Contrary To Popular Belief, Not All Morning People Wake Up To The Sound Of Baby Birds

Contrary To Popular Belief, Not All Morning People Wake Up To The Sound Of Baby Birds

While I don't wake up like a Disney princess, being a morning person has its perks.

I did not realize that I was a morning person until about a year ago. When I discovered that a lot of my morning routine was not quite normal, I was not sure what to think. More often than not, it was not difficult to wake up if I needed to be somewhere or do something, I had always been one of the first ones awake at almost any sleepover, and simply having coffee in the morning could have me wide awake.

Once I got into college, I realized that being the minority in this category was certainly in my favor, especially with having an 8:35 AM class twice a week. Of course I did not enjoy having to get up so early, but being a morning person definitely worked in my favor as almost everyone else walked in looking partly like a zombie.

Even though getting up is not nearly as difficult compared to someone who is strictly a night owl, it is nothing close to the fantasy showed in those morning people versus night person videos or any Disney movie ever.

No, birds don't chirp around me as I stretch and greet the sun.

No, my hair isn't perfect when I sit up and I don't always wake up with a smile on my face. Night owls have probably drawn up these fantasies of "morning people", because the idea of being able to get up easily in the morning sounds absurd.

But being a morning person is not really like that at all, at least it isn't to me. I typically don't need to hit the snooze button, and if I do, I will most likely be unable to fall back asleep and just lay there. Also, if I were to naturally wake up in the morning after 8 AM it is unlikely that I will be able to go back to sleep. These are valid to a certain degree. In other words, if I stayed up very late the night before or am not feeling well, yes, you will find me sleeping.

As for during the night, I would certainly not consider myself someone that goes to bed early. But, it is rare that you will find me awake at 2 AM on a regular basis. Even though for a college student, that is probably earlier than average.

Being able to function in morning classes has so many benefits. In fact, the idea of late afternoon and evening classes aggravates me. Having earlier classes means that there is a lot of time later on in the day to do with however much productivity as I choose. Whenever I have a class that goes past 4:00 PM, I feel as though my entire day has been wasted.

Therefore, even though there are very few morning people that I have met at college, it certainly helps make my life a whole lot easier.

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Spring break is three weeks away and I am already counting down the days. Why didn't anyone warn me that Sophomore year is so stressful? Don't get me wrong, I am extremely thankful to be given the opportunity to further my education. However, sometimes I just have to put my feelings first, and admit that I feel overwhelmed by my college workload.

Before any adults say “college is easy, you just need to apply your time” I do apply my time! This semester I am taking 18 credits, writing for the Odyssey, and active in two on-campus clubs. For those who are in the same predicament and balance a full/part-time job, I salute you. Recently, on Twitter, I came across a tweet stating “College isn't hard, the work just piles up on you” and related to that completely. I feel teachers should give homework because it gives clarity and practice in concepts that were not understood in class. But homework such as 40 multiple choice questions in macroeconomics, 40 multiple choice questions in accounting, 145 pages to read in fashion, a two page in essay in business writing, 45 pages to read plus a discussion question in international marketing, and 16 short answer questions in organizational behavior per week is excessive! Especially if you are not naturally gifted, so you have to take time outside of class to review lessons. And guess what? Somewhere in between all that work, I have to find time to eat, exercise, socialize, sleep, and apply for summer internships. On top of that, when you suffer from anxiety, managing symptoms is a full-time job in itself.

Its hard when you want to be successful but the process of achieving success requires you climb up a narrow mountain with a broken arm with 20/70 vision.

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Nevertheless, When I feel defeated (which is often) I refer to my motivational quotes which states “Build your own dreams, or someone will hire you to build theirs” and “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty” to get me through. College is definitely a never-ending cycle of headaches, but I’m confident that I’ll eventually enjoy the fruits of my labor. Therefore, cheers to 2 ½ more months in the semester.

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I knew I loved Villanova University from the first time I stepped on campus. This was back in my junior year of high school. The following two years I adamantly followed Villanova in the hopes that I would end up there. Everything about this school was desirable.

It just seemed like a happy, lively, and loving place. When I was accepted in my senior year, I was ecstatic. This was the place I had dreamed of being, and now my dream was coming true. Now that I am here, I get to love all the things I had previously admired from afar, plus everything I have gotten to experience since getting here.

1. It’s gorgeous campus

From the Oreo to the cherry trees lining the entrance of the St. Thomas of Villanova Church, wherever you go on campus. I know when I was looking at schools, I would always notice the cohesiveness of the buildings around campus.

2. The Spit/Cova

Some people love the Spit and some people hate it, but regardless, upperclassmen will tell you to cherish it while you still have it. In addition, Cova is the best dining hall on campus in my opinion, no contest.

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Philly is an amazing city and it’s a mere 30-minute train ride away.

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And while this does mean that your professor knows when you skip, this also means that they have a better opportunity of getting to know you on a more personal level.

6. Basketball

Basketball brings Villanova together in the best way possible.

7. Jay Wright

I shouldn’t even have to explain this one.

8. Greek life

Greek life is by no means the be-all end-all of social life at Villanova, and I think that’s what makes it so great. It’s what you make of it.

9. Camp Co

I’m not sorry, you knew this would be on here. Buffalo mozzarella fries forever have my heart.

10. The students

There is an indescribable sense community at Villanova.

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