Being a fangirl isn't easy for anyone, but in college, it can be even harder. In case you're one of the ones who sit in your dorm wondering why you're 18 years old and still haven't gotten your letter from Hogwarts (yes Dumbledore, I'm still waiting) or why you're still pining over bands and fictional characters, just sit back and relax. You're not the only one. There's lot of us. And here are eight ways to survive the hardships of being a fangirl in college.
1. Accept that you're stuck in real school with the Muggles of the world
I know the feeling, you've been waiting since you were 11 for your Hogwarts acceptance letter, and here you are, seven years later, still waiting. It's time to move on. Try and keep your powers to yourself and control them. Yeah, I know being stuck with all the muggles really sucks but you just gotta remind yourself constantly that they just don't understand your magic.
2. Just think, every day you're a little closer to graduating and getting a job with a real salary that you can buy your own merch. and tickets with.
If your parents are anything like mine, they'd much rather spend their hard earned money on important things like college tuition, taxes, and food than on 5SOS' "Sounds Live Feels Live'' concert tickets. So, everyday that you sit in class wondering to yourself why you're putting yourself through that, just remember that you're one day closer to getting your degree and getting an adult job with an adult salary. Then, you can buy all the tickets and merch. you want! (Hey mom, there's always Christmas though...)
3. Finding friends with the same interests! Real! Life! Friends!
When you were in high school, odds are you were stuck with the same people you had grown up with. In college, you're starting over and meeting so many new people, and you're going to find someone who shares the same interests as you. And the two, three, four, however many of you there are, are going to bond over that. It'll be great. From someone who went from having only a couple of friends with the same interests as me in high school to having a bunch in college, it's great and honestly so rewarding.
4. If you start to get lonely or homesick, you always have your fictional friends to fall back on.
You graduated high school with your best friends and now you guys are all over the place. Maybe you go to the same school, or maybe you're in a different state, or even a different time zone. The point is, sometimes it's hard to get ahold of them when you need them. And your college friends are great, they really are. I love mine to death, but there are some things they just wouldn't understand because they weren't there for it. That's when your fictional friends come in. They're always there for you. You can find them in the same place all the time, and even though they're not real and are figments of the imagination, a lot of characters do really help people out. So, if you get lonely or homesick, you can just pick up your favorite book and it's a little piece of home with you.
5. You don't need a real boy/girlfriend! All you need is your favorite character.
Who wants to go through the pain of a heartbreak? Especially when you're in the middle of figuring out what exactly you want to do with the rest of your life. The boys in your books, shows, bands, etc. won't hurt you! And just think of how cool it will be at Thanksgiving when your relatives start asking about your love life you can just say "Oh, my boyfriend Calum Hood is busy promoting his new album Sounds Good Feels Good that went straight to #1 so he couldn't make it."
6. Tom Hiddleston. Enough said.
I mean come on, what more do you need besides that angelic face telling you that he believes in you?!
7. You already know what to do in a crisis and can control yourself instead of panicking.
Let's face it, college is a stressful time for everyone. At some point in time you're going to break down in tears so you might as well accept it. If you're a fangirl, though, you're used to the constant tears and stress, so you're well equipped to handle college. I mean come on, if I was able to continue going to school after Zayn left One Direction, I think I can handle 3 essays, 2 tests, 1 group project, and 4 quizzes all in the same day.
8. Just accept yourself. Be true to you and all that jazz.
College is different than high school. People aren't judging you over every little thing. You don't have to worry about whether what you like is "cool" or not. Staying true to who you are is easier than ever. You're awesome. Treat yo self.