Bad News: Senioritis Doesn’t End

By: Dayshia Stratton
OwlFeed Journalist

Senioritis is a term that is known by seniors in high school who have just felt like they do not have as much energy to push through it all anymore because of the fact they are so close to being finished. Despite high school seniors being the main people to know this term, did you know that it never ends? Senioritis actually follows you into your adulthood and careers.20180511_121405.jpg

Aulani Gilleylen, senior at Agua Fria High School, believes that the meaning of senioritis in high school is when “seniors get tired because they know that they are close to the end of the year.” Getting work done when you have senioritis is quite difficult because many seniors are wanting to talk more or be on their phones instead of doing the homework that is assigned to them.

Many students believe that when seniors are affected by senioritis, the day goes by slower because seniors are just waiting for the final bell so they are able to go home. In a way having senioritis also makes going to school more difficult because as an anonymous Agua Fria student said: “When we do homework less often, it causes me to stress because I had procrastinated so much.”

Every high school senior that has senioritis wishes that they did not have it because it puts more stress onto them by the end of the year and many of the seniors want to be prepared for what life is going to throw at them next after graduation.

While senioritis is widely known as a high school senior terms, senioritis also affects adults in their career fields.

Senioritis in the career fields means when one is being ready to be done with the work requirements and not wanting to do anything because you are close to the end of the day and at a level in work that you feel successful in.

Many adults, when they like the position they work in and are content with life, do not want to move up in the career field because of the work family they had created and the memories and new requirements they would have to make and learn.

Sheila Larson, a 54 year old that works at DDD (Division of Developmental Disabilities), said, “It is not the senioritis that makes work difficult. It is some of the people that I have to deal with from time to time.”

No matter how much you love your job, there will always be some people who are hard to talk to and that you wish you did not have to deal with. This goes for all fields of careers, there will always be someone. Students in high school can probably relate with having a teacher that they wish they did not have to deal with sometimes but at times, life makes you do things you do not want to. It is best to make the best of it because you do not have to deal with that person your entire life.

While getting senioritis is an easy thing to do, there are many things that can be done to keep it minimal or to keep from getting it at all. This will be helpful in both the school and career fields.

Sharon Muzzal, a retired nurse, had said: “Keep doing your work, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You just have to remember each day ends and the next day is a brand new day. Treat it like it is.”

This is something that can come in handy with anything in life. Each new day will start over and that next day does not have to be a repeat of the last, it is your choice to how each day plays out.