Senioritis: High School VS. College

So, you think you have senioritis? You’re tired of the same old high school clichés and nuances of the past 4 years. You’re ready to move on to the next chapter of your life: college. You’ve already applied and been accepted; and now it’s only a matter of time before you walk across that stage, smile with your diploma, and look ahead at your next 4 years attending the university you’ve always dreamed of.

Now I want you to imagine these same feelings, but instead as a Senior in college. Let me give you a little idea of what’s it’s like for us. So, before you think senioritis has got the best of you, and can’t wait any longer to get out…remember what I’m about to tell you now.

High-school senioritis is like the calm before the storm. If I can remember correctly, the only major things I had to worry about my senior year included passing my classes, applying to colleges, waiting for responses, making a decision, what I was going to wear to prom, and what color scheme I wanted my dorm room to be. It’s different for everybody, but this is the gist of major problems most high-school seniors experience. College senioritis is in fact the storm itself. For some, the process continues as they look to further their education by getting their MBA or PhD. Though, for me senioritis ends at Gardner-Webb.

So, as I write this blog I am reminded of the past 4 years here at Gardner-Webb and all of the great experiences I’ve had to get me to where I am now. I want you to do the same. Remember all of the amazing high school experiences you had and think about all of the new ones you are going to make at College. If you have already decided on coming to Gardner-Webb, you have so much to look forward to. All of those feelings that are overwhelming you right now are going to be so worth it on move-in day.

Phases of impatience and stress in our lives, is a time to be thankful. Thankful knowing that there is a plan for our life, and were ready to live it. Though, these stresses that you have are so tiny compared to the blessings that will come. Now is a time for peace. Peace in knowing what is coming next. Peace in knowing you’ve got a hand to hold along the way. Peace in knowing college is going to be some of the best four years of your life, especially at such a wonderful institution as Gardner-Webb.

Though, whether you’re a senior in high school or a senior in college, trusting in God to fulfill his plan for our lives should overcome every worry we will ever have in this life.

Justine Ibarra. Senior Marketing Major. Marketing Club Secretary. Member of the Women's Soccer team. Engaged to high school sweetheart.