22 Things Your Senior Year of College Teaches You

  1. You don’t have it all figured out, even if it feels like you do. But God does.
  2. Your natural hair actually looks decent (or does it?) after X amount of days of ditching the blow-dryer, wand, and straightener, and you wish you could go back and tell your high school self not to waste the time in the morning.
  3. Is that iconic blue website a bridal catalogue or Facebook? You’re not sure.
  4. The bachelorette parties, bridal showers, and weddings are officially an epidemic… And sometimes, for your own sanity, you just have to skip them.
  5. Landing your dream job feels like getting a bid all over again… only this time they’re paying you.
  6. You post with sappy captions on your Instagram, but you actually don’t miss Greek life at all (yet).
  7. “Going out” means hitting an early happy hour and 4 o’clock movie and being home in bed by 9 o’clock.
  8. Speaking of sleep, there isn’t enough time in the day for a nap like there was freshman year, but sleep is greater than just about anything else.
  9. Even on the weekends, you wake up early.
  10. Sometimes you panic and forget that it’s the weekend.
  11. Weekends are for binge-watching your favorite series, not going out.
  12. You deserve your own Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Prime subscription.
  13. If you thought you were bad off financially freshman, sophomore, and junior year, you’re laughing now because “working” a 40-hour week at your internship and having nothing to show for it in your bank account really sucks on the bad days.
  14. You (and your bank account) are already crying about the student loans you’ll really have to start paying in 6 months… Did someone say grad school?!
  15. More than ever, your mom, dad, and siblings are your friends. Maybe even your best friends.
  16. Your other friends are still your friends, but they’re out there trying to make it just like you are and there’s an unspoken, mutual understanding that “hanging out” really does have to be planned 4-6 weeks in advance.
  17. You don’t have to get your bachelors and MRS degree all in the same week… You have the rest of your life with that guy you met in class sophomore year.
  18. That guy you met in class sophomore year is (Probably? No, he is.) the person you’re going to spend your life with, which technically starts after you graduate college, and sometimes you panic, but it’s okay.
  19. You (and your pants) miss the freshman-15…
  20. Living with Mom and Dad after graduation is SO cool and worth it. No sarcasm intended.
  21. You’ve been looking forward to it all your life, but graduation comes way too soon.
  22. However, contrary to what you believed freshman year, you don’t want to do it all again (at least not right now).

Congrats undergrad class of 2017! We did it!



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