I’m a senior and the struggle is real. Like really real right now. Graduation is fast approaching and I don’t give a sh-t about classes because they don’t mean anything. Plus, I haven’t a clue what I want to do. In an effort to escape my responsibilities, I am overextending myself in things outside of school that are taking up precious time and energy I know I need to devote elsewhere. It’s obvious, I need to clear my plate, but I don’t know how. I feel like people are counting on me now and I don’t want to let anyone down. What do I do?
The only reasonable thing you can do is to follow through with the commitments you’ve made (don’t be that guy … no one likes that guy) but start saying “no” to anything more! Get really organized with your priorities. Set realistic deadlines for actionable goals. In this last 3 percent of your undergrad career, make a last-ditch effort to effectively time manage, senioritis be damned. You’re going to get through this! Less than a month left!
And in a month, when you still don’t know what you want to do with your life (because that’s just something people don’t figure out for years, much less 30 days), graduation will have happened, classes still won’t matter and you’ll have made it through the era of overcommitment. With less on your plate, you can do some dedicated soul searching and information gathering to chart a new path forward.
Tiffany Kuan is a senior majoring in business administration. Her blog advice column, Ask Tiffany, runs every Monday.
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