil paints were for Leonardo da Vinci and other master painters. Because of all the specific equipment and chemicals required, I never had the resources to try it. I was … Read More »
Countdowns are well on their way as the end of the semester is quickly approaching! There’s great anticipation, tension and horror for the arrival of graduation. We have worked so hard to finally reach this point in our lives and with that comes pride, satisfaction and joy. However, fear, uncertainty and anxiety follow very close behind the joy of graduation. For the past 17 years we have been told what to do, where to be and when, which classes to take and more. We have come to know the routine of classes starting in late August, having a week off of school every other month, and three months of no school for the summer. (Put this on repeat until graduation!) Now, the reality of not having to attend classes, not having that set routine and not being surrounded by the same … Read More »
As I prepare to graduate in a short 64 days, I am chin-deep in several projects, two of which are capstones for my two majors – that’s right, two majors means two projects! My two capstone projects are very different from each other.
My Public Relations Capstone: Digital Media Project
A communication major can choose a few different options when planning their capstone project. Most PR students, such as myself, create some sort of public relations project. I am creating a Facebook page and website and editing the business card for my client, Veterinary Medical Hospital (who just so happens to be my father). Jordyn, a journalism and animal science major, is writing a thesis paper on the rabies virus. Alyssa, a journalism major, is running and hosting her own radio show and live debate. One PR student, Yiye, is revamping QQ’s … Read More »
97 DAYS UNTIL I BECOME A GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY
(with both a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science!)
The first three weeks of this semester have flown by, making it a little easier for me to handle the idea that I’ll be a communication professional in the real world come a few short months. Since I have been working towards this day for 21 years of my life, I’m not really sure how to live without striving for education. Here’s a collection of thoughts going through my head.
I don’t know how to adult.
I can hardly handle my 8am once a week, how am I supposed to wake up at that time every day?!
Where am I going to find a horse to ride? I don’t think I can go … Read More »
A couple weeks ago I closed my last show at Findlay. Â It was bittersweet, as have been all the goodbyes I’ve said. Â I know theatre is something I will take into the rest of my life, but I know that I will miss the people I have worked with these past four years at Findlay.
It is truly amazing how much college will change you. Â If you open yourself up to new activities and never get tired of asking questions, you will leave college with few regrets. Â But you can’t do everything, and at the end of the four years there will be things you wish you had done more of. Â I wish I had done more intramural sports. Â I miss playing sports and wish I had become a part of that community of students. Â But I invested my time into … Read More »