Senioritis is a dangerous thing. You try your hardest to care, but at the end of the day, you’re just ready to graduate and move on with your life. It’s not that the school is pushing us away, but we’ve come to that point in our lives where we’re so tired of school, our cares just flew away.
My surprise came when it hit me immediately after the first day of classes. I ignored it as not being used to the flow of classes. I was convinced I was still stuck in the laziness that consumed my winter break. However, I noticed it was happening to every senior I knew. After one day of classes, we all seemed to want to skip.
But it has nothing to do with the classes – well, not for me at least. I’m genuinely interested in the classes I’m taking. I believe we’re just ready to be adults, which is funny because it’s something that also terrifies us. So we avoid our work and complain about how it doesn’t matter anymore.
At what point does senioritis stop being a joke and start becoming a real issue? Yes, we’re exhausted and burned out; we want to sleep in until noon and stream Netflix all day. But that doesn’t mean we should stop caring about our work, taking whatever grades we can get.
I’ve heard a lot of people talk about how they just want to get Cs and get out. I feel like that’s the exact opposite of what you should do at the end your time here. You should push through being burnt out and keep working as hard as you can, as ‘square’ as that sounds, because let’s face it: In the real world, you just keep going.