What College Seniors DON’T Want To Hear

Yep, unfortunately/fortunately it’s my senior year here at Hope College. Before starting school, I was so stoked and am already looking forward to graduation (May 3rd). I even had a countdown for graduation. But since starting my final year of undergraduate studies, I realized I am not ready AT ALL. I’ve been pounded with questions, and I’m sure you seniors out there have also had this experience. As a thought, I just collected a bunch of questions that I know will irk seniors. Purpose: for seniors to know they’re not the only ones getting annoyed and for non-seniors to stop asking these questions. Well, here goes nothing!

What do you want to do after college?

For beginners, how would I know, or other seniors know if they can’t even decide whether or not they want to do their homework? For crying out loud. I mean some people might have an idea, but ideas and people change, constantly. So what do I want to do after college? I’m still not quite sure even though I have an idea. My senior friends, don’t fret.

When are you going to settle down?

Uhh, settle down with what? Homework? Ahhhhh, like marriage? Hmmm…. not in the near future. For those who are married or engaged in college, KUDOS TO YOU! That takes serious commitment and time. Personally, I just can’t imagine. That’s all I have to really to say to that.

It’s hard to live in “The Real World.”

Does that mean I’m living in fake world during college? Nahhh, I don’t think so. We ARE living in the real world, just in different contexts. College should be a time that challenges us so you we know how to properly function in. We are given the tools, but at the same time are presently living in the real world. I mean, if we weren’t living in the real world, we wouldn’t be living at all.

Enjoy college while it lasts.

I’m sure you’ve heard of the saying “college is the best four years of your life.” I mean I agree and disagree to some extent. I can confidently say that so far, it has been the best four years, but I haven’t experienced much yet. “Enjoy college while it lasts” also sounds like life after college is miserable, which is the complete opposite. Life should keep getting better! So yes, enjoy college while you’re in it. Make the best of it, but college isn’t the only exciting time in our lives. We have a lifetime to figure that out!

Lastly,

Are you ready to graduate?

Yes. No. Maybe? Whether you are ready or not, we are going to graduate no matter what. Life moves and on and it doesn’t stop. As seniors, I think we need to quit being in denial because graduation is inevitable.

That’s all for now, readers! If you haven’t done so, make sure to read more of my blogs, follow me on TWITTER and INSTAGRAM!

Published by Marvin Solberg

Greetings! My name is Marvin Solberg and my hometown is Traverse City, Michigan. I am a Hope College senior studying nursing, and aspire to obtain my Ph.D. in nursing research with the ultimate goal of becoming a professor. At Hope College, I am involved in Student Activities Committee (SAC), Student Blogging at Admissions, Ballet and Hip-Hop Club, Hope College Immersion Trips, and I am a nursing teaching assistant (TA)! I love God, my family, and friends. There's truly no place like Hope College; I call it my home away from home!

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