Senior reflections

Experiencing senioritis and pushing through

Graduation is in a couple weeks. I will miss my friends and the faculty, but I am excited to get out of here!

Even though I have been trying to work my hardest this year, I still can’t help but think, “It’s my last year and I can relax a bit. It won’t hurt.” In reality though, if I don’t try my hardest, even now, I will regret it later. By the time that graduation hits, I would rather know that I tried my hardest rather than just being lazy for a semester. Not only would it be a waste of time, but it would also be a waste of money.

In two-three years, I would like to get my Master’s degree in Journalism. If my GPA is not strong, then it will be difficult for me to get into grad school, which will make me regret not trying harder when I had the chance.

I am also always trying to work my hardest because everyone in my family works their hardest and they expect me to do the same. I also see all of my friends giving their all to things they’re passionate about. This makes me want to do my best.

I am grateful that I have a community where I see people that are passionate. If I didn’t have this type of influence, then I would not be working this hard.

This year, I felt even lazier inside but I didn’t let that stop me from trying my hardest. Trust me, I would rather go out every day than study, but at the end of the day then I would be furious at myself for not trying my hardest. By giving it my all, I also feel as though I’ve truly earned my Bachelor’s degree.

Farah Haidari