The Darling Nomadess: College Life: 5 Things To Do Your Senior Year of College

Friday, July 26, 2013

College Life: 5 Things To Do Your Senior Year of College

Today we have Andrea from In Business and Life visiting! Andrea is a recent graduate and is living in the big city, New York City! Her blog was recently accepted into the Her Campus Blogger Network and I love her posts about her business adventures! Definitely worth a read!


When Ashliegh asked me to guest blog, I had no idea what to write about or where to start. Then she mentioned she would be a senior in college this fall and that made things a lot easier. As someone who graduated only a few months ago, I'm constantly reminded of things I wish I knew/did. Here are some things I wish I knew for my senior year:

1) Eat breakfast. Even better, learn how to make breakfast. Take the time to make some eggs and bacon, mix some granola and yogurt or just put some cereal in milk. A decent breakfast gives you the boost to last you til the afternoon while everyone is still in the process of waking up. They don't say it's the most important meal for nothing! :) (Oh and, a granola bar doesn't count as breakfast...) Think about it: if you can't be healthy now when it's senior year and you have time, it's only going to be more difficult to be healthy when you're busy and building the life of your dreams after graduation!

2) Always arrive early. Someone once told me that if you're early, you're on time. If you're on time, you're late. If you're late, just forget about it. Post-graduation, especially in New York, you never know what might come up- a subway comes late, traffic, etc- so you should always give yourself some cushion time. Make the habit of arriving early. Not only does it give you some time to mentally prepare yourself and get comfortable but also, you make a good impression and show that you're respecting the time of the other person. 

3) Be presentable. Did you know it takes two seconds for our appearances to be judged and interpreted? I'm sure you've also heard it takes 7 seconds to make a first impression. Even if you feel like crap or just aren't in the mood, get yourself to dress the opposite. Put on some makeup. Do your hair. You'd be surprised how that can transform your mood! If that doesn't work, apparently saying "peas and carrots" while you're getting ready is supposed to make you feel sexy. You never know who you'll meet that day. Look good and you'll look ready to conquer the day. This goes hand in hand with #1.

4) Get more sleep. If you ever find yourself at home with nothing better to do than trolling on the internet, do yourself a favor and power off and get some sleep. Being sleep deprived is something that most college students have in common but it doesn't have to be that way. Spend less time wasting time and instead catch some of those precious zzzz's. They call it beauty sleep for a reason.

5) Do more of what makes you happy, by yourself! If someone isn't free to go to a museum or coffeeshop with you, go alone! It's ok to go by yourself. In college, you're surrounded by people but once you graduate, you'll be doing a lot of things on your own. You can't always have someone to come with you. Once you graduate you'll realize that your free time is very precious. Do more of what makes you happy and learn to appreciate- no, LOVE- your own company. 

Now, these are just 5 things I wish I knew. I understand it can sound quite general. You might not even agree with some of what you just read but if there's anything you get from this post it's that it's never too late to start and it's a continual learning process. Whether you're going to be a senior or have already graduated college, there is always something new to learn! I'm still working on incorporating success habits into my daily life although I can proudly say I have the 5 I just mentioned down pretty solid (I practice what I preach).

Let me know how it's going and visit me on my blog or Facebook Page!
Thanks to Ashliegh for asking me to guest blog!
Enjoy the rest of your summer and your senior year! It flies by quickly.

Much love from New York,

*All photos used in this post belong to Andrea of In Business and Life, please seek her permission before using*

Thanks so much for guest posting, Andrea! I know I am going to try and use some of her tips this coming year (especially getting more sleep and eating breakfast)! 

What success habits are you going to add to your routine this year?

With Love,



  1. Thank you for these tips :) this was great!

  2. Wow, this post is exactly what I needed! I'm trying to do all of these things for my junior year. Especially the sleep one since I treasure my sleep so much! Thanks for the guest post, Andrea!

    xo, gina

    1. I know I need to get more sleep, especially during the school year! It's often last on my to-do list.

  3. I love these tips. Senior year was one of my favorite years of college (though really all four years were amazing for different reasons).

  4. Wow! Great post :) I definitely need to do these for the next three years!

  5. I LOVE this post!! I need to go check out her blog:) I applied to be in the Her Campus Blogger Network.. I hope I get accepted into it soon!

    Shelby xoxo

    1. Andrea has a lovely blog! I definitely recommend it! I hope you are accepted into the HCBN! It's such a great network to get to know other collegiate bloggers! I've made so many new bloggy friends because of it! Good luck!!

  6. This is a great post!! I am going to be a college senior this upcoming semester and I wish I could sleep more and eat breakfast! haha Don't have time for any of that during the school year! lol
    Just found your blog!!
    I am now following you! I look forward to keeping up and getting to know you!


    1. Thanks for following, Christina! i'm following you back! Sleep is the last priority during the school year and I really should try to make more time for it, but it always seems to be the last item on my to-do list.


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