13 Timely Thoughts Every Student Has While Running Late To Class

13 Timely Thoughts Every Student Has While Running Late To Class

Pros to running late: Great cardio. That's basically it.
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Let's face it, not all of us have quite perfected our time management skills. A lot of us are far from it. And some of us (me) seem to be lacking the skill altogether. I'm literally running late to everywhere and on everything, including this article (hence my inspiration for it).

But we all have our own different flaws, and for my fellow "late-runners," we'll get there one day, just probably not on time. If you are a college student, and you find yourself falling into this category, you have most-likely been late to a class or two, or all of them.

Depending on the class and professor the range of embarrassment can vary for when you walk into the classroom late and all eyes turn towards you as you awkwardly shimmy through the tight rows of legs and backpacks to your seat.

Like most people, we try to prevent putting ourselves through that cringe-worthy moment, but alas we continuously struggle with running late. If you've experienced this these are probably the thoughts that ran through your head:

1. "OK, I'll leave for class in 30 minutes, that will give me plenty of time!!"

Me being proud of myself for showing some responsibility.

2. *30 minutes pass* "OK just five more minutes and then I will DEFINITELY leave."

Knowing that I'm still lying to myself.

3. *10 minutes pass* "OH, SH*T, CLASS IS IN 10 MINUTES FML"

Me trying to run down my apartment stairs in a panic to leave.

4. "I can't believe I'm causing myself to be late again!"

*Pretends to be surprised by her own lack of responsibility*

5. "Why do I ALWAYS let this happen"

I swear it's like I like stressing myself out every day for no reason.

6. *Driving to campus* "If I park in 3 minutes that will give me 4.5 minutes to sprint to class and then I'll be basically on time"

7. "WOW, of course, I can't find a single parking spot when I need one the most!!"

Maybe if I showed up earlier than three minutes before class started it'd be a lot easier to find a spot.

8. "FML FML FML""

I literally say this to myself the entire time I sprint to class.

9. *Gets to the classroom door 5 minutes after class has started* "Should I just not go in and spare myself the embarrassment?"

This is usually when I contemplate whether I should walk into class late for the 50th time and risk my professor calling me out, or just go to the student union and eat.

10. "F*ck it I'm going in. Who cares if anyone judges me?"

Me faking all my confidence as I open the door.

11. "Oh, shit, why did I just make eye contact with the entire classroom"

*Immediately regrets walking in*

12. "Where TF is an open seat?!?"

13. "OK, NEXT TIME I will not be late!!"

When you promise yourself to get your sh*t together.

Cover Image Credit: Steven Lim / YouTube

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Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

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In life, we are constantly faced with tough decisions concerning relationships, college, career, marriage … the list of decisions we must make in a lifetime is endless. This means, however, that there are plenty of moments in our life where we will put into question our very own intuition, where we will waste time going back and forth between our mind and our soul. So then we ask ourselves when faced with a decision, what do we listen to? What should we listen to? Our brain or our heart?

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If we think about how we got to the place we're at today, we simultaneously also think about those decisions I mentioned earlier. And those decisions were probably mostly made from our own intuition, not from logistical thinking. The sad part is we don't even realize this, and we don't even realize how important this is.

How did you choose a college? Deciding where you're going to spend the next four years of your life, working towards a career is a big deal. Some will describe their decision as a feeling they got when they stepped on campus. Yes, the tuition was a factor along with retention rates and undergraduate programs and study abroad opportunities, but the one factor that truly mattered was how they felt so at home, while in reality being so far away from their hometown. So, this decision was made from a feeling, this decision was made from the heart.

Relationships. When deciding to tell someone you love them, you're following your heart. When deciding to commit to someone in a relationship or in a friendship or whatever it may be, you're following your heart. You're putting everything on the line because of how you feel. Nothing else matters. Just the two of you, together, happy and in love. And because of that, because of the magnitude of that one feeling, you listen to your heart first and figure out everything else later. Now, being able to have that, being able to experience this type of love, well that's just one of the best feelings in the world.

We can even consider a career. When trying to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life, you are looking for that feeling, for that career to find you. You are searching for that inevitable inclination telling you, you're meant to do something in this world. You dream big imagining yourself doing this one job that you feel so passionately about, changing the world and inspiring others to do the same. You are motivated by this one field so much that you decide to do it for the rest of your life. If that's not following your heart, then I don't know what is.

It seems so obvious. We hear "follow your heart" all the time. But do we ever actually realize how much impact a heart can have on one's life? No. And that's why it's maybe not so obvious. Because we're told to follow our hearts, but we never actually take the time to comprehend it. And so, we live our lives letting this concept of intuition before cognition become underrated. We let it secretly impact some of our most important life decisions without even ever realizing it.

So realize it. From now on don't just listen. Act. Follow your heart as much as you can and never look back.

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