23 GIFs That Perfectly Describe College Life

23 GIFs That Perfectly Describe College Life

At the end of the day, you're not alone in this struggle.

From the outside looking in college seems to just be flat out amazing. In reality, college is just an amazing struggle. Everyone's college experience is different. It is what you make of it, but almost every struggle is relatable.

1. You are always tired!

There's no such thing as being fully rested and there really isn't anything that could be done about it. In college, there is no shame in taking a nap in the middle of a hallway.

2. Since you are always tired....

Sleeping more than likely is the highlight of your day!

3. But in reality...

Sleep really is not a thing. People ask how you get everything done and the most logical answer is that you just don't sleep.

4. If one thing is due, then everything is due!

One day your schedule is completely free, and then the next day everything just comes piling down. It really is too much! Then the cycle only repeats.

5. Every morning is a debate.

There is always that mental debate between being productive and then going back to sleep. When your "productive day" really is unproductive, you realize that staying in bed would have been the best.

6.You learn that being an adult actually isn't fun

Once you are on your own, all the responsibility is yours! From having to grocery shop on your own, having to cook for yourself, work, and pay your own bills, you only wish you were a child again.

7. Being poor really is a thing.

In reality, everyone in college is honestly broke. It only gets fun when you try managing money when you don't really have any.

8. Free things are the best things.

No matter what it is, if it's free you take it! No one can really turn down free stuff, especially food. People sometimes live off of free stuff. Let's be honest now! Sometimes you will only attend events just for the free things.

9. When you actually have time...

You realize that everyone else is now busy or that you really don't have that many friends and need to become more social.

10. Studying is really just a phrase.

You actually don't really know how to study or what exactly you are studying for. It more so trying to memorize everything in your book and hoping for the best.

11. You realize that binge watching Netflix will only get you but so far.

After the last episode of your show, it' actually really scary having to step out into the outside world. Having to personally interact with the people around you becomes a challenge.

12. You learn what it really means by "fake it until you make it."

The same thing could be explained and shown to you multiple times but, you still just don't get it.

13. When class lets out early it's actually really great.

Even if a class gets out three minutes earlier than the usual time, it's a time to celebrate.

14. You have a love-hate relationship with your life.

One day you may be having the greatest day ever, and then the next you are regretting your life decisions.

15. Believe it or not, college is your home.

When a break comes and it's time to visit back home, packing is actually hard. You either pack as if you are staying for three hours or the next three years.

16. Everything becomes hard.

Everyone has had those days when they just can't!

17.Sometimes you have to motivate yourself.

Telling yourself that it's going to be okay every once in a while or every five seconds is well needed.

18. You realize the power of coffee.

The more coffee the better! If you never had coffee in your life, being in college will be the beginning of your journey. Coffee in not by any means a want. It is a necessity.

19. No matter how much you try, you will never be organized.

In reality, planning does nothing but takes up time and make you feel as if you will accomplish a lot of tasks. I'm not going to lie, it really is a good feeling. Nothing will actually go as planned. It goes the same for organization. Nothing is actually ever organized, just put in a way that makes you feel sane. Telling yourself over and over that things are together will make you feel like you're making it. Faking it, but making it.

20. Sometimes just passing is a good thing.

Sometimes getting a C+/C- isn't as bad as you thought it would be. You become comfortable with saying " I passed and that's all that matters." Your high school "A" is your college "C."

21. There's alway that thought of giving up, even though you really won't.

Wanting to drop out is something you probably consider doing every minute of the day. You won't actually drop out though, it's just a thought. Realistically you actually want to be where you are.

22. At times, you just want to magically disappear.

There are so many days when you just would like to wave a magic wand and poof be gone! Your home becomes your comfort zone and that's the only place you would like to be. There are moments when you don't want to be seen, touched, looked at, talked to, or breathed on, and that's understandable.

23. You realize that your struggle is everyone else's struggle.

At the end of the day, you are not alone. In college, everyone is one, struggling together.It's what you make out of it that matters. Every struggle is only tempory.

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1. They will do anything for you, literally.

My stepdad has done any and every thing for me. From when I was little until now. He was and still is my go-to. If I was hungry, he would get me food. If something was broken, he would fix it. If I wanted something, he would normally always find a way to get it. He didn't spoil me (just sometimes), but he would make sure that I was always taken care of.

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2. Life lessons.

Yup, the tough one. My stepdad has taught me things that I would have never figured out on my own. He has stood beside me through every mistake. He has been there to pick me up when I am down. My stepdad is like the book of knowledge: crazy hormonal teenage edition. Boy problems? He would probably make me feel better. He just always seemed to know what to say. I think that the most important lesson that I have learned from my stepdad is: to never give up. My stepdad has been through three cycles of leukemia. He is now in remission, yay!! But, I never heard him complain. I never heard him worry and I never saw him feeling sorry for himself. Through you, I found strength.

3. He loved me as his own.

The big one, the one that may seem impossible to some step parents. My stepdad is not actually my stepdad, but rather my dad. I will never have enough words to explain how grateful I am for this man, which is why I am attempting to write this right now. It takes a special kind of human to love another as if they are their own. There had never been times where I didn't think that my dad wouldn't be there for me. It was like I always knew he would be. He introduces me as his daughter, and he is my dad. I wouldn't have it any other way. You were able to show me what family is.

So, dad... thanks. Thanks for being you. Thanks for being awesome. Thanks for being strong. Thanks for loving me. Thanks for loving my mom. Thanks for giving me a wonderful little sister. Thanks for being someone that I can count on. Thanks for being my dad.

I love you!

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How To Avoid Getting Sick Your  Freshman Year

It's going to take a little more than an apple a day.


College is the prime time and place to catch a cold... or worse. Although, somehow I managed to crack the code to health and not get sick my whole first year of college. This is surprising considering I was living in the close (and very unsanitary) quarters of a dorm room.

1. Keep your diet somewhat healthy


I know how hard it is to eat healthy in college, especially on a low budget. But with the dining hall foods, you can at least include some vegetables and fruits into your everyday consumption. The vitamins in these foods will help keep your immune system up and it will be worth the effort.

2. Try to exercise a few times per week


Even if you're just getting out of the dorm for a thirty minute walk, it will benefit your body. If you decide to up your routine from that, even better! The more endorphins, the more you will feel better inside and out.

3. Cut back on the drinking if you feel a cold coming on


Surprisingly, many college students don't seem to know that alcohol lowers your immune system. Of course, for some people theres no way of avoiding drinking. But if you can at least give your body rest days, it will be extremely beneficial.

4. Invest in a dehumidifier for your dorm room


I believe this was a very big player in helping me not get sick. The dehumidifier helps reduce dust and other particles in the air. This will help not agitate your allergies and you will feel more clear headed.

5. Try not to share personal products


Sharing things like towels, makeup, unwashed cups, etc. can all be causes of a sickness being passed around you and your friends. Of course sharing is caring, just make sure it's sanitary.

6. Be conscientious of who you kiss!


Make sure that your girlfriend, boyfriend, or "its complicated" person is not sick before you're getting cozy with them.

7. Drink lots of green tea!


Personally, I credit green tea and its anti-oxidants for keeping the flu away and even getting rid of bugs that might be forming in your system. So if you feel like you might be developing a cold, chug that tea!

I know how annoying these tips may be. But I promise, if you implement at least a few it could reduce your chances of feeling horrible during midterms in the winter, and sneezing all over your finals in the fall.

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