26 Stages Of Syllabus Week As Told By 'Shameless'

26 Stages Of Syllabus Week As Told By 'Shameless'

Let's get SYLLY like Frank Gallagher.

Syllabus week is upon us. Some refer to it as "chillabus week." Some call it a celebration. Some even refer to it as a holiday more important than Christmas. This week is a time where classes are short, optimism is high and fun is never ending. The beauty of this week is something that college kids everywhere can appreciate. Although I might be one of the few that are a part of the "Shameless" fandom, I know that I'm not the only one who is beyond thrilled for this celebratory time. So here's the cast with the stages of this sylly week.

1. When you reunite with your roommates after being separated during winter break.

2. But the fun doesn't last because you all have to unpack from the 3+ weeks you were gone.

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3. It's Tuesday and you still don't have your classes figured out.

4. Everyone and their brother is waiting for advising.

5. Having to go grocery shopping to restock your entire pantry.

6. Realizing that it's the first week of classes and you actually have to show up.

7. But then you realize that you'll only be going over the syllabus and you won't actually learn anything.

8. It's 20 minutes into your first class and the professor already starts lecturing.

9. When your homework is to just get the syllabus signed.

10. Showing up at the bar with your friends for the first time this year.

11. Then you go out every other night this week.

12. When your favorite door guy thought he saw the last of you.

13. When you realize the class your friend convinced you to take is actually really hard.

14. Reconsidering that 8 a.m. class you signed up for.

15. That professor who goes over the syllabus in 15 minutes and then releases you.

16. When your professor tells you the assigned textbook and it's $200.

17. And you have to have it by Friday.

18. Getting homework assigned on the first day.

19. Walking into that class you know is going to be an easy A.

20. "You can only miss 2 classes this semester."

21. Walking into class 15 minutes late because it's your fourth semester and you still get lost on campus.

22. When your roommate is ready to comfort you after you come home from your hardest class.

23. When you and your best friend have a class together and you can't shut up.

24. Realizing that one of your classes is all the way across campus.

25. When your roommate asks if you're going to your second day of class.

26. Looking at your syllabus on Sunday when the week is ending and realizing how screwed you are for the semester.

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A Thank you To all The Things That Didn't Work Out

Everything really does happen for a reason.


When something does not work out as planned, our immediate thoughts are overwhelming. I have sat up many nights, staring at the ceiling, wondering why things did not work out as planned. I know sometimes you feel as if the whole world is coming down on you. I know you are frustrated at the mystery of events that could take place.

Trust me, it will get better and work out in a way you never would've imagined.

When you wallow in self-pity after things not working out, you are only hindering your success. You know when everything will get better? It will get better when you start believing in yourself. It will get better when you start to love yourself for who you are and push yourself to your fullest potential.

Life has many different paths and obstacles that we, as human beings, are faced with every day.

When we do not have a choice on the outcome of particular situations, it is hard to see the positive side.

Take a minute to close your eyes and think about the last time something did not work out as planned. Were you optimistic and positive? If not, take this advice from me.

To my 6th grade relationship where I acted out the "Romeo and Juliet" scene for my first kiss, thank you. To the immature middle-school drama, thank you. To dance auditions, thank you. To falling in love with one specific college, thank you. To having a crazy freshman year experience, thank you.

Now, these are just a handful of events that did not go as planned for me personally. I can truthfully say, with all of these "losses," I gained so much more. Sometimes we do not even realize that the plans we are making for our lives may not be the best. The plans that are meant to work out always do.

So, to the girl that is crying for not making the cheer team, say thank you.

To the guy that is frustrated about his career path, say thank you.

To the child that is left out in a friend group, say thank you.

You will one day see the path that IS meant to work out after that one "planned" path did not. It is so important to understand that you are not alone. Every single human being on this earth has once thought of a plan, only to have it destructed by a new one. Without control, without a say, our life plan can change in a blink.

So, to all the things that did not work out, thank you.

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