6 Times "New Girl" Spoke to the College Experience
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6 Times "New Girl" Spoke to the College Experience

"I mean, I'm not doing squats or anything. I'm trying to eat less doughnuts." — Nick, "New Girl"

6 Times "New Girl" Spoke to the College Experience

1. Your emotions are unpredictable

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We've all been there. Remember you have 97 pages to read the night before it's due, and you have no choice but to stay up until 3 trying to comprehend the importance of the modern haiku. It is officially inevitable that you will be at least a bit emotionally unstable the next day. Just like Jess, you can jump from wanting to scream into your pillow, to wanting to eat Ben & Jerry's Half-Baked ice cream wrapped in a moderately ugly blanket from your childhood bedroom.

2. There are always people encouraging you to just go for it.

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Whether it be trying out for your college's a capella group, or talking to that guy on your floor you've been staring at from day one, there is always someone to tell you to just do it. Maybe it's your roommate, maybe it's your new best friend you met five days ago. Regardless, the support system you gain while at college will always be there to encourage you to pursue all the good - and even more likely, the bad - choices.

3. You're allowed to be as weird as you want.

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In high school it wasn't unfathomable to stay up trying to pick out an outfit, or listen to certain music just because everyone else was. Now, can wear fuzzy duck slippers or bright yellow rain boots in July and listen to folk music who's predominant audience is 40 year old moms; and guaranteed you'll find someone around who appreciates them just as much as you do.

4. Sleep is an invaluable entity that you will do anything to acquire.

Even if you don't have any homework left, there's a strong chance you've stayed up until 1 a.m. every night this week, and you definitely hated yourself for it in the morning. After your first experience having class later than your roommate you quickly learn that there is absolutely no way you plan on forgiving them for dropping their toothbrush and waking you up at 7:30. Lastly, if it means using the fact you woke up exactly 2 minutes before your alarm, you will find an excuse to take a nap.

5. The classic broke college student blues.

No matter how much money you saved before you went to college, you still somehow seem to end up with a bank account balance of $5.78. Thankfully, I've been lucky enough to attend a college where there is nowhere to spend money except the bookstore and the local Walmart. Honestly, if it wasn't for the fact that students often pay more than $500 a semester on books, maybe broke college students wouldn't be such a cliche. I mean seriously, how many concerts could I go to with that money.

6. The inevitable pit of occasional sadness.

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It might be that you miss the simple pleasure of showering without flip flops or that you believe that you physically cannot finish the essay that's due tomorrow. There will be times where you wish you could curl up in a bed that isn't a Twin XL and cry yourself to sleep as you top off that Half Baked you started in your sleep-induced emotionally unstable episode. Despite the sadness, you live in a building of people who are going through the exact same thing you are and who are usually down for a good ol' fashion vent session.

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