Answers to the Most Frequent Questions College Students Get
Start writing a post
Community

Answers to the Most Frequent Questions College Students Get

You start college believing you know everything, but soon realize you can't even answer questions about yourself. Do not get me started on Thanksgiving because the number of times family asks questions you barely can answer is ridiculous.

53
Answers to the Most Frequent Questions College Students Get
https://www.pexels.com/photo/people-looking-at-laptop-computer-1595391/

College is not only the place where you cram information from about five classes in your head but it is also the place where you answered everything unanswered question about yourself. Basically, college is your prep for adulting and this means every family member and friend you have not heard from in ages will be asking about it. Below I provide answers for those family member and friends when you do not know how to answer since I have been in the situation countless of times.


1. How are your classes?

Honestly, there is no one answer because it is a love and hate relationship. I will not be able to tell how they went until after the exams because I never truly how my classes are going in college. I could feel good about all my assignments and fail my exams, which means I fail the course, or feel so-so about the other assignments and ace the exams. College is a gamble. My feelings towards my classes are a gamble because they depend on the day and the task.

No one will not have a good answer since there is no way to know until the end of the courses.

2. Did you gain the Freshman 15?

The infamous Freshman 15 question. For some reason, everyone believes, as a college student, you will gain a bunch of weight before coming home. That just is not true and depends on how that person reacts to stress and life on their own. However, family and friends tend to be nosey and see if you gained the weight.

In my opinion, the question should be, is that any of their business? So what if I did or didn't? How about they ask about my mental stability instead?

This one is a hard question to tackle because my only response would be to clap back because my weight should not be the topic of discussion since it does not affect my day to day life. If you do not want to respond or comment, redirect the question. My favorite way to do that is by either shoving whatever food I have in my mouth or by bringing up something else school-related.

3. Are you getting enough sleep?

"What is sleep? I'm supposed to be getting EIGHT HOURS?! You're sure naps don't help?" is immediately what pops into all college students' heads, including mine.

Sleep is hard to come by in college. Among doing assignments for class, participating in extracurricular activities, going to work, and going to parties, I sleep when I can. If you expect me to do all that while figuring out who I am as an adult and get enough to sleep, you have me messed up. I know naps do not help my sleep schedule but I barely have a daily schedule. I AM TRYING, OKAY?

5. How are you balancing it all?

I"m not. I am juggling it all as if I am a beginner juggler. I complete all my tasks but there is always something else for me to do and it just continues to pile. Basically, I get everything done but I have no idea how.

There are few college students who truly know how to balance their work, the rest of us have no idea how we're doing it all and doing it well.

6. Are you seeing anyone? 

I barely have enough time to look in the mirror much less to be seeing someone. I'm in college, why do I need to start thinking about marriage? You want me to have kids before 30? I'm barely going to have a career at 30. Why re you rushing me? I'm in college and wanna live my life.

College is about self-exploration and prep for the real world. I am not #adulting yet.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Olivia White

"The American flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies from the last breath of each solider who died protecting it."

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Separation Anxiety in Pets

Separation anxiety in pets is a real thing and recognizing the warning signs is important.

214347

Since March, Covid-19 required most of the world to quarantine in their homes. Majority of people ended up working from home for nearly five months. This meant pet owners were constantly with their pets giving them attention, playing with them, letting them out etc. Therefore, when the world slowly started to open up again and pet owners began returning to normal life work schedules away from the home, pet owners noticed a difference in the way their pet acted. Many pets develop separation anxiety especially during this crazy time when majority people were stuck inside barely leaving the house.

Keep Reading... Show less
Robert Bye on Unsplash

I live by New York City and I am so excited for all of the summer adventures.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The invention of photography

The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.

366371

The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers

1766168

Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

1119813
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series

996754
Netflix

Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

655389
Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments