8 struggles only commuters can understand
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8 struggles only commuters can understand

It's a rough life.

8 struggles only commuters can understand

When you apply for a college, you have to decide if you are going to be a resident or commuter. If you live really close to the college of your choice, you don't need to be a resident there. The commuter life can be a rough one.

1. The Parking

Parking is the worst especially when you're late to class and you have to park on the other side of the building because that's the only parking spots left.

2. The Traffic

The traffic is probably the worst part of commuting. It can make or break if you're on time to class. Sometimes it feels like no matter how early you leave or what way you take, you always hit traffic.

3. Arriving to class and realizing it was cancelled ten minutes ago.

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There should be a name for the feeling you get when you finally get to class and than it gets cancelled. That was an hour and a half that you could have been sleeping or binging on Grey's.

4. When your friends complain about being a resident

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You can't relate at all when your friend complains about her roommate or the fact she has to share a bathroom with an entire floor. You do have to share one with your sister if that counts.

5. The gap in between classes

Having a two hour break between classes can be rough. Some commuters find refuge in friend's dorms or some even sleep in the library or their car. I am not brave enough to sleep in the library but I do get my homework done during my breaks.

6. When you forget something at home

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For a resident if they forgot their book in their dorm that's okay, but if a commuter left their book at home well they are just out of luck.

7. Your car gets messy

When you commute, you don't really have a place to drop stuff off after classes except your car. It's a struggle keeping your car organized.

8. Club and activities

It's hard to balance school, clubs, your friends from school, your other friends and than possibly a part-time job.

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