I'm A Commuter Student And I'm Proud

I'm A Commuter Student And I'm Proud

You may look at me like I'm crazy, but for me it's just another day.

Being a commuter student can often be looked down upon especially when you make a commute that is over 30 minutes. Personally, I make an hour commute 2 days a week to class and then extra days during the week depending on what I have going on with my organizations. To some of you, this may seem crazy, to me, it's just another day.

Driving isn't as bad as it seems when it's all interstate and you really don't mind the drive. Some people would not be able to do it, but I do it without complaint. See, being a commuter student doesn't make me any different from you besides I just spend more time in a car and I don't get the extra sleep — literally that is all. I go to class on Tuesday and Thursday for the convenience of my job. Even when I lived in the same town as my university I went to class only on Tuesday and Thursday because I could also work decent hours.

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Even though I am a commuter I still get involved, I still get to see my friends, and I always have somewhere to crash in case I can't make it home that night. It really isn't as bad as it seems. I know you're thinking, why waste the gas? Why waste the time driving? Why would you want to do that? To be honest, it's pretty nice living away from my university and college town sometimes because when I am at home I have somewhere to go that isn't as stressful, I have somewhere to go that doesn't cost nearly as much to live in like it does in my college town.

As long as I have a good playlist going and I have some water or coffee I can drive and drive and be perfectly fine. You get used to it after awhile, really I'm no different than the girl that lives near campus.

Sometimes people look at me like I am crazy for commuting an hour to school, but I just do it with hesitation. Being a commuter student can have its ups and downs, but in my opinion, there is still more ups.

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August 26, 2013 is a day I will always remember, my first day of college. I can still remember how nervous I was but the tough demeanor I put on as I tried not to look the part of the scared freshman. Little did I know Middle Tennessee State University would become my second home, and with graduation approaching the sadness has definitely set in.

I was always told that your college years are the best years of your life and a place where you find yourself , and that was definitely the case for me. I made life long friendships, bettered myself academically, and learned to love myself for who I truly am.

May 5, 2018 will also be a day I will always remember. As I walk across that stage to receive my diploma tears will definitely be shed, tears of success along with tears of sadness as I will be saying goodbye to my second home.

Even though my time at MTSU is coming to an end rather quickly, I am thankful for the memories, and friendships I made along the way. I am looking forward to starting the next chapter of my life and becoming a proud alumni of one of the best universities out there.

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12 Realistic New Years Resolutions For College Kids

Forget all those crazy resolutions, let's try doable!

Every year right before the start of the New Year we all start to create whatever Resolution we have for ourselves. If we’re honest, we usually forget about the resolutions we make for ourselves fairly quickly when reality hits. Here are twelve realistic New Years Resolutions for us College Kids

1. To have professors in the spring semester that aren’t insane and give you some mercy


2.Actually getting things done... more than five minutes before you have to turn them


3.Getting a little more than three hours of sleep at night


4. Read a book for enjoyment rather then just what you have for school


5.Drinking a little more water and a little less coffee


6. Give a few more hugs


7.Put your phone down, for at least a few minutes a day


8.Tell your friends and family you love them a little more often


9.Cook more and eat out less


10.Take more pictures


11.Work out more, well, even just go for a walk more often


12. Have a few more jam sessions in your car


A New Year is a great chance to make the next one even greater then before, why not make your resolution just a little bit more reasonable?!


HERE'S TO 2018!!!

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