9 Anime GIFs That Accurately Describe My First Few Weeks of College

9 Anime GIFs That Accurately Describe My First Few Weeks of College

My life can only be summed up as a series of anime images

The first few weeks of college have been some of the most exciting, confusing, and humbling ones yet. I feel that there is only one way to completely and accurately express my range of experiences — through anime GIFs.

1. Auditioning for performing arts groups

This gif from Love Live! pretty much sums up all of the dance and a cappella groups that always avidly encourage new performers to audition every year. And although auditions take up quite a bit of time, they're super fun to go to and a great opportunity to make new friends.

2. Staying up late to do readings and problem sets

Takamiya Naho from Orange is actually me falling asleep in the middle of readings. I stay up so late to finish homework that I wake up a little disoriented even when I get my full eight hours.

3. Waking up and running late to class

...because you stayed up too late the night before doing homework. Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon), you are a seasoned veteran of running to class late daily.

4. Eating too much food at the dining halls

RoMa has really good food okay? You should have seen me on taco night with four full plates of tacos and as much delicious, savoury meat I could reasonably fit. My rate of food consumption rivals Kageyama Tobio's in Haikyuu's barbecue episode.

5. And finally eat some food that reminds you of home

My first bowl of instant ramen took my back to my lazy summer vacation days I spent at home. You can bet I ate them up in one gulp like Naruto.

6. Awkward exercising to avoid the Freshman Fifteen

This gif from Dragon Ball is a good reflection of the weird exercises I'll do in my dorm's common room. Unfortunately, the freshman fifteen is still very very real.

7. Even more awkward meetings with professors

I'm not the only person in awe of the pure genius that I get to interact with in the classroom on a daily basis, right? I get so nervous meeting these amazing, accomplished professors for the first time, that I feel as awkward as Maki Nishikino from Love Live! tripping over herself.

8. Relaxing for one day and being suddenly behind

I decided to chill for one weekend and suddenly, I found myself three units behind in all of my classes. Pikachu watering that flower is, in essence, me trying to catch up and understand just what is going on in physics class.

9. Having a really great new group of friends

But no matter how college starts for you, Princeton does a pretty good job of giving you tons of new friends through International Orientation, OA/CA trips, Zee groups, and clubs. Above is legit footage (from Spirited Away) of me and my new crew of great friends chilling in our free time.

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11 Things 20-Year-Olds Who Look 12 Are Tired Of Hearing

No, I don't need a kids' menu, thank you very much.

I used to just laugh it off when someone thought I was 12 years old back when I was in high school, but now that I am three years deep into college getting ready to graduate, I don’t laugh anymore. If you are in the same situation as me looking like a child trying to get into a bar/club and the bouncer is questioning if your ID is fake, please read on — you may relate very much. Here are 11 things 20+ year-olds who look 12 are tired of hearing:

1. I didn’t know they let 12-year-olds work here.

Nope. They don’t.

2. What school do you go to?

Me: Florida State.

Person: University?!

3. *Tries to get a sample at Target* Is your parent nearby?

Let me FaceTime my mom really quick and ask her permission for this protein bar sample.

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4. *Server at a restaurant* Here you go, sweetie. What can I get you, darling? Hi, honey, how are you?

You are no more than three years older than me, there is no need for "sweetie."

5. It’s your birthday? Happy Birthday! How old now, fourteen/fifteen?

6. You look so much older when you wear makeup.

Is that supposed to be a compliment?

7. Wow, you're how old? You look like you are twelve.

Have you seen a twelve-year-old lately?

8. You probably just look young because you're short.

9. *Tries to flirt with a guy* You're a little too young for me I think.

I'm your age. Maybe even older.

10. Are you old enough to see this movie? Can I see your ID please?

11. You're going to be so thankful when you are in your 50's.

So I've been told. Hopefully, it's worth it.

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My Journey To Closure Started With An Honest Conversation With Myself

As a tweet once beautifully read: “Do you really want 'closure' or do you want an excuse to talk to him again in case he has had enough time to come up with the right words to say for you to settle?"


Almost two months to the day and I still find myself constantly struggling to close this chapter of my life.

I have prayed more times in the past two months than I can remember doing in the past 18 years.

I have prayed for peace.

I have prayed for healing.

Unanswered prayers may be the reason people dance with the devil.

I have cut the stem of the flower you planted in my soul but I have yet to dig out the root.

This can only be done if I back to see if I could pinpoint exact moments when I fell in love.


I have never invited anybody to Thanksgiving dinner in my life. I was even nervous to ask you. Yet there you were with my family, laughing and conversing. To me, making a man a plate was like a "wifely duty." You're the only man I've ever made a plate.


I think about the time when you came to the realization we wouldn't be together and I cried in your bed and you wiped my tears. Then you cried seeing me cry and I don't know if I've ever seen anything more beautiful. It was the moment I knew that even if we weren't connected, our souls were somehow intertwined.


I was thinking about the night in January when I had a little too much to drink. I showed up at your house while we were in some minuscule argument and I climbed in your bed and we continued to bicker back and forth because you were so upset with me. I went and laid on the couch and you came to get me and told me to come back to bed and you held me. I thought that was our way of making peace; a treaty. I tried to hold your arm and you said, "No, we're not being lovey-dovey. I brought you in here so you can be comfortable because this is how we usually sleep." I knew that was special. Being upset, but being able to sacrifice that for a moment for my comfortability.

You're the only person I've shared a bed with; who has made the fire in my soul not smolder but feel at peace. I don't know if I can explain why it worked that way or how, but it did.

I've been trying to figure out what was in me that you chose to commit to.

Until reality sank in and it hit me.

You didn't want to commit to me.

I don't know if you ever would have.

I realized no matter how strong the connection I thought we had between us was authentic and one of a kind...your connection to her is stronger because she has something that made you do something you swore you didn't want or have the attention to give: commitment.

In its truest form.

I'll never be able to combat that.

That was it.

That's the closure.

The realization you never really wanted to be with me, to begin with.

I didn't need to have a conversation with you to realize that.

I needed to have an honest conversation with myself.

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