I will never EVER understand why people say they miss high school. Sure, I miss some friends and some teachers, but overall high school wasn’t that great. I wasn’t a fan, and couldn’t wait to get out of there. Now that I’m in college, I am SO much happier.
College is the absolute best and here are some reasons why:
You get (some) freedom in high school, but not nearly as much as college. You don't have a seven-hour school day anymore. I have two to three classes a day and can schedule them for whenever I want! After I have class, I can do whatever I want. I can stay on campus to study, go get lunch, or go home and take a nap. The freedom is amazing!
2. Chill People
In college, everyone is struggling with school. No one cares what you are wearing or who you hang out with. It seems like everyone is more “chill” in college. I feel like I can be myself in college.
3. Living by yourself
I love you family and I miss you always, but there is something about being on your own. Yes, it can get lonely. Yes, I miss my family. Living by yourself is so freeing. Being able to choose to eat whatever (and whenever) you want is awesome. I can go to bed whenever I want and I can be as messy as I want.
4. Being treated like an adult
This might be the best one. College students are adults, and we are treated as them! You don’t have to ask to go to the bathroom during class. You don’t even have to stay in class if you don’t want to. Professors know that it’s the students’ choice to be there, so they don’t care if you stay or go. I’m not sure why you have to ask to go to the bathroom during class in high school, but that’s just not right.
5. There’s always something going on
It seems like there’s always an even going on. Whether it’s a party, karaoke in the cafeteria or whatever, there’s always something. If you’re bored in college, that’s your own fault. You just have to be able to step out of your comfort zone and go out there!
In the end, college is an awesome time to figure out who you are, make new friends, and learn of course. Be yourself and go out of your comfort zone sometimes. And of course, remember to study!