Expectation Vs. Reality: Spring Semester
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Expectation Vs. Reality: Spring Semester

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Expectation Vs. Reality: Spring Semester

Well, it looks like it's back to school time already. While winter break was 4 weeks of pure bliss, I can't say that I'm not at least a little bit ready to be back at school. There's something about having responsibilities, and being on a set schedule that lends itself to excitement. However, spring semester of college certainly has it's downfalls. If you're anything like me, you can probably relate.

Expectation: You are going to be ultra-organized, get straight A's, and not procrastinate whatsoever. Not only was this one of your New Years resolutions, but a new semester means a fresh start and you are going to own it this time.

Reality: You're organized for two weeks and then revert back to your old ways. Oops.

Expectation: You are going to get in the best shape of your life. Summer bodies are made in the winter and people are going to be begging to know your secrets once they see you in a bikini.

Reality: LOL. Pizza is great and how else are you supposed to make it through those all-nighters that you're definitely going to have?

Expectation: College is the best time of your life! You can't wait to continue to grow and develop more close friendships this semester. You'll probably become close friends with your lab partner and the possibilities are endless. You will flourish on campus and can't wait to see where this semester leads.

Reality: You feel awkward talking to people and you have your own friend group. How are you supposed to branch out? What if people think you're weird? What if they don't like you? What if they don't GET you? Oh no. Oh no, oh no, OH NO. This is WAY too much trouble and really scary, and yeah you should probably just go back to bed now.

Expectation: You are finally going to get a job so you can stop begging your parents for food money.

Reality: How are you supposed to get a job when there are 30,000 other students clawing tooth and nail for the same miserable job of making smoothies or folding clothes all day? I tried, mom. I promise.

Expectation: No matter how much time you have left at school, you are going to cherish this semester and make the best of it. Your friends are awesome, and you actually like your classes for once.

Reality: Well, this expectation is actually probably true.

Bring it on, Spring semester 2016.

(And if it does get the best of you, remember Netflix will always be there.)

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