10 Thoughts College Kids Have In The Morning BEFORE Your First Class

10 Thoughts College Kids Have In The Morning BEFORE Your First Class

As a college student, sleep is something we can never get enough of, so leaving our warm/cozy bed in the morning is the ultimate struggle.
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As a college student, sleep is something we can never get enough of, so leaving our warm/cozy bed in the morning is the ultimate struggle — and we've DEFINITELY had these thoughts:

1. UGH.

Whether it's 7 a.m. or 12 p.m., abruptly waking up to your alarm blaring in your ear can only be explained simply by the term “ugh.” You snooze it as quickly as possible and soak up every last minute before you are forced to get up. As a college student sleep is something we can never get enough of, so leaving our warm/cozy bed in the morning is the ultimate struggle.

2. How many times have I skipped my first class?

As you snooze your alarm and bury your head in the pillows you ask yourself how many times you have skipped this class. You struggle to remember the attendance policy and decide if you can afford to skip. In a half-asleep haze, you search for any reason to justify staying in bed and not starting your day for a few more hours.

3. Do I have time to take a nap later?

After you make yourself feel guilty and decide that you will abandon your precious bed and go to class, you plan a time that you can reward yourself with a nap. You negotiate with yourself and attempt to find some motivation to crawl out of bed and start getting ready for class. Honestly, in college naps are the real MVP.

4. OMG, I need to hurry up.

You have snoozed your alarm at least twice, tried to justify staying in bed and spent about 10 minutes looking at your phone so chances are that you are running late before you have even gotten out of bed. Finally, once you are up and moving you have to kick it in high gear because you are running out of time.

5. I honestly don’t even care if I look like a hobo today.

At this point, you have spent so long lying in bed that you don’t have time to look cute for class even if you wanted to. You are so tired that you dig through your laundry and just throw on your go-to pair of black leggings and an oversized T-shirt. You just want to be as comfortable as possible to make up for the fact that you are not still curled up in your cozy bed.

6. Wow, I loved getting stopped by every red light in town :-)

After spending entirely too long in bed, attempting to get ready, and get out the door without forgetting anything, you don’t have any time to waste. Chances are that you are pushing the speed limit and hating yourself for snoozing the alarm so many times. OF COURSE the morning you are already running late, the universe hates you and decides to make you get stopped by every red light on the way to campus.

7. WHY ARE THERE NO PARKING SPOTS?!?

The college parking lot is a war zone when class starts in 10 minutes. Everyone abandons all morals and fights to get a spot even if it's the worst one in the lot it's better than nothing at this point. You definitely have no shame in stalking people walking to their cars so you can zoom into their spot as soon as the leave. You probably should have thought about the struggle of finding a parking spot right before class starts while laying in bed instead of snoozing the alarm 700 times.

8. I need a coffee before class, like, I LITERALLY need one.

The only thing that can improve your morning and the rest of your day is a giant coffee. So you get in the Starbucks line and have a little panic attack because your class starts in 2 minutes. You question your decision to get coffee. “Do I abort mission or do I stay committed to this heavenly venti iced coffee?” 10/10 times you decide to stay committed to the coffee.

9. I’m so late at this point I might as well just take my time.

At first, you start off with the walk/run to class while attempting not to spill your coffee, but then you realize how dumb you look. Then you decide to embrace your lateness and just walk and enjoy your coffee. As you roll up to class 5 minutes late you try to sneak into class without getting a dirty look from the professor and not make a scene.

10. Damn, I should’ve just stayed in bed.

Enough said. Should’ve just stayed in bed.

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So, it is looking like I am about to leave my teenage years behind. I think that I want to reflect back on this time in my life and think about what I want to keep with me in my twenties and maybe some things I can let go. My teenage years have been full of love from my family and friends; hard work to make good grades in school and creating art. I developed several great friendships that I have held on to across the miles even though I went to college 14 hours away from our previous home. I am so thankful for the friendships I have made in college as well.

It seems like friends you make in your childhood and younger years can really stand the test of time. Maybe it is because when you became friends you were truly who you were. Everyone was genuine and didn't put up walls to protect themselves. You got to know someone on a deeper more personal level more quickly than if you had met later in life. I also think we laughed even more as children and that always creates good memories to look back on. So I think in my twenties I will try to hang on to the "childish" way of making friends. I will try to show my true self and will accept them for who they are, and we will laugh....a lot.

I think a good thing to let go of is always trying to make dead-end relationships work. When we were children on the playground and we tried to play a game together or jump rope and it just wasn't working, we would run off and find someone else. It was easy. It was just natural. Now sometimes I find myself trying to stay in a relationship by being overly nice, giving gifts, trying to find what pushes the persons "good" buttons. I might spend so much time trying to figure this person out that I leave out more solid relationships that are worth my time. So in my twenties, I will try to be more realistic about who to spend my time on. Some people are just never going to stand the test of time. I can continue to be cordial but won't let them rule my time and thought life.

As children, we loved our parents and siblings and would show love to them in a myriad of ways. Maybe it was hugs, pictures on the fridge, good night kisses, playing games, or just quality time spent together as a family. Starting my twenties, I am mature enough to realize the value of these people in my life. Thankfully, I have always known this. I was never the type that was embarrassed if someone saw me walking with my Mom or Dad or being dropped off in the Mom Van somewhere. I always knew these people loved me more than anyone else I was about to meet. But in my twenties, I plan to keep up with my family even when I am eight hours away from them. We are never too old to need the love of family.

As weird as it is to say goodbye to my teenage years, it's honestly helped me to soak in the precious moments of everyday life and treasure them even more. Every year when birthdays come around, it always serves as a reminder how quickly the days, months, and years fly by. I think that has been one difficult part of this birthday season. It's hard to say goodbye to the past, without a clear map of the future. But, I must remind myself that this is why growing up is a beautiful thing- as we live life and experience new things, we are better prepared for what the future may hold. Everything that I have experienced in my 20 years has served an important purpose- to make me into the person I am supposed to become. Yes, life is always changing and so am I... and change can be hard. Very hard. But one thing to remember is God is always constant. He will never change. No matter what number is on your birthday cake, He is always there...the same God yesterday, today and tomorrow. He is the Rock that we will always be able to cling to. Isn't that a wonderful thought? Even if we don't know what's in His plans for us in the coming year, it's important to make Him a part of our plans. Rather than worry about change, let's embrace it all- the good and the bad- and look to the Lord to see how He will guide and shape us.

Teenage years- the time has come. I must say goodbye to you now. But, you will never be forgotten. I will hold your memories in my heart forever. Twenties- I am excited for all that awaits me.

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." - Joshua 1:9

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