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An Apology on Behalf of All Students

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Students can be the worst. But wait! Before you click off, let me explain.

These next few months may be quite challenging. Once reading week is over, it’s full steam ahead to the end of the semester and, if you’re lucky like me, you may be looking for an internship or even worse: a real job! So I am writing this apology to make up for all those times we almost made it to class on time but not quite or the times we accidentally binge-watched the entirety of Parks and Recreation in one sitting and the times we may continue to do these same things.

First off, to all potential employers. I may have sent some really questionable job applications in the past few months. Sorry you had to read those! If it makes you feel better, I did so with the best of intentions!

Dear landlords, I’m sorry if I’ve seemed in a rush to get to work and maybe left a few too many dishes in the sink. I promise to try and make a conscious effort to spend a few extra minutes talking about my day or washing those utensils (honestly!). I would also like to apologize for going to bed at very strange hours. I blame Netflix. Additionally, I will add dancing to “Nightshift” by The Commodores in the bathroom at 1 AM to the list of things for which to apologize (a hypothetical example, obviously).

Dear teachers, sorry if we seem a little less eager to participate or our essays seem to make a little less sense. We promise it is nothing personal. To be honest, I have written more essays in the past month than I can count and I’m considering nominating myself for some literary award. In all seriousness, we know it is a stressful time for you guys as well and hopefully we don’t make it too frustrating!

Dear fellow students and friends, I’ve probably left you on read many times in the past month and I wish I could say that it would be the last time but I think we all know that it won’t be. I’m also sorry if I’ve made plans and we never talked about it again. I promise I really wanted to!

Dear blog readers, I may have not updated as often as I should have. I don’t know how many people actually read these anyway, to be honest. But if you’re a die hard fan I really mean it: I’m sorry!

Dear mom and dad, yes, I potentially went over my data limit and I will make sure I pay for it! I also am sorry for focusing too much on my laundry and grocery list when I get home instead of just spending time together. I know I wouldn’t be here without you. I also may not have texted or called enough just to catch up and forgot to hydrate. I don’t know which is worse in your eyes. I promise to make a concerted effort to try harder in BOTH areas.

And finally, to myself. I may have gone out to eat too many times this month. I may have impulse-bought a stuffed giraffe or plane ticket that I will inevitably have to return. I’m sorry! The future you may really resent me for these things! I may have also been too hard on you. You’re gonna do amazing and you’re capable of a lot more than you give yourself credit for. Never forget that. You’ve been blessed so much.

The moral of the story is a lot of times we students can be stressed out so much that we forget that there are other people also just trying to live their lives and we’re sorry. Please understand we don’t mean anything by it. We’re just trying to maintain top-notch grades, participate in impressive extra-curriculars, potentially hold down a job, and try to keep our head amongst the chaos! To my fellow students, you’re doing fine. Please remember to find some time to allow yourself to decompress. And make sure you stay hydrated!

Thank you for reading!

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