The Month Of April For A College Student, As Told By 21 Disney Movie Moments

The Month Of April For A College Student, As Told By 21 Disney Movie Moments

Here's to hoping you stay yourself through the end of the semester.
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It's April. You can feel summer getting closer and closer as you feel the classrooms get hotter because it's not hot enough' yet to turn the air conditioning on. Summer is just a short few weeks away, but first, we have to get through all of these assignments our professors seem to pile on as the end of the semester draws closer.

You know there's no hope but your still hoping to be able to turn that last D that plummeted your grade into your favor by working harder these next few weeks feeling hopeful you can turn that class grade into at least a B.

It's these assignments that cause us the enormous pain of being a student. It's the type of pain that can only be relived by binge-watching countless Disney movies and reading countless articles with GIFs describing our pain through memes and gifs when we should really be studying for that upcoming math exam.

1. When you're in the middle of an exam you stayed up all night studying for.



You remember studying for it, but for the life of you can't remember what you studied for.

2. When You're at the Point Where You Want To Drop Out


"I don't actually need a career, do I? Can't they make a job where you just watch Netflix all day?"

3. When Your Professor Assigns Yet Another Group Project

And you end up doing all the work because no one in your group actually cares about getting the best grade possible besides you.

4. When You Get Put With A Group for That Project Who Do Nothing To Help

5. When You Finally Go To The Gym

You haven't been to the gym for a while because of the never-ending assignments, but you're determined to get that perf summer bod.

6. When You're on Your 5th Mental Breakdown in a week


Your friends try to comfort you, but don't actually know how because they feel the same way.

7. When You Try To Toughen Up


Smiling through the pain works every time.

8. But Then You Just Cry Harder



You are just so done with the semester.

9. You Oversleep

Your bed is just too comfortable, after staying up half the night preparing for the class you no longer care more about than sleep.

10. When Your Professor Introduces a New Topic a week before the Final

HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO COMPREHEND THIS IN JUST A FEW DAYS?!

11. When it is Actually Nice Out For Once to Do Something But You Have To Study

Your life begins AFTER you study.

12. The Point You Reach During an All-Nighter When Caffeine Just Isn't Enough Anymore

Just. So. Tired.

13. The Moment You Realize You Didn't Even Need the Class You're Struggling in For Your Major

Why did you decide to stay in that class again?

14. The Moment You Realize You Think You Have Mastered Your Major

You're literally feeling too cool for school at this moment.

15. But Then Everything Comes Crashing Down When You See The Exam

You totally feel like you jinxed yourself.

16. When You Come Across A New Topic on the Exam

You definitely never went over it in class.

17. When You Get To The Exam And Realize You Need to Ace it to Pass The Class

SHIT.

18. When You Finish the Last Question on Your Last Exam of the Semester

Now to just double check your answers.

19. When You Walk Out of That Last Exam Feeling Like You Aced It

You are a miracle test taker.

20. But Now You Have To Go Study Even More

IS IT EVEN WORTH IT

21. When You Finally Give Up on Studying and Just Hope For the Best

You just pray you don't flunk your finals.

The month of April in college can be rough. You're in the final streatch and just need to make it to finals week. So, here's to hoping you get through the rest of April mentally intact and that you ace those exams! You got this.

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10 Things I Threw Out AFTER Freshman Year Of College

Guess half the stuff on your packing list doesn't really matter
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I spent the entire summer before my freshman year of college so WORRIED.

I also spent most of my money that summer on miscellaneous dorm stuff. I packed the car when the time finally came to move in, and spent the drive up excited and confused about what the heck was actually going on.

Freshman year came and went, and as I get ready to go back to school in just a few short weeks (!!), I'm starting to realize there's just a whole bunch of crap I just don't need.

After freshman year, I threw out:

1. Half my wardrobe.

I don't really know what I was thinking of owning 13 sweaters and 25 T-shirts in the first place. I wear the same five T-shirts until I magically find a new one that I probably got for free, and I put on jeans maybe four times. One pair is enough.

2. Half my makeup.

Following in the theme of #1, if I put on makeup, it's the same eyeliner-mascara combination as always. Sometimes I spice it up and add lipstick or eyeshadow.

3. My vacuum.

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One, I basically never did it. Two, if I REALLY needed to vacuum, dorms rent out cleaning supplies.

4. Most of my photos from high school.

I didn't throw them ALL away, but most of them won't be making a return to college. Things change, people change, your friends change. And that's okay.

5. Excess school supplies.

Binders are heavy and I am lazy. I surprisingly didn't lose that many pens, so I don't need the fifty pack anymore. I could probably do without the crayons.

6. Cups/Plates/Bowls/Silverware.

Again, I am lazy. I cannot be bothered to wash dishes that often. I'll stick to water bottles and maybe one coffee cup. Paper plates/bowls can always be bought, and plastic silverware can always be stolen from different places on campus.

7. Books.

I love to read, but I really don't understand why I thought I'd have the time to actually do it. I think I read one book all year, and that's just a maybe.

8. A sewing kit.

I don't even know how to sew.

9. Excessive decorations.

It's nice to make your space feel a little more cozy, but not every inch of the wall needs to be covered.

10. Throw pillows.

At night, these cute little pillows just got tossed to the floor, and they'd sit there for days if I didn't make my bed.

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I'm Not The Person I Was In High School And I'm Not Sorry I Changed

I'm sorry, the old me can't come to the phone right now.

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If those who knew me in high school hung out with me now, they probably wouldn't recognize me. If my friends from college hung out with me around two years ago, they probably wouldn't recognize me. It's safe to say I've changed... a lot. I definitely find the change to be for the better and I couldn't be happier with the person I've become.

In high school, I would sit at home every night anxiously waiting to leave and go out. Now, honestly, going out is the last thing I want to do any night of the week. While everyone in college is at a fraternity party or at the bars, I prefer to sit at home on the couch, watching Netflix with my boyfriend. That's an ideal night for me and it is exactly the opposite of what I wanted to do a couple of years ago. There's nothing wrong with going out and partying, it's just not what I want to do anymore.

I craved attention in high school. I went to the parties and outings so I could be in Snapchats and photos, just so people would know I was there. I hung out with certain groups of people just so I could say I was "friends" with so-and-so who was so very popular. I wanted to be known and I wanted to be cool.

Now, I couldn't care less. I go to the bars or the parties if I really feel like it or if my friends make me feel bad enough for never going anywhere that I finally decide to show up. It's just not my scene anymore and I no longer worry about missing out.

If you could look back at me during my junior year of high school, you probably would've found me searching for the best-ranked party schools and colleges with the best nearby clubs or bars. Now, you can find me eating snacks on the couch on a Friday night watching the parties through other peoples' Snapchats.

Some may say that I'm boring now, and while I agree that my life is a little less adventurous now than it was in high school, I don't regret the lifestyle changes I've made. I feel happier, I feel like a better person, I feel much more complete. I'm not sorry that I've changed since high school and I'm not sorry that I'm not living the typical "college lifestyle." I don't see anything wrong with that life, it's just not what makes me happy and it's not what I want to do anymore.

I've become a different person since high school and I couldn't be happier about it. I have a lot that's contributed to the change, but my boyfriend definitely was the main factor as he showed me that staying in can be a million times better than a night out. My interests and my social cravings have completely transitioned into that of an 80-year-old grandma, but I don't regret it.

Change doesn't have to be a bad thing. In fact, it can bring a lot more happiness and comfort. The transition from high school to college is drastic, but you can also use it as an opportunity to transition from one lifestyle to another. I don't regret the lifestyle flip I made and I couldn't be less apologetic about it.

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