5 Things Every College Student Overestimates On Spring Break

5 Things Every College Student Overestimates During Spring Break

Let's face it, we all have expectations for spring break that don't go quite as planned


Spring break is finally here! How many of these five things are you guilty of overestimating?

1. How much school work you will do

Let's face it, we all go into spring break with the expectation that we will get a little bit of school work done while we are relaxing on the beach or traveling different countries. We will stay on top of things and maybe even get ahead, right? WRONG! Most of end up getting behind on school work during spring break when there isn't even any due.

2. How much you will read (for fun)

Maybe not alllll of us have this expectation. But I know a lot of girls imagine spring break somewhat relaxing on the beach while reading a love story and drinking a pina colada. Also having time to read on overseas flights so you think to yourself while packing, "maybe I should bring two books?". Well don't, some of us shouldn't even bring one.

3. How many times you will change your clothes

ESPECIALLY with college girls, better yet, Ole Miss college girls, I think we are labeled as "The Queens Of Overpacking." So if you're going somewhere tropical let's be real, you don't need a breakfast outfit, a swimsuit and cover-up, a day outfit and then a night outfit. You'll end up wearing an XL frat shirt to breakfast, the same swimsuit at least twice, and probably wearing your cover-up all day unless you're going to a nice dinner.

4. How long it is/how much you will be able to do

A whole week plus the weekend? And if you don't have classes on MWF, an extra two days! Soooo much time right? You can fit all kinds of activities in! Probably not. Let's face it, most of us don't hop on a plane to Mexico as soon as school gets out and not come back until an hour before class.

5. How much sleep you will get

This goes along with the previous point. You're frantically traveling, pushing yourself to fit in all these activities, taking any photo op, AND trying to be social! Where are you supposed to fit in any sleep?? The answer is you're not, you will come back to school more worn out than before.

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Me Saying I Don't Watch 'Game of Thrones' Is NOT Your Cue To Convince Me To Start

"Once you've accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you."


Yes, I have flaws. We all do. But it seems as if though my biggest flaw is that I have never seen "Games of Thrones." Nope, not even one single second. I don't know why I haven't seen it, it's not that I'm particularly against the show. I guess it's just too late now for me to start it, as the premiere of the eighth and final season aired April 14th. And for some reason, I just feel that I'm too far behind to even attempt to start it.

But please, I beg of you, do not try to get me to watch it. I don't want to; I've made my decision that I have missed the "Game of Thrones" train and I have accepted my fate. It's OK, you can use your heavy TV series persuasion on someone else, don't waste it on me.

But not being a Thronie (I have no idea if you "Game of Thrones" fans actually use that term, but it's fine) comes with its own set of hardships. Yes, I know that missing out on "unquestionably the most acclaimed and beloved show on television" is probably the greatest hardship, I know, I know.

But trying to scroll through social media while seemingly every single person on my feed is posting about the show? Now that's hard. I see memes left and right, constant reaction videos, clips of scenes that I will never understand. I see people being shocked by certain characters doing certain things to certain other characters and I just cannot understand! It's tough, it really is. I feel like I'm in elementary school, sitting on the bench beside the playground watching all of the cool kids playing together. I feel excluded and uninvited to the party that is the "Game of Thrones" fandom.

It really is hard. It's difficult not understanding the jokes and comments about all the happenings in "Game of Thrones." But to those who are obsessed avid watchers, I apologize. I sincerely am sorry that I can never understand your "Game of Thrones" talk. I am sorry that my inferior self is not interested in your favorite show.

As some character that I will never know in "Game of Thrones" says, "once you've accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you." I have accepted that my major flaw is the fact that I have never seen "Game of Thrones" and that I, unfortunately, have no interest in watching. So please, don't use it against me. Besides, that one character that I don't even know said that you can't anyway.

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The Last Month Before Graduation Told By 'Friends'

"Friends" can be painfully but wonderfully accurate.


We are in the last month of class before graduation and I have decided to start watching "Friends" again. It's just that time of year where the moments are good, the weather is perfect, and I am so stressed that I just need to see other people miserable to mask my own life. "Friends" is so incredibly but perfectly relatable.

1. There is no time for the gym! The only time I might could go would be if I substituted sleep for workouts. So either way, I lose. 

2. The look you have when see you only have four weeks left to salvage what is left of your grades. 

3. My friends and I when we see the pool opens.

4. When I see a cute boy I know I won't ever see again after four weeks.

5. When you mentally try to lose weight but this is how you show up on the first day the pool opens.

6. Me dreaming of my future career.

7. When the anxiety of graduation takes over your mind and body..it just sort of happens..

8. The question we all ask our professors when he gives us that barely passing grade knowing GOOD AND WELL we have been making passive aggressive comments about barely making it to graduation! 

9. When you get that approved graduation application email with all of the commencement info! 

10. Me and my friends waiting to be given our MRS degree.

11. Submitting those finals knowing you did your best but still wasn't good enough. 

12. Ole Miss Seniors graduation weekend in the Phi Mu fountain 

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