1. 1. Your dorm room
That magical feeling of “living on your own!”
4. 2. Your roommate/hallmates
Take a bunch of strangers, cram them in a building… what could go wrong?
“EVERYONE IS WE-E-E-IRDDDDD.”
For real though, you’ll find a group. Whether it’s people in your dorm, kids in your classes, or members of a club you join, you’ll find a niche. But, for the most part, EVERYONE IS WE-E-E-IRDDDDD.
And all I can say is GOOD LUCK with your roommate. It can be great or it can be a horror story. May the odds be in your favor.
7. 3. Your classes
Yay! You get to learn about what YOU want to learn about! (HAHAHA)
“Eight a.m. sociology lecture? SCREW THAT! Not like I need that class anyways.” *snooze button x 15*
You will very quickly find yourself contemplating a class’s “skipability factor.” It just happens. If you’re super disciplined, you’ll be able to keep your ass in line, but it’s oh-so easy to find yourself thinking “I could go to that boring class or I could take a nap…… Hm.”
10. 4. Studying
If you even bother to buy your textbooks, that is.
“SHIT, test tomorrow. Better skim my notes…. what? Oh, I wrote a few points and then doodled a chicken in a bowler hat. Um, oops.”
Studying fucking sucks. It is an undeniable fact. And unless you’re an uber-student who’s perfectly disciplined, cramming happens. Hell, it happens for uber-students, too. Your first all-nighter is a shock- and it will not be your last.
13. 5. Sleeping
Self-inflicted insomnia. It’s a thing.
“Ah, damn. It’s 2:15 a.m. I should sleep… HAHA nope. Netflix it is!”
With no parents breathing down your neck and no immediate consequences for over-sleeping, it’s easy to blow off bedtime. “The Office” is just so much more entertaining that sleeping, after all. And, I mean, what are coffee/Mountain Dew/Five Hour Energy for? Waking up students who browsed Tumblr until three a.m. Obviously.
16. 6. Exercise
Freshman Fifteen? That’s not really a thing, right?
“Exercise? Umm… I’ll get to that tomorrow. This weekend… Fine, next week. (Never).”
Like studying, exercise (for the most part) fucking sucks. No matter how good it is for you or how much you want that beach body, it is SO FREAKING HARD to work up the motivation. There will be athletes and health nuts and other otherwise-motivated people who will boogie on down to the gym on a regular basis, but us regular folks? It’s enough of an effort to drag ourselves up the dorm stairs after a full day of classes.
And, come on: walking to class counts as exercise, right?
19. 7. Weekends
No more parents, no more curfew- let’s do this.
22. 8. Finals:
What do you mean it’s 30% of our grade???
“DANGIT finals are in two weeks. Wait- I was taking geography? Shit. And my calc notes… well, there’s a scrap of a formula. And then a dinosaur eating my roommate. Welp, I’ll just wing it.”
Haha, this goes along with studying for the most part. They really do sneak up on you, though!
25. 9. Football games
Saturdays are what college students LIVE for.
If you go to a state school (or any other school with an active football team) you know how much of a big deal games are- and how crazy fans can get. It’s a remarkable phenomenon- and can be a hell of a lot of fun.
(That’s the “Georgia Joker,” from UGA).
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