The 22 Stages Of December: As Told by 'The Office'

The 22 Stages Of December: As Told by 'The Office'

The month of mixed emotions.

December is a month of mystery. Will I cry tomorrow? Will I binge watch Netflix? Will I bask in the Christmas spirit? I clearly have mixed emotions about this month. Maybe it's because I ate my weight in mashed potatoes during Thanksgiving break. Maybe it's because I'm in complete denial that finals week is approaching. Maybe it's just because my Christmas tree is more lit than I am (sorry that was corny, but seriously, I haven't left my apartment in days). Either way, December is weird and unpredictable. The only way to truly exemplify the inconsistency of my December emotions is through the cast of "The Office".

1) Coming back from Thanksgiving break 10 pounds heavier

2) Hating yourself for choosing to eat 3/4 of the Thanksgiving pie instead of getting a head start on studying

3) Being reunited with your roommates after only a few days of being on Thanksgiving break

4) Realizing that it's the last month of school and you can't procrastinate any longer

5) Going out and ignoring how slammed you are with responsibilities

6) Getting your exam schedule and realizing that you have all of your exams on one day

7) When your professor gives you a study guide for the final two weeks in advance

8) Realizing that you blinked and football season ended

9) Thinking about those teachers that fit in a final test the week before the final

10) Having no shame in using the cold weather an an excuse to not go to class

11) Barely having enough money to finish out the semester

12) Your teacher goes over the final chapter and it's the hardest material that's been covered all semester

13) When someone mentions a Christmas-themed party

14) When the bars tempt you with good deals when you should be studying

15) The overachiever in your class sends out a study guide

16) Finding someone in the library who has a test at 5 P.M. on the last day of finals week with you

17) That one teacher that makes the final optional

18) Realizing you have no time to Christmas shop for your friends and family

19) Packing for break while studying for finals

20) All of your friends finish their exams early and leave for break without you

21) Leaving your last exam

22) Heading home for break

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1. Ahhh, it's so nice to be home

Buckingham Palace ain't got nothing on this place

2. OMG my pups!! I missed you doggos so much

Just accept my love. Pls. Love me back, I've been gone for 8 months. I'm begging.

3. Wow this queen bed is so big

*cue sleeping in a starfish position*

4. Finally a bedroom to myself

Headphones? I don't know her.

5. But wait, it's kinda scary sleeping in a dark room alone again

"Hello? Are there any ghosts in here?"

6. Sooooooo, no more meal plan?

Are you sure the local Chick-Fil-A doesn't accept meal swipes?

7. Who am I supposed to annoy at 2am if my friends don't live down the hall anymore?

2:30 AM: "Mom? Dad? Wanna go get french fries with me? Maybe watch a movie?"


"Okay maybe tomorrow...Sorry for bothering you. Okay good talk!"

8. "Mom you're going to do my laundry now, right?"

I mean it's kinda your job isn't it?

No? Okay yes ma'am I will do my own laundry no problemo, aye aye captain!

9. Me and my friends are going to spend every day together

*Me talking to myself through the camera on Snapchat*:

"So we're approaching day four with zero human interaction. Pretty good work, but we could do better!"

10. Yes, final grades are in! Can't wait to see what I got this semester!

*Slowly closes computer screen*

11. Do I really have to ask my parents to leave the house?

*Doesn't Ask*:



Mom: "Oh honey you're an adult now, you don't have to ask! Come and go as you please!"

12. Chores? Yea no thank you.

They've been doing them without me for months. They're all set.

13. Wait, so forreal though.. do restaurants in town take my meal plan?

Bank Account: $5.93

*Whispers to worker* "I won't tell if you don't. Just swipe my school ID, see if it works."

14. Will my Juul set off the fire alarm in my bedroom?


*Rips Juul*

15. I kinda underestimated how weird it would be to hang out with people from my high school again.

"Oh no you haven't changed a bit Janice! Your baby is so cute lol."

*Awkwardly laughs*

16. Why do my old friends have new friends?

I don't like this, not one bit.

17. Can they tell that I'm not really listening to their stories about school?

"Yeah haha Delta Sigma Mu sounds sooooo dope Chad, that's ~wild~ that you had late nights three times a week lol!"

"Oh you snuck into the football stadium when the gates were unlocked?? That's crazy, you're crazy, school sounds... crazy!"

18. I'm bored. How long until I can go back to school?

Is it too late for a summer intersession?

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