Once you go to college, you find that happiness takes on new forms. Happiness becomes that moment at the end of the day when you can finally go to sleep after hours of studying. This new kind of happiness leaves a lot of time to be unhappy and stressed out. These things may sound bad, but this is the way life is for many college students, and we can make it through.
There is no such thing as normal in the life of a college student. Each day brings a new adventure and, oftentimes, many strange occurrences. This is why we love college. Embrace the strange days!
There will always be that professor who has a favorite student. As the new semester approaches I can already picture the line forming at the end of class with students waiting to shake hands with the professor and to announce their candidacy for the position of favorite student. May the firmest handshake win.
In high school we were all presidents of something, but times are different now. Life is hard. Life is crappy, and some of us may find out that the only presidential role we have now is that of the people with crappy lives. Yay for leadership!
We do shave our legs...sometimes, I swear. You can't blame us for taking a few weeks off here or there though...have you seen the size of the showers in the dorms?
Exhaustion, the most universal characteristic of a college student. This is pretty much how we live most of the time, sleep-deprived. Yes, it is true that most of the time we do this to ourselves, but yes, we will still complain about it. Outsiders beware: Avoid any college student who has not had at least one nap that day.
As college students we have heard the questions of many concerned loved ones. We tell them how stressed out we are and how difficult our classes have been. In addition to this, we must also explain that we really are OK and we have not tried to do anything outrageous. We also have to explain this to our fellow college students from time to time. It's good to keep an eye out for one another.
Being away from home means many phone calls to your loved ones. It really is important to remind them that you love them, and it is good for you to hear when you are missing them.
Failures: They are going to happen in college. There are going to be grades that you get back that you are not happy with. Sometimes it is hard to keep these things in perspective and they really can bring a person down. As Meredith says though, we must not fall apart. Progress looks like a bunch of failures!
We might be happy and bubbly during syllabus week, but after that we all pretty much go into our dark and cloudy stage. This is alright; we are all dark and cloudy together.
This is a pretty typical response for any college student. Oh, you got a good grade? I wanna punch your face. Oh, you had some good food? I wanna punch your face. Don't let it get to you, though. There is love hidden deep down inside our words, but we just tend to mask it with the angry manifestation of all of our stresses.