11 Struggles Of Starting The Semester, As Told By Parks And Rec.
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11 Struggles Of Starting The Semester, As Told By Parks And Rec.

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11 Struggles Of Starting The Semester, As Told By Parks And Rec.
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So it's that time of the year again. By now all of us college kids are back for the second semester, and have had just enough time back on campus to truly appreciate how much stress we've probably overloaded ourselves with (by accident or not).

If you're anything like me, rather than dwell on all the torment, you've probably spent your "spare time" doing something more productive. What could be more productive than wallowing in self-pity you ask? No, not homework or working out, or anything actually good for you. I'm talking about some good old fashion procrastination via Netflix. For me, namely, "Parks and Rec."

The following are illustrations of the struggles the common college student has gone through just a month into the semester. Cheers.

1. One of the hardest things about leaving for break is leaving some of your favorite people behind.

I don't know about you guys but this is basically me when I see my best friend for the first time since break, and I just can't contain myself.


2. Waking up for your first class, and realizing waking up early is going to be your life for next few months.

3. Going to your first class of the day.

(There are two types of people here.)

Person 1: The one who just has to show off their new Christmas clothes swagger.

Person 2: Dress to impress? Are you kidding me? My first class is an 8 AM.


4. When you're late to class and you have to establish dominance with your professor.

(This is not a good tactic. Don't try this.)


5. We always have at least one professor who has you stand up and talk about yourself so the class can get to know who you are.

If you're like me, I always have my go-to thing to say. When your professor asks you to introduce yourself to the class.


6. Trying cafeteria food after eating home cooked meals basically every day during break.

Granted, my school's food really isn't bad at all. ;)


7. Going to the gym (because you made that new years resolution to be healthier).


8. When you order your text books and see that the price is $600+ (for books you'll only use for that one paragraph on page 394.)

There goes all the money you expected to spend on Taco Bell and fuel your online shopping addiction.


9. Honestly, the only good thing about losing all your money to text books, is how excited you get when you have more than $3 in the bank.


10. When you decide you can totally put off those first few class assignments, you'll totally get them done on time.


11. When you finally get a grip, sit down, and try to do your first assignment.


Just know that I'm struggling right there with you guys, but we can make it through this. So take a deep breath. Drink some coffee. Eat some cheesecake. Do some squats. And don't forget to....

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