Ah, Fall: a time of football games, pumpkin flavored everything and, unfortunately, school starting back up. Don't get me wrong, school can be great and all, but sometimes it makes me want to drown myself in the closest sorority girl's pumpkin spice latte.
From insane professors to late night studies, college can often test your will to survive, or at least your will to graduate. Regardless of how stressful it gets, we often push through to the end. Each semester will take its usual course, and what better way of explaining this incredible journey than by the cast of Parks and Rec?
You usually start off confident, maybe even a little ambitious if you want to get crazy. I think it's something to do with getting new school supplies that makes us feel like we "have it all together."
2. The first weekend of the semester
Now that you've finished your first week of the year, why not celebrate? This is when classes are the easiest so take advantage of this one time of not being completely stressed and have a little fun.
3. First major test/assignment is due
You want to start off on the right foot, right? Not being 100% on how the teacher grades, you try your hardest to get that A.
4. The first "I think I'm going to skip"
You think you've gotten the hang of things and your grades are looking good, so why not skip? Well, considering you or someone else is having to pay for you to be there, you probably shouldn't. So, even though it may seem impossible, try to resist this temptation.
5. The mornings start to get a little harder
Just picture that phone as my alarm clock.
6. When your professors start acting like their class is the only class you take
But why do some professors like to make intro classes as difficult as they possibly can? This is an intro bio exam, not the MCAT.
7. It's is FINALLY Thanksgiving break
^ ^ ^ My response whenever a relative asks how college is going.
At least you get to hoard up on all the Thanksgiving leftovers so you have something to stress eat later.
8. Break is over, so now back to ignoring my problems
Now that break is over and finals week is on the horizon, reality has never hit so hard, but you did JUST get back from break so I'm sure those problems can wait a little longer?
9. Assignments are in full over-drive as professors desperately cram everything in before finals
^ ^ ^ Imagine: Tammy is an overwhelming amount of schoolwork and you are Leslie.
10. Beginning of finals week
This is what the entire semester has been leading up to and YOU GO THIS.
11. Mid finals week
Wow, okay, you def don't "GOT THIS."
12. End of finals week
Because of the lack of sleep and extreme stress you may be a tad loopy, but don't let it distract you! Just push through the next exam or two and then you're done!
13. When you finish your last final
Rolling into Christmas break like ^ ^ ^