A Day In The Life Of A College Student, As Told By Dunder Mifflin Scranton

A Day In The Life Of A College Student, As Told By Dunder Mifflin Scranton

Working at Dunder Mifflin sounds infinitely better than studying right now.

College is hard. I will explain to you the painfully stressful day of a college student.

1. Getting up for class

Your eyes snap open after a total of 4 hours of sleep because you remember you forgot to do an assignment due today. It's a good start to the day.

2. Barely finishing an assignment to turn in during your next class

You somehow finish the assignment and you are pumped! You don't even know how you managed to do it so fast.

3. Panicking because you can't print it out

Then you realize you don't have a printer, so now you have to run around campus trying to print your work. You find a printer and its wireless and time is running out. Panic sets in and you're screaming in your head, "How do you use these stupid wireless printers!!!"

4. Arriving late to class, paper in hand

You finally print your paper and you're trying to act casually as you are speed walking to class. You have a sweatshirt on because it was freezing this morning, but somehow it turned into 80 degrees and now you are sweating bullets. On top of that, there are herds of freshmen walking around, so you have to do acrobatic moves to swerve your way to class. Wonderful.

5. Class starts and you're sitting there like

Only two minutes late, you make your way to your seat and you are so relieved you made it. But it hits you, you only got 4 hours of sleep. You try so hard, but the class is so warm and the teacher is speaking in a dead monotone.

6. Getting yet another homework assignment in that class

Class is almost over and you somehow made it through a whole hour and twenty minutes. You are getting ready to pack up when your professor stops everyone for a quick handout. You get the handout and look down to see another essay assigned for next Monday.

7. Procrastinating, once again

Classes are over and now you have most of your day to do your homework, workout, and get work done! You sit down at your desk. Then you realize you have to clean your room, do some laundry, paint your nails, order more Prime Pantry and call your mom. Three hours later, you sit down at your desk with guilt of wasting three precious hours.

8. Searching for the motivation to start working on it

You start planning and prepping to do homework and it hits you how much homework you have. You wonder, "Why do all professors hate me?," "How will I get all of this homework done this week?," "Do I even have that many hours in the day?." You feel like you're drowning. "Will I make it out alive?"

9. Realizing you're also broke and can't feed yourself

You barely get a couple hours of work done when your friend asks you to go to Chipotle. You are broke.

10. But you don't care because college students are masters of "fake it 'til you make it"

You make a split second decision because when you want to be flamboyant and live the life you are meant to live as Miranda Priestly. So you go to Chipotle and spend the money you don't have.

11. Clearing your head with some much-needed friend time

You come back and decide to hang out with your friends for a bit. Then you remember that the people around you are the reason how you are still sane in college. Friends make everything better -- studying even feels like a party.

12. The day is finally over, and you're ready to pass out

A day has come to an end and you are absolutely drained. You didn't finish all of the homework you wanted because it is almost impossible. Today was not as productive as you wanted, but hey, at least there is always tomorrow, a fresh new day. Goodnight.

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Different doesn't mean wrong.

When I was a kid, I had an exact picture in my mind of what my life was going to look like. I was definitely not the kind of girl who would get married young, before the age of 25, at least.

And let me tell you, I was just as judgmental as that sentence sounds.

I could not wrap my head around people making life-long commitments before they even had an established life. It’s not my fault that I thought this way, because the majority opinion about young marriage in today’s society is not a supportive one. Over the years, it has become the norm to put off marriage until you have an education and an established career. Basically, this means you put off marriage until you learn how to be an adult, instead of using marriage as a foundation to launch into adulthood.

When young couples get married, people will assume that you are having a baby, and they will say that you’re throwing your life away — it’s inevitable.

It’s safe to say that my perspective changed once I signed my marriage certificate at the age of 18. Although marriage is not always easy and getting married at such a young age definitely sets you up for some extra challenges, there is something to be said about entering into marriage and adulthood at the same time.

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Getting married young does not mean giving up your dreams. It means having someone dream your dreams with you. When you get lost along the way, and your dreams and goals seem out of reach, it’s having someone there to point you in the right direction and show you the way back. Despite what people are going to tell you, it definitely doesn’t mean that you are going to miss out on all the experiences life has to offer. It simply means that you get to share all of these great adventures with the person you love most in the world.

And trust me, there is nothing better than that. It doesn’t mean that you are already grown up, it means that you have someone to grow with.

You have someone to stick with you through anything from college classes and changing bodies to negative bank account balances.

You have someone to sit on your used furniture with and talk about what you want to do and who you want to be someday.

Then, when someday comes, you get to look back on all of that and realize what a blessing it is to watch someone grow. Even after just one year of marriage, I look back and I am incredibly proud of my husband. I’m proud of the person he has become, and I’m proud of what we have accomplished together. I can’t wait to see what the rest of our lives have in store for us.

“You can drive at 16, go to war at 18, drink at 21, and retire at 65. So who can say what age you have to be to find your one true love?" — One Tree Hill
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Summer And Jobs

Working summers doesn't have to be tedious.


Like many other college students, I was ready for summer but was kinda bummed that I had to work. Its not that I didn't like where I was working, I actually was really lucky to be working in a hospital environment but I just hated being alone all summer from 9-5. I've had this job for a few years now and a few other paid interns came and went but I never really connected with any of them. This year is different though.

I got really lucky to have another intern work with me that was very similar to me. The tasks we got were always simple but they were made to be more fun because I got to do them while talking with someone else. Now I actually enjoy and look forward to going to work.

The key to finding a good job is finding one that you enjoy doing and one that will help you gain knowledge that will help you out with future career plans. Working with friends also make tasks enjoyable! I would be careful with working with your friend however because if your job needs you to be serious and focused, being around your best friends may distract you from that.

Another thing that definitely makes summer jobs more enjoyable are taking breaks! It is your summer vacation after all! I'm not saying don't take a day off just to sit around, but if you make plans with family and friends, take a Friday off and enjoy the warm weather and good company! Employers understand that us college students and on break and have lives, they are usually very lenient with days off!

If you have to do a summer job to make money to live off of or pay for college, the best thing to do is look at the big picture. If you don't enjoy your job but can't afford to quit, remember that the money if going to help you out a lot. Also, this job is probably only for the summer right? So it's not permanent my friend! Get through these annoying few weeks and you will be back at college, taking steps for a bigger and brighter future.

Summer jobs are tough, I know, but make the most of it! And don't forget to enjoy it whenever you can!!!


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