My Feelings About Senior Year (Told Mostly Through Memes)

While I posted a few times in July to get this blog off the ground, I’ll only be posting once a month in the future. For August’s post, we’re all going to freak out a little bit together!

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Senior year is right around the corner for me, and I have a lot of feelings. First, it’s really weird to think about this being my last school year. There’s always the possibility of going to grad school later, but in the foreseeable future, THIS IS IT. I’m just not ready to face that reality.

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I love being a student. Life beyond the classroom is an exciting thought, but it’s also scary because I have no clue how any of this is going to end up.

I do know that I’ll always continue working hard and following my passions. But what city will I live in? What friends will I keep? Will I find a job that I love? Will I ever pay off my student loan debt?! I guess I’ll find out soon enough. (If you’re currently considering any similar questions, just know that you are definitely not alone.)

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I’m also bummed that these four years went wayyyy quicker that I expected… no one warned me. These have been some of my greatest years, and the thought of not seeing my partners-in-crime on a regular basis is heartbreaking. I mean, summer is boring enough without them, but I’ll be totally lost after graduation. Here we are, not yet seniors, so young and full of hope:

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On the bright side, I’m excited for my classes and (super awesome) leadership positions. To say that I’m going to be busy is an understatement, but that’s when I get my best work done! I’m eager to start, but I’m crossing my fingers that this year will miraculously find a way to go by slowly.

I want to experience everything that my school has to offer before I leave. Catch me dancing into class on the first day, ready to appreciate my last semesters as a (self-proclaimed… no one will ever call me this) collegiate badass.

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xxoo. Jenna

P.S. Here are some music recommendations, of course! Enjoy the last days of summer, y’all.

  • “Charlie Brown” by Coldplay

Coldplay is unapologetically one of my favorite bands, and I don’t know why people love to hate them. This is off their 2011 album, Mylo Xyloto, so it’s a bit of a throwback. “We’ll be glowing in the dark” is the lyric that hits me in the heart every time. You haven’t lived until you see them live, Chris Martin sings that line, and thousands of wristbands simultaneously light up. CHILLS.

  • “Best of My Love” by The Emotions

This one is an even bigger throwback! It’s instant happiness. You probably know this song already, but just go listen to it. You need it, even if you don’t know that you need it. Trust me.

  • “Heavy Sleeper” by Mandala

A new song! And it’s from a band that you (more than likely) don’t know yet. However, you should know them because their tunes are majestic. They hail from Connecticut and their entire debut album, Cash for Smiles, is fantastic. If I had to pick a favorite track from it though, this would have to be it. Their lead singer, Morgan, simply has one of my favorite voices ever.