College is a great time to make friends and memories to carry along for the rest of your life. The only time when college is not fun, though, is when you’re 20 and all of your friends are turning 21.
It’s at this time that spring and summer babies wished they had been born in the fall and winter. It’s hard watching all of your friends turn one year older, and all of a sudden they get to do a lot of fun things.
While the wait might be excruciating, here is a list of relatable experiences for those who are still suffering through the rest of their “20th” year:
1. When all of your friends get excited about going out, and then they remember your age.
It’s never fun to be the baby of the group, especially when all of your friends are ready to get down and have some fun. Everyone seems to have this great plan in mind, and then they remember you’re a part of the group as well, but the only problem is… you’re not 21. When this happens, you give your friends the whole “I’ll be fine, please go without me” speech, and to your luck, they end up going out leaving you behind.
2. When it’s your friends 21st birthday and everyone wants to get a drink at dinner.
Two words: Designated Driver. That is your title while you wait for your age to turn from 20 to 21. When your friends need a ride, you’re the first person they call because they know you can’t drink with them. At least you know that whenever the glorious day comes and it’s your birthday, the tables will finally have turned on your friends. You will soon be calling them up for a ride.
4. When you have 3 months left until your birthday, but then you remember how long that actually is.
Three months isn’t that long, right? Wrong. It’s a long time to go when you’re 20, and even your friends who have late birthdays like you are still turning 21 before you. Now you really are the last one to turn 21! You feel as though time could not move any slower. 24 hour days turn into 445 hour days when it comes to counting down the time until your birthday.
5. When you actually can go out, but you can’t drink.
It’s probably one of the most awkward feelings in the world when you hand your license to the bouncer at a bar and he just yells, “Next” when he realizes your age. 18 and up bars are great, but you feel so young around your friends who are showing off their neon green and pink wristbands.
One of these days, though, your 20-year-old days will be over, and the real fun will begin.