Ah, Senioritis, we meet again…
Sweeping the world over for who knows how long, the Senioritis pandemic strikes students at their most critical hour, namely their senior year in college and/or high school. In very rare instances, this illness can be present during all four years of a student’s undergraduate studies, inflicting undue suffering upon some college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.
I had a brief battle with this debilitating disease four years ago as a high school senior. It appears, however, that despite overcoming my previous bout with ease, I am experiencing a relapse. This time around, I’ve been diagnosed with a case of acute Senioritis.
You know, it almost seems inevitable. Coming down with this illness isn’t actually all that bad, so long as you know how to live with it. That’s where the real challenge is, learning how to work with it instead of against it. Getting into the habit of studying a little every night and knowing how to close Facebook (and keep it closed!) are by far the two most important things to learn early on in your college career. Get these two things down, and I promise you will have the tools necessary to cope with your impending illness.
Find your motivation to succeed, to finish your last year before receiving that glorious degree you’ve worked so hard for. Take your breaks, go explore the city, play some video games. Let the Senioritis have what it craves every now and again, just do so with caution. That being said, no matter your class standing or the current/pending status of your Senioritis diagnosis, do yourself a favor and take a night off every once in a while. It’ll do your soul some good!
As for me? Well, I always seem to find a way to make it work. Senioritis may have crept up on me rather stealthily, but I have no intention of succumbing to its deadly grip. I have a knack for cutting it close, and as my co-workers will tell you, my middle name isn’t ‘Danger’ for nothing!