10 Signs You’re Not Ready to Graduate

Some people are more than excited to graduate. You’re not one of those people. You find yourself asking, “Has it really been four years already? Am I supposed to be a real adult now? I’d rather not.” Here’s 10 signs you’re not quite ready to move on just yet.

1. You’ve contemplated going to grad school just to avoid the real world a little while longer.

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What’s a few more years of school and some debt?

2. You start to hyperventilate when you think about living alone and silly things like taxes.

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What do you mean I have to pay rent? And what are utilities? And who’s going to do my taxes? What is this?

3. Anytime someone mentions graduation you run away.

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“So you’re graduating-” Lalalala I can’t hear you. Good bye!

4. Or when someone asks you what you’re doing after college.

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Why would you ask me that? I have no idea. I’m figuring it out okay. Let me live.

5. You get stressed when all your friends start talking about how far apart you’ll be after graduation.

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What do you mean you won’t be five minutes away anymore? Who am I going to binge watch Friends with? Who’s going to go club hopping with me? #NoNewFriends

6. And you get nostalgic when you look at your old photos from previous years.

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Remember that time we celebrated your birthday? And we put all that stuff on your door? DO YOU REMEMBER?

7. You start getting really sentimental about all your past relationships/friendships.

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I haven’t seen Rachel in so long. I wonder how she’s doing. What has she been up to? Maybe I’ll give her a call just to say what’s up? (Don’t do it!)

8. You start looking at the underclassmen and reminiscence about when you were just a wee little freshman.

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Awwwww. Remember when we use to go to parties with a crew of eight people? Those were the days.

9. You start referring to everything as, “This is the last time …”

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I can’t believe this is our last homecoming. Is this really our last time doing pre-registration? We’ll never live together ever again!!! *tears*

10. The countdown to graduation stresses you to no end.

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*takes deep breath* How many days is it??? #40days

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Dear College Grad Me

As I get closer to starting my senior year of college (that came fast) I wanted to write a letter to my future self about some things she needs to do as she prepares to enter the “real world”. Using FutureMe.org I’ll actually get this letter emailed to me on the day of my graduation. It’ll also be here so I can look at it on that day as well but I don’t know if I’ll remember. I recommend all my fellow rising seniors do this too. It’s cool all the things that I found myself writing to myself and these all things I hope to start doing from now. Feel free to add your own letters to your future selves in the comments below.


Dear College Grad,
Congratulations, you made it. After four years of hard work, friendships, drama, and some heartache you’ve survived all the way to the end and I couldn’t be more proud. You’ll thank everyone who helped you get here but don’t forget to thank yourself. It wasn’t easy but you did it.

As you leave Georgetown and head on to do big things there’s some things we have to discuss. I have some hopes for us and not just the usual stuff of making it big and reaching our dreams. I mean the other stuff like being a good person and loving you for you. There’s some things I need to make sure you do as you go out into the real world (or grad school).

First, love yourself. I’m not saying be self-absorbed I’m saying love yourself. Love you for you. Stop comparing yourself to everyone around you and thinking you’re not good enough or pretty enough or even smart enough. Know that you are beautiful and wonderful just the way you are. It’s great when someone else says it but make sure you tell yourself how much you love you. It’s important.

Second, forgive people. I mean really forgive people. Not the fake, “Haha, yeah, we’re all good, no worries.” I mean really forgive them. Don’t dwell on how someone hurt you. Don’t let someone’s hateful words alter who you are. Let it go. Hating someone or resenting them for the rest of your life only hurts you and does nothing to them. Also forgive yourself. Don’t keep reminding yourself of your own mistakes and mess ups. It’ll happen but you just have to learn from it and push on. You have other things to worry about then obsessing over something in the past.

Third, always be open to trying new things. Try doing something you’ve never done before. Go wind surfing or scuba diving. Or audition for something. Don’t close yourself off to things. You can do anything you want to do. Just try it.

Four, let people in. I know this is easier said then done but we’ve never been the most open person. Talking about our favorite TV show or the newest Demi Lovato album, that’s easy. Talking about things that really matter like when we lose someone close to us or when we just feel upset about something or even being honest about how we feel about someone? That’s a bit harder. Truth is we have this tendency to hold in the big stuff. We hate asking for help when we need it and we run from the big stuff. That’s got to change. We can’t just keep writing it all down in our journal. Open up a little bit. I’m sure it won’t kill you. It might even make you better.

