College Life According to Michelle Tanner

College Life According to Michelle Tanner

20 things she can tell us

Thanksgiving is over and now it is time to finish off the semester; Christmas is almost here! Just to get you through these next few weeks we have the famous Michelle Tanner and her wise words. College is difficult, but Michelle can explain it exactly how it is.

1. All-Nighters

Probably should've started that ten page paper awhile ago but tonight was the best idea. You need to study for a final, coffee it is.

2. Diets

The Freshman 15 is a real thing, but who likes diets anyways? You want to stay healthy and keep in shape but food is just too good.

3. Talking to parents about grades

The pressure is all too real and everyone wants you to do your best. Talking to your parents about your grades is scary, especially after a rough semester.

4. Class punctuality

That alarm didn't go off or you were doing a homework assignment. You find a way to get to class somewhat on time...hopefully.

5. Money?

You are poor, just face it, any normal college kid is. Shake your piggy bank upside down...maybe you can find some extra cash lying around. You do need some quarters for laundry.

6. Cafeteria food

It's not your momma's cooking that's for sure.

7. "Write something creative"

When your professor insists that your papers cannot be boring and need to have some excitement to them.

8. Relationships

9. Walk of Shame

It is OK act cool no one will know!

10. No homework

When the surprising and rare moment when a professor tells you that you don't have any homework. Don't ask why just accept the gift.

11. Exercise

You know you need to, somehow you get yourself to the gym and try to start working out. One pound weights sound about right, don't wanna push yourself.

12. End of the semester

You are happy that the homework has ended for a little bit and you can stop pulling out your hair. But you realize the people you live with you won't be seeing them everyday for awhile.

13. Obnoxious classmates

Those students who laugh at everything the teacher says. "Teachers pets," perhaps, and you have to deal with them for an entire semester...hopefully not more than that.

14. Visits home

Eat as much as you can get you'll never know when you will be back again. Good food must be cherished.

15. Professors who give homework over break

There is a special place in hell for professors like this. We all know they aren't doing work over break, why do we have to?

16. Weird boys trying to hang out with you

This is one of the most awkward situations when an awkward human just won't leave you alone.

17. Getting praised

Those odd moments where people thank you for something and you have no idea what they are talking about. So you take credit anyway especially if it is your professor or your parents.

18. When you're sick

It is the thought that counts, anything to try and survive the illness that has taken over your body.

19. Talking to Financial Aid

You have to do it even though no matter how much you cry you know you will never be able to get more money from them.

20. The end result

It is all worth it in the end when you get that diploma. You can survive and when it gets hard, maybe just watch a little "Full House," it's a classic.

Finish the semester strong there are only a few more weeks! The sweet taste of freedom is almost here. Michelle Tanner is always here to put a smile on your face.

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it


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.

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Things I Miss Now That I'm Home From College Again

There are so many reasons to be glad that the school year is over, but if you've done it right... there are a lot of reasons to miss it too.


So, school is over now and I've come home. As expected I was so relieved at first. No more showering with flip-flops, no more listening to screaming girls running up and down the hall, and a space that is mine and mine alone. But after a week or so of being back, there are a few things I've already started to miss.

I know that not every single person has the ideal roommate but I got really lucky with mine. Coming home I was excited to have my own space, but now when I'm doing my midnight scrolling, I'm realizing that I miss being able to talk to her about the funny things I see in that very moment. Tagging, DMing, and texting her doesn't feel the same as a long night of giggles spent together.

Also, while seeing old friends when you get home is amazing, and there is always a lot to catch up on, you do start to miss your other friends too. Being in college means that your friends are going through similar things as you are all the time. You have tests together, clubs together, and sometimes you spend way too much time procrastinating together. The bond you begin to form is one you definitely begin to miss - especially when you guys don't live close off of campus.

Coming home also means you don't have a set schedule or at least not immediately. You may come back to a previous job and that puts something on your calendar, but the free time you still have during the week can be a little too much. I know I've spent way too much time obsessing over the Tati/James drama than I ever would have at school. The routine I had at school kept me busy and entertained, and I'm honestly missing it a lot right now.

There are a lot of other things to miss too - even things you thought you wouldn't. You miss the classes, the teachers, and sometimes the food. I know I miss the environment. It isn't a perfect one, but it's full of people just trying to find their way. We are all working through the roller coaster of life and we are all stuck on one beautiful campus together while we figure it all out. I miss meeting new people at the bus stops or running into old classmates and catching up.

I guess the bonus for me is that I just finished sophomore year which means I have more time to spend at school. Come senior year, I guess I'll have to learn quickly how to deal without the things I miss - and also create a schedule so I can travel to see all of my friends, but those are all problems for future me.

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