22 Reasons Why College Students Should Be Proud of Themselves

22 Reasons Why College Students Should Be Proud of Themselves

No matter what your major is the facts don't lie: college is hard af. There are so many reasons to be proud of yourself while we all are on this struggle bus together.

1. If you eat the same cafeteria-style food every. single. day. yet manage to survive

You never think you'll get tired of cheeseburgers and pizza; but, it happens to everyone. Be proud if you survive on the same three meals for 16 weeks.

2. If you have an 8 a.m.

In high school, going to school at 8 AM seems like a breeze. Motivation is at an all-time low for college students in the mornings.

3. If you take tests in lecture halls with 300+ students surrounding you

Because what's worse than taking a test? Taking a test in a huge lecture hall with a bunch of people you don't know, making distracting noises while you are trying to concentrate.

4. If you wake up and go to class without getting a sufficient amount of sleep

When you have a bad case of FOMO and a hard major, instead of skipping studying or fun, you become a sleep-deprived college student.

5. If you got more than 6 hours of sleep last night

Let's be honest: this doesn't actually happen.

6. If you didn't cry today

Mental breakdowns can happen anywhere, anytime on campus.

7. If you didn't walk in front of a car in attempt to avoid class or get free tuition

The sad truth is that we all have those days where we think "If I break a couple bones, I won't have to go to class. I can lay in bed and watch tv without feeling guilty." Congrats if you didn't execute those tempting thoughts.

8. If you attempted to be physically active this week

Trying to keep the weight off in college is a definite challenge. If you try to hit the gym every once in awhile, be proud.

9. If your only physical activity was walking to class

Let's be realistic- going to class with books that weigh more than us on our back is more than enough exercise for a lifetime

10. If you got a 4.0 last semester

Being a straight A student is a huge accomplishment; especially in grades 13-16.

11. If you got a 2.0 last semester

Being a college student is not easy by any means. Be proud of the classes you pass and the classes you attempted to take. Be proud of your GPA that you worked for.

12. If you don't get homesick

Learning to embrace the college life and can be a challenge. Be happy for yourself if you're one of those people who consume the college experience and make it their own.

13. If you had to go home every weekend because you missed your dog too much.

You can only stay away from the love of your life for so long. Getting home sick isn't something to be ashamed of. Be proud of where you come from and the fact that you have a wonderful life back home.

14. If you got an A on a midterm

If you finally ace a midterm that you studied for hours, be proud of yourself. In college, even the "blow off" classes aren't easy.

15. If you failed a midterm

Don't ever give up. It doesn't matter how many times you fall; what matter is how many times you get back up.

16. If you've decided your major and you're sticking to it

Deciding what you want to be when you grow up is a big decision. Be proud if you have your life planned out!

17. If you switched your major or have no clue what you want to be when you grow up

We are young. You do not have to know what you want to do for the rest of your life at 18 years old.

18. If you're barely scraping by but you're making it

College students are broke AF. Congratulations on making it through the stress and the struggle.

19. If you cannot understand a single word out of your lab TA's mouth, but you still haven't given up yet

Try to refrain from asking "aca-scuse me?" too many times.

20. If you watched a whole series of Netflix today

Binge watching Netflix while staying on top of your studies is not easy. Only talented people can achieve these types of propositions.

21. If you're involved in clubs, organizations, Greek life, etc.

If you have branched out to better yourself in an organization, then you should be proud. College isn't just about grades. It's about forming yourself into a better you.

22. If you are attending any college at this moment

College is freaking hard. Be proud through the struggle — this means that you're making an effort. Do not ever give up on your dreams, and never give up on yourself.

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."

Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."

3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."

4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.

"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.

“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. ...so are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.

Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."

25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.

"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.

"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."

30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.

"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"

32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."

34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."

35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

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6 Ways To Decorate Your Dorm Or Apartment For The Holidays On A Budget

Baby, it's cold outside.


As the holiday season approaches, it's easy to get sucked into the Pinterest vortex of holiday decorations, party favors, clothes and more. Unfortunately most of us college students don't have the money for all of this cute stuff so we have to watch for bargains or DIY it. Here are my six recommendations to get into the Christmas spirit:

1. String some festive lights in your room


I have Christmas lights hanging up in my room all year around because I love them so much, but you can find some cheap lights at Target or Walmart. You can get snowflake lights, lantern lights, normal Christmas lights or anything else that you want. Use command strips to hang them up, and soon it'll feel more relaxing and you'll be more in the Christmas spirit.

2. Use window clings


I love window clings! You stick them on from the inside (obviously) and then you can see them from the outside. I have different window clings for almost every season. If you have some old window clings that don't stick anymore, just put a little bit of water on the back of them and they'll stick like they're brand new.

3. Raid the Target dollar section


So, this depends on where you live and how often your local Target changes out their dollar section, but you would be surprised in what you could find there!

4. Hunt around for a mini tree (real or fake)


I used to have a fake little green Christmas tree with cute little ornaments but sadly I don't have it anymore nor do I have room for it anywhere in my room. A little Christmas tree in your room or on your dresser just makes everything a little bit more festive. I used to have my little Christmas tree on my dresser until my cat found it. Yeah, you know where that is going.

5. Make easy DIY decorations


Pinterest is the best website for this, well actually they're known for DIY projects. Why spend $50 on one Christmas decoration when you can do a DIY and spend only $20?

6. Use Winter themed candles


I love Bath and Body works because they always have the best sales and you can usually get something half priced or sometimes something for free! Plus everything smells so good in that store and it's so tempting to buy everything but if you come into the store with a goal, you'll leave with your goal.

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