5 Things That Only Happen In College

5 Things That Only Happen In College

College is a weird place, but you know you love it.
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Your time in college is a time unlike any other that you have or will experience in your life. You're kind of an adult, but you're not really considered an adult yet. You kind of have responsibilities, but not really. It's weird. It's confusing. It's hard. It's exhausting. But more than anything, it's so much fun. And needless to say, there are definitely a lot of things that only happen in college.

Here are a few.

1. Getting milkshakes in the middle of the night With people you don't really know

This is especially common at the beginning of freshman year. One time my roommate and I got milkshakes at 1 a.m. with two people we had just met that night. We're still friends with one of them, but we've never talked to the other person since that night.

2. Staying up all night to write a paper

In high school, you probably had your mom on your back all the time keeping you from procrastinating until the very last minute, but in college, that's not the case. And to be honest, you kind of wish your mom was there to bug you about that paper so you wouldn't end up falling asleep with your laptop in your lap and still wearing your glasses.

3. Crying every time you see a dog on campus

Okay. Let's be real. Everybody cries a little when they see a dog, whether they're in college or not, but when you're in college, you don't necessarily get to see a dog every day. Plus, you have to live with the sadness of knowing you're not allowed to have a dog in your dorm.

4. Making friends really quickly

It's so funny. You meet someone, really like them, and then, suddenly, it's two months later and you realize you spend every free moment you have with them. But you love it (and them) so much.

5. Being in a coffee shop more than your dorm

Let's be real. Your dorm is just for sleeping. You're never actually there.

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Let's be real: you and your roommate have said these things at least one to each other.

1. "Can you turn the light off?"

2. "We probably shouldn't go out for dinner again...right?"

*Complains about not having money* *Spends $8 on Chipotle three times a week*

3. "I always pick where we go"

This is a fight you have with your roommate almost every day when you're roommate is as indecisive as mine.

4. "Do you have my keys?"

5. "Can you pick me up?"

6. "Is it hot in here?"

7. "Does this outfit look stupid?"

The answer is usually yes. No offense.

8. "Can you throw this out for me?"

9. "Can we get ice cream?"

10. "I need coffee."

This text is usually sent when you know your roomie is out running errands... errands you know are near a Starbucks.

11. "Can you tell me what happened?"

12. "Are you asleep?"

There have been times where I couldn't tell if you were asleep or dead... and I had to say this out loud to check if you were alive.

13. "Check your DM's."

*Cracks up in the middle of nowhere* *Catches a weird stare from your roomie across the room*

14. "Can you plug this in for me?"

15. "Can you pick a movie?"

Another instance where "I always pick" happens.

16. "Look at this girl's Instagram."

*Chucks phone across the room at roommate*

17. "Can you call me?"

18. "Can we meet up?"

19. "Can you help me find my phone?"

*Tries to leave the house to do something* *Loses phone* Every. Time.

20. "What should we do tonight?"

*Tries to get ready to do something fun* *Ends up staying in for another girls' night*

21. "Why isn't everyone as great as us?"

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Goodbye School, Hello Real World

I'm ready for ya!

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It's starting to hit me.

I've been in school, year after year, since kindergarten. Maybe even pre-school!

Now, I'm about to graduate with my bachelors in communication and I couldn't be more proud of myself. I'll say it. I often sugarcoat it or suppress it but d*mn it. I'm going to applaud myself. It was hard work. It took a lot of motivation, determination, (caffeine), and willpower to get to where I am today. I worked my ass off.

That being said, I can't help but think... What is life without due dates? What is life like without scrambling to turn in an assignment that's due at 11:59 PM? What is life like with actual sleep? Sleep? I don't know her.

Like I keep telling my boyfriend and my parents, I don't have it all figured out. At least not right now. But I will, and I'm in no rush to land my dream job right now. If anything, I want to take a year to myself. I want to travel. I want to sleep in if I d*mn well please! I want to read as many books as I want. I want to write till my fingers fall off (OK, maybe not that).

You get the jist.

I'm free. I can do and be whatever I want. And you know what? That's terrifying.

I'm lost. I've followed this structure for so long. Now what?

I don't have all the answers yet. But for now, at least right at this very moment, I'm so thankful to have been able to receive such an amazing education. And to be able to say I'm graduating with my bachelors in communication at 21 is an accomplishment in itself.

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