Let's face it. Some of us can't afford the luxury of asking mom and dad to fund our college experience. While it can be hectic and well, honestly, miserable, students who work while trying to get a degree tend to be more productive with their time than those who aren't. Here are some GIFs that describe what it's like to work while in college:

1. The "I'm thrilled to be getting out of bed again for work" GIF

Its early mornings and late nights... even on the weekends.

2. The "I just work here" GIF

...And you're taking 4 classes.

4. The "I only ever see my coworkers" GIF

At the end of the day when your head finally hits your pillow, you start to question where your social life went.

5. The "I'm getting paid today" GIF


But when that pay check rolls around, what a sweet, sweet feeling it is.

Just remember, if anyone ever asks you how you maintain your 4.0 while working 20 hours a work, anything is possible when you lie.