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21 Struggles Recent College Grads Face At The End Of The Summer

Wait so...we're not going back to school this year?

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1. It just hit you that you’re not going back to school for the first time ever and you’re having a total meltdown.

2. While everyone is planning on decorating their new dorm, you're wondering WTF to do with all the creepy stuffed animals in your childhood room.

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3. You’ve seen so many college countdown Facebook statuses that if you see another one you might punch a wall.

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STOP RUBBING IT IN, GUYS.

4. While your friends are pumped about their new roommates, you’re at home like, “Hi mom and dad!”

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5. Your entire Instagram presence is about to go downhill because you won’t be taking as many party pics.

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6. Because it's not like you're going to be raging at bangers every Thursday night anymore.

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7. All those costume gems you found at thrift stores for themed parties officially have no use since the real world isn’t as festive.

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8. While everyone is back-to-school shopping, you’re with your parents at the grocery store arguing about what to make for dinner.

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FUN.

9. You’re painfully aware that the only kids to hang with in your hometown are the randos from high school that you haven't spoken to in four years.

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10. So you have a weird amount of alone time and no lively college campus to keep you busy.

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11. You hate that you’re out of the loop of campus gossip now.

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12. You no longer have access to your school's free school gym, so you have to sign up for a stupid expensive gym membership like a real adult.

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13. People are all excited for college parties and packing cute outfits; meanwhile you have to shop for “work clothes.”

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14. And while everyone is posting fun college pics online, you’re on LinkedIn ~networking~.

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15. You can't believe how unprepared you feel to enter the real world after four years of college.

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16. You highly resent the fact that you no longer have a meal plan to feed you 24/7 and now have to fend for yourself.

Or ask mom.
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Or ask mom.

17. Everyone's partying on campus before classes start and you’re sitting home spending the most quality time you’ve had with your mother since the womb.

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18. You thought you were broke in college, but the student loans you now have to pay really put things into perspective.

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19. When you go to the grocery store and see a pack of red Solo cups, you become emotional because those partying days are over now.

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20. You thought you knew what it was like having a strict RA on campus, but no one is harder to sneak things by than mom and dad.

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21. You’ve already marked alumni weekend on your calendar and can’t wait to relive the glory days on campus.

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So thanks for the memories, college. Life just ain't the same without you.

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