Five, never give up on your dreams. We have a lot of dreams. From wanting to be a best selling author to having a family and living in the house with the white picket fence our dreams are big and small. And they vary on a day to day basis. It doesn’t matter what your dreams are just don’t give up on them. Don’t settle for the easy thing and don’t let anyone ever tell you you can’t do it. Not even yourself. Dream big, aim high, and don’t let one “no” stop you from picking yourself up and trying again. Whatever you want to do, do it.

Six, treat others the way you want to be treated. This one is an oldie but it still holds true. Treat people with kindness. Help people when they need help. Don’t turn a blind eye when someone asks for help. Better yet volunteer to help out before someone even asks. Be kind. Be caring. Listen to people. Actually listen to them, not passively but actively. Be there for people the way you might one day need them to be there for you. Just treat them the way you’d want to be treated and you’ll do fine.

Seven, love hard. And tell the people you love, that you love them everyday. We’ve learned the hard way how fast someone can just be gone. Don’t let days or even weeks go by without talking to the people who matter. Let them know how much they mean to you and spend time with them while you can. Whether it’s family, friends, a boyfriend, or whoever. Don’t hide from how much they mean to you. Embrace it. Loved ones are good. Cherish them.

Lastly, be happy. Be really happy. Smile whenever you can. Laugh whenever you’re able. Do whatever makes you happy. Surround yourself with people who make you happy but also know how to be happy by yourself. Obviously you’re not always going to be happy but I challenge you to find a way to smile even through the hard times, the sad times, and the worst times. If you can do that then I know we’ll be okay.

Good luck and conGRADulations.  We did it!

Sincerely,
Zakiya

THERE’S STILL TIME!

Listen up, folks! There is still time to get that free week of Uber for Georegetown. We can do this Hoyas, I believe in all of you. We still have until 11:59 PM EST to get this done. Although we have a long way to go I believe in us!

If you don’t remember from last time this is what you’ve gotta do:

  1. Download the free Uber app on your smartphone.
  2. Sign up using our unique promo code (DCUberXtraCredit3)
  3. Receive $20 off your first Uber ride.
  4. Tell all your friends to do the same.
  5. Win a FREE week of uberX for everyone on campus!

It’s that easy you guys! Seriously we can do this. And you don’t have to be a Georgetown student to get this deal. Anyone can use the code so tell you brothers, sisters, parents, cousins, aunts, uncles, your third cousin twice removed, etc. Tell everyone!

Even if you already have Uber spread the word anyway. I mean really, who doesn’t want a week of FREE uberX? I know I want it. So let’s band together and get it done.

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A Free Week of Uber? I’m In!

Let’s be real y’all, we’re all living on a college budget. Therefore whenever there’s a chance to get something free we gotta take it. That’s why we (specifically my Hoyas) need to band together so we can get a free week of uberX. How is this possible you ask? Let me explain.

UberX is currently holding a competition for specific colleges/universities in Boston, Atlanta, and DC (Georgetown, American, and GW) to win #uberXtracredit through Tuesday, February 11 for one school to win a FREE week of uberX – for everyone! The winning school must reach 1,500 new sign ups using the school’s unique promo code. In summary, if our school can rally together and reach the #uberXtraCredit goal of 1,500 signups before February 11 at 11:59 PM EST, OUR ENTIRE CAMPUS WINS A WEEK OF FREE UBERX! FREE! Cue major freakout.

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Also, if wasn’t enough to convince you to participate maybe this will: every new Uber user who signs up with our school’s new-user promo code will receive $20 off their first ride. For those who already have an Uber account don’t despair, just think of that free week of Uber we’re going to get. Besides, sharing is caring and this an opportunity for all of us to win big.

So here’s how to win:

  1. Download the free Uber app on your smartphone.
  2. Sign up using our school’s unique promo code (DCUberXtraCredit3)
  3. Receive $20 off your first Uber ride (for new users only and not valid on TAXI)
  4. Tell EVERYONE to do the same.
  5. Win a FREE week of uberX for everyone on campus.

Guys, we can totally do this. Let’s band together and win this thing. We got this! Good luck everyone! And to keep track of our progress click here!#wearegeorgetown

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