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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To The Nursing Major During The Hardest Week Of The Year

I know that no grade can possibly prove what kind of nurse you will be. I know that no assignment will showcase your compassion. I know that no amount of bad days will ever take away the empathy inside of you that makes you an exceptional nurse.

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To the Nursing Major During Finals Week,

I know you're tired, I know you're stressed, and I know you feel like you can't go on. I know that no part of this seems fair, and I know you are by far the biggest critic of yourself. I know that you've thought about giving up. I know that you feel alone. I know that you wonder why in the world you chose one of the hardest college majors, especially on the days it leaves you feeling empty and broken.

But, I also know that you love nursing school. I know your eyes light up when you're with patients, and I know your heart races when you think of graduation. I know that you love the people that you're in school with, like truly, we're-all-in-this-together, family type of love. I know that you look at the older nurses with admiration, just hoping and praying that you will remain that calm and composed one day. I know that every time someone asks what your college major is that you beam with pride as you tell them it's nursing, and I know that your heart skips a beat knowing that you are making a difference.

I know that no grade can possibly prove what kind of nurse you will be. I know that no assignment will showcase your compassion. I know that a failed class doesn't mean you aren't meant to do this. I know that a 'C' on a test that you studied so. dang. hard. for does not mean that you are not intelligent. I know that no amount of bad days will ever take away the empathy inside of you that makes you an exceptional nurse.

I know that nursing school isn't fair. I know you wish it was easier. I know that some days you can't remember why it's worth it. I know you want to go out and have fun. I know that staying up until 1:00 A.M. doing paperwork, only to have to be up and at clinicals before the sun rises is not fair. I know that studying this much only to be failing the class is hard. I know you wish your friends and family understood. I know that this is difficult.

Nursing school isn't glamorous, with the white lab coat and stethoscope. Nursing school is crying, randomly and a lot. Nursing school is exhaustion. Nursing school is drinking so much coffee that you lose track. Nursing school is being so stressed that you can't eat. Nursing school is four cumulative finals jam-packed into one week that is enough to make you go insane.

But, nursing school is worth it. I know that when these assignments are turned in and finals are over, that you will find the motivation to keep going. I know that one good day of making a difference in a patient's life is worth a hundred bad days of nursing school.

Keep hanging in there, nursing majors. It'll all be worth it— this I know, for sure.

So, if you have a nursing major in your life, hug them and tell them that you're proud of them. Nursing school is tough, nursing school is scary, and nursing school is overwhelming; but a simple 'thank-you' from someone we love is all we need to keep going.

Sincerely,

A third-year nursing student who knows

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40 Finals-Week Moods Stressed College Students Have, Every Year From Freshman To Senior

Inside the minds of many during college finals.

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I recorded responses from college students of all grades describing their current state of mind as they prepare for the end of the year. Do you feel the same way? If you can't relate, these are the realities of many during this crunch to the end of the year.

Freshman Year Mood

1. Initial thought when you wake up? "Study"

2. Food Craving? "Chocolate"

3. How many hours do you sleep? "8"

4. How do you relax from studying? "Take a nap"

5. If you could tell your professors anything? "I need more time"

6. What will you do after your last test? "Pack to go home"

7. Study Skills? "Quizlet"

8. Overcoming Mental Breakdown? "Watch a movie"

9. Biggest misconception about finals week? "There is time to go out"

10. What will you look back on about finals week? "Knowing that you don't have to study every minute of the day"

Sophomore Year Mood

1. Initial thought when you wake up? - "What is the weather today"

2. Food Craving? "Breakfast food"

3. How many hours do you sleep? "9"

4. How do you relax from studying? "Sit outside"

5. If you could tell your professors anything? "Please don't make the tests too hard"

6. What will you do after your last test? " Get ready for SUMMER"

7. Study Skills? "rewrite your notes"

8. Overcoming Mental Breakdown? "take a break"

9. Biggest misconception about finals week? "tests are not a hundred questions long"

10. What will you look back on about finals week? "If you time manage you don't have to do all-nighters"

Junior Year Mood

1. Initial thought when you wake up? - "How am I going to get through today"

2. Food Craving? "Candy anything with sugar"

3. How many hours do you sleep? "6"

4. How do you relax from studying? "I don't plug through is the only option"

5. If you could tell your professors anything? "Am I in a circus"

6. What will you do after your last test? " reward myself BIG time"

7. Study Skills? "Don't sleep until you know it"

8. Overcoming Mental Breakdown? "Rely on friends and your Mom"

9. Biggest misconception about finals week? " It is actually my favorite week if you know what you're doing in your classes. You don't have busy work"

10. What will you look back on about finals week? "That I should have studied earlier"

Senior Year Mood

1. Initial thought when you wake up? - " I think about everything I have to do, more importantly I ned to pass my finance class"

2. Food Craving? "Ice Cream"

3. How many hours do you sleep? "4"

4. How do you relax from studying? "I watch an episode of my favorite TV show"

5. If you could tell your professors anything? "Nothing nice"

6. What will you do after your last test? " Go get a drink"

7. Study Skills? "When it comes to formulas, memorization is key... flashcards"

8. Overcoming Mental Breakdown? "You are allowed to have one, but regroup"

9. Biggest misconception about finals week? "You have to spend an equal amount of time for every class to study... If you know it, don't over do it"

10. What will you look back on about finals week? "That I made It through"

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