18 Struggles Of College Told By Carrie Underwood Lyrics

18 Struggles Every College Student Faces, Explained With Carrie Underwood Lyrics

Carrie Underwood went to college, just like the rest of us.

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College is difficult and people on the outside rarely realize how difficult. Clearly, Carrie Underwood subconsciously must have understood because her song lyrics are all too relatable.

1. "Jesus, take the wheel"

Everyone has said this at some point in their college career. Typically before a big exam that you didn't study for or stayed up all night for. Either way, you're screwed.

2. "This downtown apartment sure makes me miss home and those bills there on the counter keep telling me I'm on my own"

This song always brings a tear to my eye because it's true! Homesickness is so real. So are bills. Taxes and bill are like welcome certificate to adulthood with no out clause.

3. "'Cause sometimes that mountain you've been climbing is just a grain of sand"

It can seem so difficult until it's done. Exams and sometimes even entire classes can seem impossible, but once you succeed it doesn't feel that bad. Next time you feel stressed out or don't want to study think about how good you'll feel when you see that A.

4. "The more boys I meet, the more I love my dog"

It's a well known fact that pets are better than boys. Men are disgusting alien creatures that don't seem to have any social etiquette. If women could get along for more than 5 minutes we could completely eradicate them and just use cloning to take over the world!

5. "Last night, I did things I'm not proud of and I got a little crazy"

Parties are fun until the next morning when you're hungover and can't go to class. Oh shoot, there was a test this morning? There goes my GPA.

6. "And I don't even know my last name. Oh, my momma would be so ashamed"

When you have to ask your friend "What even happened last night?" you know that you either had a lit night or you're married to the ugly guy down the hall. Hopefully, you get the dog in the divorce.

7. "What have I done? What have I done? What have I done?"

That moment when you realize you watched 12 years of "Grey's Anatomy" in 5 days. At least you did something more than sleep, right?

8. "If we leave tonight and drive fast enough, all of our troubles will be just like us: long gone, baby"

Running away from my problems like I'm in GTA V. Semester breaks can be such a relief. Unless it's Thanksgiving break and you have to spend a whole day with your extended family that ask all the wrong questions. At least you get to go on a shopping spree the next day.

9. "You're just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world"

Hearing this can be crushing to anyone. Especially when you're dreams are so big that even you have doubts. Don't listen to the naysayers; listen to Robin Williams.

10.  "I wanna uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-undo it"

The whole semester. I want to undo it. Backspace. Erase. When will they invent the time machine? Why hasn't more science been dedicated to going back in time so that we can fix our mistakes like Donald Trump?

11.  "Young mom, on her own, she needs a little help, got nowhere to go"

It's so hard to take care of myself, I can't imagine being a mother in college as well. To all my college moms, I applaud you for being able to do what you do. You are the super mom that every child dreams of having. Even if your kids don't appreciate what you do for them, you are doing them a service by getting your education. They will thank you one day.

12.  "This is our temporary home, it's not where we belong. Windows and rooms, that we're passing through"

From dorms, to first apartment, to first house, moving can be such a hassle especially when you are doing it for the first time or all by yourself. Just remember that one day you will be in your forever home. Keep your eyes fixed on your future and you will find peace.

13.  "This is just a stop on the way to where I'm going"

Where do you go from here? Well, that's up to you. YOU determine your future by your choices and attitude. Whether you stay out all night and party or stay in all night and study, you get to decide how you conduct yourself on a daily basis.

14.  "'Cause when you’re lost out in this crazy world you got somewhere to go and get found. Thank God for hometowns"

Going home is like going back in time to when you were a child and everything was alright. Seeing where you had your first kiss, where you broke your arm, your old house...Seriously, why hasn't anyone invented a time machine?

15.  "Cupid's got a shotgun and he's pointing it at me"

I really can't afford to fall in love right now. I have way too many things to do. I have tests to study for, homework to do, cleaning around the apartment, my emotions to regulate. I can barely sleep, how can I possibly have time to love someone and date them?

16.  "All those midnights sneaking in, "I'm late again, oh, I'm so sorry." All the Ajax in the world ain't gonna clean your dirty laundry"

Finding out he cheated again. Ugh, once again, men are so gross. They just can't ever seem to keep it in their pants. Just remember that cheating on you is a downgrade. By 10,000%.

17.  "I dug my key into the side of his pretty little souped up four-wheel drive, carved my name into his leather seats"

Revenge is so satisfying whether it's on an ex or just a professor you hated. I recommend that if you need to get revenge on your professor you wait until final grades are in. Just a suggestion.

18.  "Why, why you gotta be so blind? Won't you open up your eyes?"

