High School was crazy, and they were right when they said it would fly by, but that wasn't a bad thing, though the years of winter carnival, and proms, and football games are over, you get to start a new chapter of your life, start completely over if you want to. They were also right when they said you'll most likely won't see most of those kids you walked across the stage with graduation night, but this isn't a bad thing either, if you choose not to, you'll never have to see the people you didn't like anymore. You'll never have to see that one girl who was always shit talking, and making everyone miserable again (this was one of my favorite parts of this past year.)
1. Nothing Feels Different
Everyone's favorite saying is 'you're entering the real world now!' But a lot of your life is the same, you still slave away at the minimum or slightly above minimum wage job, and you're most likely still stuck in school for another 4 years (or longer, how exciting)
2. You Don't Have To Have The Shitty Shifts At Work Anymore
No more working only nights and weekends anymore, you're free to work during the day and take your nights and weekends back. After not having a Friday night off for about 8 months, I couldn't of been happier.
3. Your Best Friend(s) In High School Aren't Your Best Friends Forever.
Though I kept some of my best friends from high school, I lost 2 of my best friends that I had all throughout high school, it sucks for sure, but it happens, and you move on from it, and hopefully you get in touch every so often.
4. The Best Friends That You Do Keep, You Sometimes Lose Touch With.
Going to different colleges, living in different states or towns, its hard to constantly text and hangout like you used to. You live different lives now, but you always find your way back to each other and it's like nothing every changed. Distance is okay.
5. College Is Hard.
This isn't high school anymore, you have to put in effort, and a lot of it. College isn't all about the partying and meeting cute boys, it's about all nighters studying for your bio exam, and while taking the exam questioning if you ever really learned any of this. College is teaching yourself most of the material and only touching base of the material in class. One test grade won't kill your GPA but your grades are important, you're paying a shit ton of money to go to school. But when you're grades get you down because you're not that honor roll, straight A student anymore, C's get degrees.
6. College parties aren't what you expected.
Unless you go to a school known for partying, there aren't many parties, and even if there are parties, they are nothing like the raging college parties you see in movies....
7. You'll Make New Friends, Even If You Don't Want To.
You'll make some amazing new friends, though they'll never compare to your friends from home. There are so many people between your classes, and dorm, its easy to make friends and you all live together so there's always someone to do something with, even if it's going to Walmart at midnight because your roommate broke her lanyard and wanted a new one.
8. You'll More Than Likely Get Into a Few Fights With Your Roommate
I met my roommate at students acceptance day and we were friends from then on, signing the roommates agreement we thought was so stupid, why would we fight? It would be easy to respect each others space, time, things, and get along. Boy were we wrong. We had our fair share of arguments.
9. Skipping Class
In the beginning of the semester you won't miss any classes and you'll always be on time. After awhile you'll gain the courage to skip a class, or sleep in a little and come in late, and after that it becomes so easy to miss a class, it's almost more of a struggle to get yourself to go to class.
10. You Do Miss Your Parents
No matter how independent you are (or think you are) we all miss our parents, and go home to visit whenever we can. Along with asking them for gas money, or money for food when you're sick of eating campus food.
11. You Realize How Easy Life In High School Was.
You realize that even when you thought high school was hard, and how easy life in general was. Limited to no responsibilities, and you had to try to fail. It was really the easier part of your life compared to school and life now.