10 Reasons Why College Is Like Kindergarten
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10 Reasons Why College Is Like Kindergarten

In the past two years, I've noticed a pattern with my life at college. It's very similar to that of a kindergartner.

10 Reasons Why College Is Like Kindergarten
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1. Making new friends.

In college, just as in kindergarten, you meet tons of people that you previously didn't know and form friendships.

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2. Missing your parents.

When they drop you off, you don't want them to leave and you possibly cry. But eventually, you grow to love it and are excited to be there.

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3. Nap time.

If you play your cards right and schedule your classes earlier in the day, you can have a power nap between classes and extra-curricular activities.

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4. Snack time.

In college, you set a specific time to stop by the school's coffee shop for a quick snack. Also, you eat way too much candy and junk food when your parents aren't looking.

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5. Not knowing what is going on half of the time.

Most of freshman year, I felt like I was totally lost and didn't know as much as others in my class. But, by the end of the year, I had finally gotten the hang of things.

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6. Watching Disney Channel after school.

We're easily entertained and we like to watch television as a form of learning life lessons.

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7. Not going to bed early.

Kindergartners hate going to bed early. College students have too much stuff going on. We also enjoy staying up late to watch Netflix, going on late night Walmart or fast food runs, or just to talking to our roommates.

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8. Not caring what you look like.

Kindergartners have a style of their own. College students have our own style for three reasons: 1. We like to be comfortable. 2. As Johnny Cash would say, we put on our cleanest dirty shirt. 3. We wake up ten minutes before class and throw on whatever we have time for.

9. Being messy.

Kindergartners and college students alike hate cleaning. Our room looks messy, but to us, everything is in its place.

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10. By the end of the first year, having the time of your life.

At the beginning, we have feelings of anxiety, fear, and a small bit of excitement. By the end, we are loving every minute of it. We have made so many new friends, we have learned so much, and we are in a fun, new, exciting place.

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(Sidenote/Fun fact: Two gifs for this one, because these are my two favorite shows.)

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