10 Things College Students Say I Now Know To Be True

10 Things College Students Say I Now Know To Be True

Ahh college kids, they say the darnedest things.

The things I've heard college students say know no bounds. But damn are they relatable. Here's part two of things I've heard college students say that I now know to be true, one month later.

1. Communal bathrooms are just gross

When I first got here, I really thought they weren't that bad, but that's because everyone tries really hard in the beginning. Much like a relationship, the longer you spend in one place with the same people, the more you learn about them. It goes in cycles too; the week starts off relatively clean, but come the weekend, people just give up, and the bathroom becomes disgusting. You know how people say they freak out if they accidentally touch the shower walls? Yeah, that's real.

2. 10 P.M. to 2 A.M. is the most productive time in your life

I can just see the way my mom is going to cringe when she reads this, because she's always telling me that sleep is the most important thing to your health! She's not wrong, but you also gotta grind when you need to grind. And for some reason, 10 p.m. to 2 am is the one time during the day when I am awake and ready to tackle the world. Must be because at that time, the panic of not being done with my work sets in and I set into overdrive to get work done.

3. I'm perpetually tired

Gee, I wonder why.

4. College is a nonstop sprint

My brother told me this one. He said college is a nonstop sprint until winter break and then you get to jog a little and then you sprint again until summer break. I've never heard anything truer in my life. People always say, "life is a marathon, not a sprint," but they're wrong. The hard work at college is never-ending. Just when you finish one thing, another thing pops up and you're back to the grind. As such, it's incredibly important to find moments for yourself and to relax when you can. No one is Usain Bolt on the daily, so take it easy once in a while.

5. You're studying at 10 AM on a Saturday? Yeah, dude, I'm going out tonight. Ohhh gotcha.

Mhm, those days of lazy Saturdays are no longer a thing. You work hard, you play hard.

6. Sundays are catch up days

But of course, you don't actually get much done on those Saturday mornings. That's what Sundays are for. Throughout the week, you push assignments and essays off for the weekend, which become pushed off for Sunday, which leads to Sunday being the most productive day of your week. Yet somehow, you still feel like you're doing nothing but drowning.

7. College friends are like your family

On most days, you find yourself relying really heavily on your friends. The way that your family has your back, your college friends have your back. You can cry to them, share good moments with them. You really wouldn't survive college without them.

8. I got caught up watching Netflix lol sorry

The number of times I've been ready to go somewhere, was waiting for a friend and heard them say, "Sorry I was watching Netflix" is unreal. But also completely understandable. College, and life in general is difficult. Sometimes you just need a moment to yourself, and Netflix is a really great escape. So, it's okay. I forgive you guys for watching Netflix. Mostly because I've done it, too.

9. You get sick once, you're never going to be healthy again

Why is this so true? It's not fair. You get sick once, and it's game over, my friend. Be ready to fight a new illness every week. Be ready to consistently operate at less than 100% until the end of the semester when you can go home and actually recover. Cheering on your immune system ("You can do it little buddy! Keep fighting those germs!") is no longer weird.

10. #adulting

We're not adults yet, but it feels like it. I watch people going by, holding their laundry bags with a determined look on their face that just says #adulting. My friends are singing leases, talking about deposits, being very official, all while on speaker phone with their moms. #adulting. At the very least, college is a nice tether, letting you taste your freedom, letting you fly with a big safety net below you, so when you inevitably fail, you won't hurt yourself too bad.

Ahhh, college kids say the darnedest things. What a time.

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It's Time To Thank Your First Roommate

Not the horror story kind of roommate, but the one that was truly awesome.

Nostalgic feelings have recently caused me to reflect back on my freshman year of college. No other year of my life has been filled with more ups and downs, and highs and lows, than freshman year. Throughout all of the madness, one factor remained constant: my roommate. It is time to thank her for everything. These are only a few of the many reasons to do so, and this goes for roommates everywhere.

You have been through all the college "firsts" together.

If you think about it, your roommate was there through all of your first college experiences. The first day of orientation, wishing you luck on the first days of classes, the first night out, etc. That is something that can never be changed. You will always look back and think, "I remember my first day of college with ____."

