College Is Weird

I once had a conversation with a co-worker of mine on just how weird college is. We live in Columbus, and yet our school has its own zip code -- which just enforces the idea that the stuff that happens here is separate from the real world. We get used to irregular routines just to get through the week. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I'm sure most stable adults don't power through the day just to stay up until 2 a.m. in the morning doing homework.

Homework isn't the only thing forcing college students to adopt odd schedules. We're trying to balance school, work, extracurriculars, being healthy, and social lives. For most of us, we try to fit all of that in -- which shouldn't work, at all. But we do it and sacrifice stuff like sleep because you're only in college once, right?

You also just find weird things on a college campus. Ohio State has a bread club, a John Mayer club, and a club that runs its own version of CBS's "Survivor." If you want to do it, we probably have it. If we don't have it, all you need is a few friends and a faculty member to start your own organization.

Besides time management and activities that fill your time, the people you find in college are something else -- but not in a bad way. One of my very good friends started the aforementioned "Survivor" club, and I don't think I've ever met anyone so driven and passionate about what he does. I've met people in every major I could think of (and some I didn't even know existed) who just love what they do so much they don't care what people think.

College is a weird time. We're all just figuring ourselves out before we're kicked out into the real world. Over the years I've realized the more you embrace the weird of your experience, the more fun you'll have. So let college be it's weird, wonderful self, and I promise you won't regret it.

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