55 Things I Would Rather Do Than Study For Finals

55 Things I Would Rather Do Than Study For Finals

Become allergic to pizza.

It's that wonderful time of year again where every college student has the same look of defeat, exhaustion and despair. Do I really have to study? Who came up with the idea of finals anyway, especially cumulative ones? I can barely remember what I had for breakfast, never mind what I learned in January. I am so ready to finally go home, sleep in and never have to open another word document again...well for four months that is. Here's a list of some of the many things that I would rather do than study for my final exams.

1. Shave my legs, especially around the ankle and knee

2. Get food poisoning

3. Have to eat another meal of grilled chicken and rice

4. Sleep through a week of hot nights with no window fan

5. Poke a fork in my eye

6. Stress eat myself into a food coma

7. Pack up my entire room by myself

8. Pull out my eyelashes one by one

9. Have to wear a strapless bra all day

10. Go through and delete all of my emails

11. Be told I can only spend $10 at Target

12. Get a paper cut every time I touch a piece of paper

13. Have to look like a real human for the last week of classes

14. Lick my dorm's toilet seat

15. Go for a run - I hate running

16. Wear jeans for a week

17. Go to a dentist appointment instead of my final exam

18. Have Donald Trump do my makeup

19. Ruin my Snapchat streaks

20. Give up coffee

21. Become allergic to pizza

22. Have a Britney Spears moment and shave my head

23. Get banned from ice cream parlors

24. Go back in time so I'm not 21

25. Never drink wine again

26. Sit in church for an entire day

27. Eat paper

28. Listen to nails on a chalkboard

30. Teach my mom what an emoji is

31. Go back to wearing the colorfully patterned underwear your mom would buy you in packages at Walmart

32. Listen to One Direction

33. Lay on the beach all day with no sunscreen - I'm pale and Scottish

34. Donate all my leggings

35. Give up wearing Uggs - I have like 10 pairs

36. Eat brussel sprouts for every meal

37. Only be able to talk in rhyme

38. Have my period for a month

39. Wake up at 5am every day - no naps allowed

40. Sit through a musical

41. Learn to sing ... well

42. Get an aversion to dogs

43. Have my computer crash

44. Attend a Taylor Swift concert

45. Always get stuck behind a slow driver no matter where you're going

46. Wear heels with every outfit

47. Smell my shoes after a long shift at work

48. Lose my debit card

49. Get a job at the DMV

50. Say 'hi' to my worst enemy every day

51. Take all my classes with my least favorite professor

52. Walk on hot rocks at the beach in bare feet

53. Make crocs fashionable

54. Lose all the pictures on my phone

55. Write this article

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it


Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

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Goodbye School, Hello Real World

I'm ready for ya!


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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