You were even each other's first real college friend.

Months before move in day, you were already planning out what freshman year would be like. Whether you previously knew each other, met on Facebook, or arranged to meet in person before making any decisions, you made your first real college friend during that process.

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The transition from high school to college is not easy, but somehow you made it out on the other side.

It is no secret that transitioning from high school to college is difficult. No matter how excited you were to get away from home, reality hit at some point. Although some people are better at adjusting than others, at the times when you were not, your roommate was there to listen. You helped each other out, and made it through together.

Late night talks were never more real.

Remember the first week when we stayed up talking until 2:00 A.M. every night? Late night talks will never be more real than they were freshman year. There was so much to plan for, figure out, and hope for. Your roommate talked, listened, laughed, and cried right there with you until one of you stopped responding because sleep took over.

You saw each other at your absolute lowest,

It was difficult being away from home. It hurt watching relationships end and losing touch with your hometown friends. It was stressful trying to get in the swing of college level classes. Despite all of the above, your roommate saw, listened, and strengthened you.

...but you also saw each other during your highest highs.

After seeing each other during the lows, seeing each other during the highs was such a great feeling. Getting involved on campus, making new friends, and succeeding in classes are only a few of the many ways you have watched each other grow.

There was so much time to bond before the stresses of college would later take over.

Freshman year was not "easy," but looking back on it, it was more manageable than you thought at the time. College only gets busier the more the years go on, which means less free time. Freshman year you went to lunch, dinner, the gym, class, events, and everything else possible together. You had the chance to be each other's go-to before it got tough.

No matter what, you always bounced back to being inseparable.

Phases of not talking or seeing each other because of business and stress would come and go. Even though you physically grew apart, you did not grow apart as friends. When one of you was in a funk, as soon as it was over, you bounced right back. You and your freshman roommate were inseparable.

The "remember that one time, freshman year..." stories never end.

Looking back on freshman year together is one of my favorite times. There are so many stories you have made, which at the time seemed so small, that bring the biggest laughs today. You will always have those stories to share together.

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The unspoken rule that no matter how far apart you grow, you are always there for each other.

It is sad to look back and realize everything that has changed since your freshman year days. You started college with a clean slate, and all you really had was each other. Even though you went separate ways, there is an unspoken rule that you are still always there for each other.

Your old doom room is now filled with two freshman trying to make it through their first year. They will never know all the memories that you made in that room, and how it used to be your home. You can only hope that they will have the relationship you had together to reflect on in the years to come.

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8 Things You Must Do Before Graduating From High School

You must do these before high school graduation!

Graduation can come up faster than expected. Soon, adult life will be around the corner. However, there are a few more things that you need to do before graduating from high school.

1. Enjoy prom

Maybe you got a special promposal and are excited about prom. But even if you don't have a date, go with your friends. It honestly doesn't matter who you're with as long as you have a good time. Dance and sing until your feet hurt and you've lost your voice. You can have a great time dancing and take photos. You'll remember this night, so why not enjoy it?

2. Take a road trip with friends

Chances are in a few months, your friends will be miles away from you. You'll appreciate spending some quality time with friends before heading off in separate directions.

3. Go to all kinds of sporting events

Most students in high school only go to the sport they're involved in or football games. However, there are so many other sports at your high school. Take some friends and go cheer for your team. Events are fun if you make them fun.

4. Attend a music production

Your school probably has a band, orchestra, choir, or a school play. Many people never go to a concert throughout their high school days. These groups put in a lot of hard work, and you'll find something you enjoy.

5. Take lots of photos

Senior year will be hectic, but it will also be one of the best times of your life. Take as many photos as you can to have those memories. Maybe even create a photo album.

6. Dress up

Take a day to dress up. It'll make you feel good about yourself, and will help you think positively through the amount of stress senior year brings.

7. Skip a day

OK, OK, OK. Normally, I would not encourage skipping class, but sometimes it's necessary. At my high school, we had senior skip day. I caught up on sleep studied for AP tests. It really can help relieve stress and give you a much-needed breather.

8. Be proud of what you've accomplished

Graduating from high school is a long journey, with struggles along the way. Be proud of what you've done and look towards the future.

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