Because let’s face it, with that essay due tomorrow that you only remembered because you saw the word finals in the title of this post, you are.
Because you wish you could stop working at 5pm.
Because if you get through finals, you too can do something incredible!
Because if Daniel Radcliffe believes in you, anything is possible.
Because you might not want to get into Harvard Law as a Fashion Merchandising student at UCLA, but you can learn a thing or two from Elle’s work ethic.
Because everyone needs an anthem right now.
Because the sun will come out tomorrow, even though you’ll probably be in the library.
Because the Newsie struggle makes that 8:30 am exam you’ve got tomorrow look like a cakewalk. Or a Step Ball Change.
Because if Patina Miller’s biceps can’t motivate you, I don’t know what to tell you.
Because you know they will.
Because if meatloaf can deliver this rockin’ number with a nail in his head, you can take an extra hour to make flash cards.
Because strong encouragements seem more earnest when sung in a charming Yorkshire accent.
Because everyone needs someone to blame.
Because a semester of hard work is about to pay off big time, and you aren’t alone in your misery.
Because no matter what grades you get, you’re alive and your life will go on.
Because it’ll take more than a difficult essay or six to bring you down.
Because sometimes (most of the time), educators just don’t get it.
Because everyone’s got one, and you’ll find yours, too.
Because you’re a superstar! Go get ‘em!
Because you know when you’re not doing your best, and there’s no excuse not to be the best that you can be.
Because if you’re on a studying roll, don’t let yourself be distracted by parties or Netflix or writing lists for Thought Catalog.
Because saying this five times fast is harder than any research paper your professors will throw at you.
Because a little healthy competition always pushes you to be best.
Because no one ever said no to a little bit of good luck during finals.
Because even though you’re cursing academia now, you’ll be grateful for the time you spent here – exams and all – ten years from now.
Because you’re going to need to wake yourself up, so go on – dance!
Because sometimes you need to daydream about crushing authority in order to get through the Iliad.
Because getting your life back is so close, you can almost taste it. In between sips of coffee and Red Bull.
Because finally, finally, you’re free.