Senior Year Blues February 23, 2010Posted by acc73 in : Uncategorized , trackback
Senior year can be an exciting time for some, but also can be a time of anxiety for a lot of others. Even for me while I am able to enjoy Cornell a little bit more than usual, the Cornell grind can wear me down. This week is an example, I have a two page paper from a professor who is a greater writer, not the best teacher (had a 30 minute monologue about why he didn’t like the portrayal of the Who during the Super Bowl). He gave me a B- on my first exam. My thirst to strive for the best is in full upset mode, because I can’t remember the last time I got a B- for an assignment I actually put somewhat effort into. On top of that, I have a quiz worth 15% of my grade and a prelim worth 25% in another class. Phew, I forgot how stressful Cornell can be when you are used to sleeping early and going out to bars all the time.
Senior year is also an introspective time where all the regrets of stuff you wish you would’ve done while in college and now trying to make up for the fact. On top of my list is going to a hockey game which I will be doing this Friday at Lynah Rink. Also going up the clocktower, one of these weeks I’m going to do it just for kicks.
Next is the relationships, I wish I didn’t immediately get into a relationship when I got into Cornell, because I don’t have that many friends. Senior year is extremely bad for relationships, because either you found the love of your life or you are single worried about just finding someone to occupy the sheets the last semester. This is around the time where you see a lot of blooming couples springing up and ‘creeping’ around in the hopes of not having their love discovered.
Last but not least is that killer question of what are you doing for the rest of your life. While I do have a job, do I want to stay in finance for the rest of my life definitely not. Hopefully other opportunities will arise, because slacks and a dress shirt 5 days a week isn’t exactly the most thrilling thought after graduation.
Senior year is a fun time to hang out with friends and share those lasting experiences that onr will talk about when you reach your 5, 10, 50 anniversary. But at the end of the day, Cornell is still a beast, and you can’t enjoy it too much without realizing you are buried in upcoming assignments.