YOU are driving on a college campus. There is no need to go 40 miles per hour down the street. Please, for the love of God, remember: PEDESTRIANS ALWAYS HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY.

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Dear Mom and Dad, You Don't Understand What College Is Actually Like In The 21st Century

I can skip class. I can leave early, and I can show up late. But, ya see, I am not doing that.
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College is not what you think it is. I am not sitting in a classroom for six hours listening to a professor speak about Shakespeare and the WW2.

I am not given homework assignments every night and told to hand them in next class.

I do not know my daily grade for each of the five classes I am taking, and I don't know if my professor even knows my name.

College today is a ton different than how it was 20+ years ago.

I go to class for about maybe three hours a day. Most of my time working on "college" is spent outside of the classroom. I am the one responsible for remembering my homework and when my ten-page essay is due.

I can skip class. I can leave early, and I can show up late. But, ya see, I am not doing that. I am a responsible person, even if you do not think I am.

I do get up every morning and drive myself to class. I do care about my assignments, grades, my degree, and my career.

I spend a lot of time on campus having conversations with my friends and relaxing outside.

I am sick of older generations thinking that us millennials are lazy, unmotivated, and ungrateful. While I am sure there are some who take things for granted, most of us paying to get a degree actually do give a s**t about our work ethic.

Dear mom and dad, I do care about my future and I am more than just a millennial looking to just get by.

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I'm About To Burst, Laughing At The People Who Thought My Pregnancy Meant I Had To Drop Out Of College

I get stared at in the halls and asked if I am going to drop out. Here are ways being a pregnant student has changed my college experience.

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I have been pregnant the entire time that I have been in graduate school. It was not how I planned to experience grad school, but it has opened my eyes to a whole new perspective and will give me a lovely son (seriously, any second now). There are certain things that I did not realize about being a pregnant student until I experienced it, and maybe my experiences can help better prepare other women, or give them something to relate to since pregnant students are such a rare breed.

As a grad student and a 25-year-old, I am around the average age to have my first child in America. I am not dependent on my parents and the world does not treat me like a child anymore.

However, since I decided to pursue my master's degree, I feel that people are not used to seeing pregnant and student in the same sentence without gasping.

When I first told my father, his first reaction was to ask me if I was to going to drop out.

This became a recurrent reaction from my family and friends (which my boyfriend who is also a student was never asked once). I did not expect the hesitant reactions and it made me feel shameful to be a pregnant student. As my expecting belly grew I always noticed that people on campus would stare at my stomach.

As I walked past, their eyes followed my belly like I had a giant red felt "A" on my chest.

None of my classmates are pregnant and thinking back, I can't remember ever seeing a pregnant woman in all of my five years of college. Since none of my classmates were pregnant, I felt like I had no one to relate to. There are a lot of things that pregnancy effects, besides the baby in the tummy part. I could not go out and get drinks with my classmates and bond with them the way that they were all doing. I could not relate to them fashionably because maternity clothes are heinous. I also feel like pregnancy put up a barrier because I would have a baby eventually and will always be busy, so why bother?

Pregnancy side effects would sometimes take a toll on my school work. In the first trimester, I could barely get out of bed because I was so tired. I could easily have slept 14 hours straight and being a working student did not help. I would seep through some of my classes and had to take the hit to my attendance points. I also have "pregnancy brain." Pregnancy brain is a real thing and is not well known enough. My mind can be so scattered that I forget my friend's names while I am speaking to them. I think it is October when it is March. Pregnancy brain has made me forget that I even go to school or that I work in twenty minutes. I missed due dates or completely misread instructions on assignments. For someone who needs A's on every assignment to function, it hurt because I would never make that mistake otherwise.

There are also benefits to being a pregnant student. I am never hungover and I have never been tempted to ditch a night class for a drinking holiday.

Pregnancy has allowed me to prioritize my school work and ignore the college lifestyle.

Before I knew I was pregnant, I went with my roommates to bars in Chicago's Lincoln Park. I feel so happy knowing getting wasted from $3 shots on a Wednesday is behind me. I now truly have nothing better to do at night than complete my homework.

Another benefit is that you sometimes get special treatment. The special treatment that pregnant women get is awesome. It is my favorite part and sometimes makes me wish I could be pregnant forever. People feel obligated to wait on me hand and foot. If I drop something, people rush to pick it up. It is completely not necessary but I get to feel like a princess for a day (or 280 days). Even though I was singled out for being the only pregnant woman, I was always treated especially nicely by students and professors.

Regardless of my friends and family expecting me to drop out, I am doing phenomenal in grad school. I have received A's in every class and have loved all of my classes. Being a pregnant student can be tough, but it is totally doable. If you find yourself to be a pregnant student, don't feel discouraged. It is not ruining your college experience but allowing you to do college differently.

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