6 Realizations I Have Had In College
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6 Realizations I Have Had In College

Why is laundry so expensive?

6 Realizations I Have Had In College
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How many clothes I go through in one week

I thought I packed a lot of clothes, but every week (let's be real, week and a half) it seems like I'm washing all of them. Laundry day is also no fun when two out of the five washing machines in the building don't work.

I actually do miss food from back home

When I left for college, I didn't think food would matter that much; I usually eat anything in front of me. Now, though, I can't wait to go home on break and eat at my favorite restaurants with my friends. Cafe Nova is great and all, but I don't know how much longer I can go without eating Indian food my mom made or the penne vodka pizza from Nonna's.

It's absurdly easy to just... not go to class*

Do you know how many times I've had to force myself to go to Business Statistics? It's only been three weeks. At college, there really isn't anyone to pressure you into going, and you have to do it yourself. It's just so appealing to sleep in. I'll go to all of my Business Stat classes next week, though. I promise.

*Please go to class, though.

Waking up for an 8:30 class is much harder than waking up at 6:30 for high school.

The reason it's so hard for me to wake up for Statistics is because it's at 8:30. I don't know what happened, because I used to wake up earlier for high school every day. There's nothing inspirational I can say here. Just power through that 8:30, go home, and take a nap.

Sometimes, I get too busy to be homesick

This is probably one of the worst realizations I have had. Over the last three weeks, I've felt more and more at home at college, which is incredible. However, I haven't been calling home or talking to my friends as much as I used to because I'll always be out or doing homework (or sleeping). I'm bad at time management, what's new?

Settling in is easy. Then it's not. Then it is.

The first week felt like summer camp. I thought I would be back home with my family and friends after it was over. Turns out, college keeps going on. Weird.

It was hard contending with the fact that I couldn't just go home. Acclimation is gradual, and it definitely gets better every day.

Let me know if you've experienced any of these!

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