College life is having two papers, three tests, one group project and a presentation all due on Thursday and it's Wednesday night. College life is having the options of school, friends, and sleep, but you can only pick two. College is surviving off ramen noodles, mac & cheese, and Hot Pockets. College life is shopping at the dollar store and still spending all of your money. College life is skipping a class to do homework for another class. College life is stress, and then some more stress. College life is saying that you’re going to drop out at least once a week, and just give up. Here are six relatable times that every college student has faced and made them say, “I’m just going to drop out.”
1. Midterms And Finals
These are hand down the two most stressful times is a college student's life. The week where all your papers are due, your projects are presented, and your exams are taken. Where you spend the entire week studying, and working only to find out EVERYTHING your professor told you is no where to be found on the test, but it's only worth like 80 percent of your grade, so it's fine. Is it worth all the stress?
2. Your Professors
For some reason every professor acts as if their class is your only class, even though you're taking 18 credit hours; which is the main reasons it seems that all your assignments are due on the same day. Yet if they are really taking their job and your education that seriously, you would think they could at least email you back. Are they worth all the frustration?
3. When you remember a stripper will always make more money than you will
Have you seen the amount of money they make? And that is a field that will always be hiring. So you would never be broke or unemployed. Is it worth it?
4. Your Bank Account
It seems like over time you walk out of your dorm or apartment, you have somehow spent money. Everything in college is spending money. You pay for the classes, the books, your room, food, and laundry. Then once that's all over, you will be spending the rest of your life paying off your student loans. Is it worth all the money?
5. Group Projects
Group projects are a college student's worst nightmare. They are supposed to make the assignment easier, divide up the work load, and everyone does an equal share, but that's never how it goes. There is one person who is never there, one person who acts like they are helpful but they really are not, one person who may be the dumbest person ever and no one wants them to help, and the one person who does the whole thing. Is it worth the annoyance?
6. Is This Degree Even Going To Work?
The most common joke to college students is "pick a degree you love and you will never work a day in your life, because that field probably isn't hiring". Super funny, right? Wrong, we hear stories all the time of not being able to get a job after college. We have seen our friends with a four-year degree working at Walmart because that was all that was hiring. So if I'm going to work for a minimum wage job anyways, is it worth going to college?
The answer to all of these questions is yes. Saying that you want to drop out is going to happen, probably everyday. Yet you haven't done it. Because at the end of the day, after all of this crap, you have made a great accomplishment. So hang in there, you've got this.