Being In College As Told By Michelle Tanner

Being In College As Told By Michelle Tanner

Having fun in college? You got it, dude!

With the premiere of "Fuller House" on Netflix at the end of this week, everyone I know is counting down the days. If you are like me, you grew up with the Tanners. I am basically the fourth Tanner child (or so I think.) While I love them all, Michelle, the youngest child, is definitely my favorite. She is funny, cute, and tells it like it is. I always thought I had a deep connection to Michelle, but never knew she would be there for me during college though. After coming to college, I realized that Michelle is basically any college kid on any campus at some point in their life. Take it away, Michelle...

When you fail your exam.

(Sorry, Mom, I really did try.)

But somehow pass the next one (just barely.)

When someone asks you what you had for lunch.

Number one cause of freshman fifteen: dining hall ice cream

When you're running late to class.

When your professors say they are taking attendance tomorrow, but never do.

When you have tons of stuff to do, but decide to binge-watch Netflix instead.

When your friend asks you if you turned in your assignment (due in 10 minutes) that you forgot about.

When all you want to do is have a home-cooked meal and watch a movie with your mom.


But, when someone asks you if you miss home...

I have never looked back (sniff, sniff.)

Any night before an exam.

They never warned you at orientation about how many late nights would be spent studying.

When you get your long-awaited paycheck, tax return, deposit from your parents, etc.

(This feeling usually disappears in a day.)

When you want to do something, but everyone else has other plans.

I guess I will go get dinner by myself then.

When it is finally your birthday.

Birthdays become a big deal in college.

When your mom asks why you bought a dozen Insomnia Cookies at 1 a.m.

R.I.P. half my paycheck.

When an apartment complex calls you 1000 times to see if you're interested in leasing.

NO! I don't want to live there, STOP CALLING ME.

EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. (Except for nights out.)

Walking to class, especially.

When your friends transfer or graduate.

Do you not love me anymore?

When your school beats your rival team.

When you realize you made the right choice with your college decision.

Could you imagine being anywhere else?

And finally, when someone tells you to enjoy college, because it is some of the best years of your life.

Thanks, Michelle, for telling us the real truth about college!

Although Michelle will not be on the new spin-off, she will always be in our hearts. WE WILL MISS YOU!

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To The Friends I Won't Talk To After High School

I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.


So, for the last four years I’ve seen you almost everyday. I’ve learned about your annoying little brother, your dogs and your crazy weekend stories. I’ve seen you rock the awful freshman year fashion, date, attend homecoming, study for AP tests, and get accepted into college.

Thank you for asking me about my day, filling me in on your boy drama and giving me the World History homework. Thank you for complimenting my outfits, laughing at me presenting in class and listening to me complain about my parents. Thank you for sending me your Quizlets and being excited for my accomplishments- every single one of them. I appreciate it all because I know that soon I won’t really see you again. And that makes me sad. I’ll no longer see your face every Monday morning, wave hello to you in the hallways or eat lunch with you ever again. We won't live in the same city and sooner or later you might even forget my name.

We didn’t hang out after school but none the less you impacted me in a huge way. You supported my passions, stood up for me and made me laugh. You gave me advice on life the way you saw it and you didn’t have to but you did. I think maybe in just the smallest way, you influenced me. You made me believe that there’s lots of good people in this world that are nice just because they can be. You were real with me and that's all I can really ask for. We were never in the same friend group or got together on the weekends but you were still a good friend to me. You saw me grow up before your eyes and watched me walk into class late with Starbucks every day. I think people like you don’t get enough credit because I might not talk to you after high school but you are still so important to me. So thanks.

With that said, I truly hope that our paths cross one day in the future. You can tell me about how your brothers doing or how you regret the college you picked. Or maybe one day I’ll see you in the grocery store with a ring on your finger and I’ll be so happy you finally got what you deserved so many guys ago.

And if we ever do cross paths, I sincerely hope you became everything you wanted to be. I hope you traveled to Italy, got your dream job and found the love of your life. I hope you have beautiful children and a fluffy dog named Charlie. I hope you found success in love before wealth and I hope you depended on yourself for happiness before anything else. I hope you visited your mom in college and I hope you hugged your little sister every chance you got. She’s in high school now and you always tell her how that was the time of your life. I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.

And hey, maybe I’ll see you at the reunion and maybe just maybe you’ll remember my face. If so, I’d like to catch up, coffee?



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