College is all fun and games until you have an 8 a.m. class and were out until 2 a.m. the night before. I’m sure everyone has had one of these nights, and if you have, you understand the struggle of focusing in class or just being a functioning human being the next day. The cast of The Office pretty much sums up a day in the life of a sleep-deprived college student.
1. The initial wake-up
There’s nothing worse than the glaring sound of your alarm waking you up and interrupting the best part of your dream (probably where you’re about to go on a date with Zac Efron). You most likely pressed snooze several times until you realized you had 10 minutes to get to class. The only thing giving you hope is the mere thought of going back to sleep that night.
2. Getting dressed for class
Sweats, sweats, and more sweats. Today is not the day to impress anyone. Makeup is a definite no, and a cute outfit is even more out of the question. Simply getting through the day in one piece is your only concern, and you truly do not care about anything else.
3. The walk to class
You may not even remember this part of your day because the likelihood that you were sleepwalking is pretty high. Thinking about interacting with people and paying attention in class is physically bringing tears to your eyes. Your only hope is that no one bothers you or puts you in an even worse mood during your day.
4. When your professor starts talking
The sound of voices at this hour is anything but ideal. Instead of taking notes during lecture, you’re probably dreaming of your bed, dozing, or praying that your professor ends class early.
5. When your professor calls on you to answer a question
… but instead, your professor decides to call on you to answer some question you didn’t hear. You probably say, “I don’t know,” by default, or because you physically don’t have the energy to speak more than three words.
6. When you start the essay you just remembered is due tomorrow
This happens to the best of us, and most likely on the most inopportune days. Writing your introduction sentence takes a good thirty minutes, and after reading over your work, it makes little to no sense. You just pray that you get a passing grade at this point.
7. 4 pm: still regretting your decisions from last night
It’s the late afternoon and your head is still pounding. You’re probably yelling at yourself internally for your stupid decisions last night. You live and learn, even though you’ll end up doing the same exact thing next week.
8. When you hit your breaking point
Nothing went your way all day, and you finally hit your breaking point. A nice phone call to your mom to calm you down and talk some sense into you should do the trick. Or maybe relaxing and watching your favorite TV show until you feel you have gained some sanity back.
9. When it’s finally time for bed
Bedtime, a.k.a. the moment you’ve been waiting for all day. Hopefully, you have a nice roommate who will deliver a pint of Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked to your bed as a perfect ending to the longest day of your life.