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Kate Middleton is basically a household name by now, and how could this not be the case when she has the gorgeous hair, kind smile, and incredible fashion sense. With her constantly in the spotlight looking so put together, we sometimes forget that the Duchess was actually all of us in college!
Here are 18 times that Kate proved she was just like all of us.
1. Going all out in the name of school spirit
There is nothing like breaking out the war paint and screaming for your home team. Like Kate, we all love to get a little messy and make some memories with our friends.
2. Hanging out with the roomies
Some people may not get lucky in this area but for those who are best friends with their roommates, they understand the love. It's a dream come true for everyone who has always wanted to live with their best friends. It's like a sleepover that never ends.
3. Dressing up cute on the first day of school...
You got to make a good first impression on your way to school. Whether it's during your 7 A.M or 4 P.M., it's always best to dress to impress.
4. ...and wearing yoga pants for the rest of the year
And this goes all the way until the last week of school when you don't bother getting out of bed to wear pants at all.
5. Going grocery shopping and throwing in cookies, ice-cream, and every type of Pringles because your mom isn't there to say no
You'll probably regret that in a few months when the Freshman Fifteen kicks in.
6. Walking for miles from your car to your dorm carrying groceries
7. Going out for a night on the town on a Friday night
8. Being so late to class you threw on whatever your hands grabbed next
We've all been there. Our alarm doesn't go off, we press snooze a few too many times, or forget to even set an alarm and next thing you know we are running around the dorm room like Taz from Looney Toons. You throw on whatever, then run to class.
Unfortunately 9/10 times our outfits don't turn out. Although, Kate can certainly pull off this look, no matter how mismatched.
9. Pretending your walking to the same building as the cute boy you met so you have the excuse to keep talking to him
10. Sitting on the floor or standing because you're a poor college student who can't afford chairs or tables
Judging by Kate's beautiful locks, she chose the conditioner.
Probably the vegetables too.
We should just all follow her example.
11. Going on cute date with the boy you followed to class-turned-boyfriend
12. Keeping your hair long and growing because you can't afford to get it cut
13. Turning 21 and getting dressed up and going out with your best friends
14. Passing out flyers for some type of movement or protest
15. Ranting to your friends about the professor that just "doesn't understand you"
16. Getting glammed-up for those senior photos
Pick out your best outfit and make sure it's a good hair day because everyone will be viewing these photos forever... and in Kate's place that is more than true. Luckily she looks as gorgeous as ever. Does she ever have a bad hair day?
17. Walking out of your last class knowing you'll never have to write a single paper again
18. When you've graduated and realized you have no idea what you're going to do with your life
Attending a Catholic high school made it very clear in my mind that LGBTQ individuals did not fit in with society. I watched as our principle refused to allow students to invite their same-sex partners to dances. I remember our administration fighting against letting a boy on our dance team because they thought it would ruin the reputation of being a Catholic school. The way they were treated in front of me every day became the way I thought the world should treat them too. But I couldn't have been more wrong.
In season seven, episode 12 of "Grey's Anatomy," Meredith Grey encounters a patient who was trampled by horses after his partner set up a carriage ride to take them to sign their domestic partnership papers. His partner explains to Meredith that he had just wanted the day to be special because straight people get to have the most special day of their lives on their wedding day. They get the flowers, the ceremony, the reception, the gifts. At this point in time, all members of the LGBTQ got was their signature on a piece of paper.
I remember something inside of me being moved at the thought of someone simply being in love and not being able to celebrate it because people thought it was "weird" or "unnatural." I put myself in the reverse situation and thought about how much it would break my heart if society did not accept the fact that I want to marry my wonderful boyfriend some day. I cried during the scene in the show because even though it was acting, I could see just how important these two people were to each other and all of the unnecessary barriers they had to cross just to prove that their love was the same as anyone else's.
Maybe this moment was extremely late in my life to have the realization of how hard it must be for LGBTQ people to find happiness in our society, but I am glad I had that realization at all.
Certain religions crucify the LGBTQ community, saying they will go to hell for sexuality because it is a sin. Personally, I have a hard time believing that God could condemn anyone for showing another human being unconditional love.
It scares me how poisonous our society can be at times. 10 years ago, if you asked me how I felt about people in the LGBTQ community, I would probably (wrongfully) say that they freaked me out. These days, while you won't necessarily see me at a Pride parade, you will see me hyping up and supporting my awesome gay best friend to go after his crush. You will see me taking girls hitting on me as a compliment rather than something weird. You will see me openly supporting gay rights because it is the right things to do, human to human.
The saying "love is love" is so simple, yet so incredibly true.
I can't help how much I love my boyfriend and I would never in a million years expect someone to tell me to stop. Who are we to tell members of the LGBTQ community to stay in some box society and religion have built? We aren't. Love is love and you can never and will never be able to put rules and restrictions on a feeling.