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24 Things You’ll Relate To If You’re Not A Student Anymore

"Me at 22: I slept two hours last night, but work will be fine. Me at 27: I have a hangover from eating sugary cereal."

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1. Mondays. Mondays finally mean something.

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2. You can’t just take a day off and have a duvet day.

Because your boss won't take "I need a day off from using my brain" as an excuse.
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Because your boss won't take "I need a day off from using my brain" as an excuse.

3. And you can't remember the last time you had a spontaneous nap in the middle of the day.

my bank account says I need a job but my mental health says i need to sleep all day and never leave my bed

Because even though you love them, naps don't pay.

4. Because of all the early starts, lie-ins on a Saturdays are incredibly special.

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If you remember to switch your alarm off.

5. You’ve probably started drinking coffee, even if you don’t like it.

Because coffee is the fuel of adults, and you are attempting to adult.
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Because coffee is the fuel of adults, and you are attempting to adult.

I know I'm slowly becoming an adult because one of the main highlights of my day is when I get coffee

6. You've either moved out of the freedom of your student flat and into the smothering atmosphere of your prying parents...

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7. ...or into a house share with really useless flatmates.

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8. Another summer has ended and you have to watch all the happy students move back to uni.

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9. Drinking alcohol on both Friday and Saturday night is definitely out of the question.

Me at 22: I slept 2 hours last night, but work will be fine Me at 27: I have a hangover from eating sugary cereal

10. And you think twice about having a night out on a Tuesday.

"This is a mistake" -I whisper as I leave my house

11. Because you’ve suddenly realised that you’re not actually indestructible.

Nine tequila shots are never really a good idea, but they're a TERRIBLE idea when you're not 18 any more.
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Nine tequila shots are never really a good idea, but they're a TERRIBLE idea when you're not 18 any more.

12. So your big night out for the week is probably going for a drink with friends after work.

You have three pints and feel like utter shit the next day.
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You have three pints and feel like utter shit the next day.

13. You probably own a blazer, a smart shirt, and a really uncomfortable pair of shoes.

And feel like a child playing dress-up wearing them.
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And feel like a child playing dress-up wearing them.

14. You haven't seen this in a while.

Because binge-watching is a thing of the past.
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Because binge-watching is a thing of the past.

15. You have an official "bedtime".

Which gets in the way of a lot of plans.
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Which gets in the way of a lot of plans.

16. So you probably say “we should go get drinks soon” like it's a sacred chant.

just put "text people back" on my to-do list today.

17. But no matter how much sleep you get, you are always tired.

Go to bed early Monday through Friday. Sleep all day Saturday and Sunday. STILL TIRED.
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Go to bed early Monday through Friday. Sleep all day Saturday and Sunday. STILL TIRED.

18. Your student account is now a graduate account.

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Which means that it's almost time to start paying back that overdraft.

19. The section of your pay slip that says "tax" has numbers next to it.

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20. And you may have started to actually think about a savings account.

You might not have one yet, and if you do, there is definitely no money in it.
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You might not have one yet, and if you do, there is definitely no money in it.

21. You probably haven't seen your best friends from uni in a while because you live at the opposite ends of the country.

So the time you do spend together is incredibly precious, and maybe a little drunk and messy.
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So the time you do spend together is incredibly precious, and maybe a little drunk and messy.

22. You don't understand your job, and you don't know how you got it.

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23. You are struggling to come to terms with the responsibility of making everyday decisions for yourself.

I'm an adult, and I can eat whatever I want whenever I want, and I wish someone would take this power from me.

24. And you would give anything to go back to being a student for just one more year.