Bad College Habits I Should Break this Year

Bad College Habits I Should Break this Year

Maybe I shouldn't watch Netflix till 3 a.m. on a weeknight...
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Binge Watching Netflix

Let's face it, we've all done it. While having tests and assignments piling on one another, we soon find ourselves on Netflix. Maybe watching Orange is the New Black on a weeknight isn't one of the best ideas.

Having my Dorm a Mess

Sometimes, i feel like I'm driving my roommate crazy with dirty clothes and dishes here and there. Unfortunately, it takes me a bit longer to realize that I need to clean, and even longer to actually do it.

Spending Money on Things I Don't Need

I'm the type of person that would go into Target planning to spend $5, but come out spending $50. And maybe I can have another meal at the caf rather than eating out...

Overpacking

When packing up to leave for college, I'll look at a cute jacket in my closet I haven't worn in 3 years, promise myself I'd wear it more often and put it in the suitcase. But at the end of the year, I'll find it in the back of my closet realizing I haven't worn it once throughout the whole school year.

Eating Unhealthy Food

Sure, a treat here and there is okay, but having your meal mostly consisting of ice cream and cookies? Probably not the best idea. And believe me, I am guilty of this. On multiple occasions.

Saying Yes Too Much

I feel like this would be the hardest habit to break. When I have too much homework to do, and too many tests to study for, I shouldn't say yes when my boss asks me to work that night, or if my friends want to hang out. Because then in the morning I find myself having a mental breakdown. I'll just have to remind myself that school comes first, and hope for the best.

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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To The Girl Who Always Puts Her Love Life Before Everything Else, Don't Do That

Don't let yourself miss out on life just because you want a boyfriend.

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As a twenty-something, everywhere you look on social media you see all of your friends either getting married, having kids or exploiting their so-called #goals relationships.

For those of us who are single and are just living our best life, it can be annoying and a little discouraging.

Speaking as a single lady, my Instagram feed is filled with my friends who are in relationships, getting engaged/married, or having kids. Everyone has their own pace in life, but I can't help but feel like they're missing out.

Most of them did these big life events within two years of graduation. We graduated high school less than five years ago.

I'm not saying these people shouldn't pursue these relationships. I am a firm believer in doing what makes you happy, however, I am concerned that they aren't seeing the world. Most of the people still live in my ridiculously small hometown and never got a chance to leave.

Even if you decide to go back afterward, you should still leave your hometown for a little bit to see what else is out there.

How will you ever know if you like something if you never try?

Maybe you and your high school sweetheart's relationship will work out, they sometimes do. But I wish that more women my age would go out and live their lives a little before settling down so soon.

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