We are more than halfway through the semester and with Thanksgiving break just around the corner, we have just a few weeks left before the highly anticipated Christmas break.
For a fourth of the student population, this marks the last fall semester of our college careers. I don’t know about my fellow senior classmates, but I’m both stressed and excited for what the future holds.
Coming back from my internship this summer in Fort Knox, Kent., I had a chip on my shoulder.
I was ready to conquer senior year with no problem. In fact, I was ready to take on the real world.
But then it hit me. By “it” I mean the papers, tests, life choices, bills, rent, new roommates, a job and planning for my life. I have to tell you, my stress level has been to the max.
After the grueling process of putting together resumes and attending career fairs I still haven’t landed a job after graduation, but I keep telling myself I have about eight months of cushion.
My biggest fear is that all my hard work I’ve put in these past four years will be for nothing.
Or even scarier, I’ll land a job far from the comfort of home.
As someone who likes living close to home and is very close with my family, the idea of leaving it all is frightening. But it’s also thrilling thinking of living somewhere else.
I suppose this is every senior’s worry, and this is strangely comforting to know.
Since I’m the youngest in my family I had the opportunity to see what to do, or not to do, from my other siblings as they graduated from college and made life choices, so I know that I always have guidance from them.
I know I have the support from my friends, family and other classmates.
With this in mind, I’m ready to finish this semester out with gusto and rest my bones before I take on my final semester of my undergraduate degree.