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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23 Things That Defined Your Childhood If You Were A Late 90s/Early 00s Baby

Own that pony tail. Work that up-do!

If you were born in the late 90s or early 00s then you grew up in the age of youtube, computer games, and Disney Channel. As we become adults, we are coming to the time what we love to reminisce on everything we played, watched, and listened to while we were growing up. We went through many stages of computer games: from Freddi Fish to PhotoBooth. If you are a millennial, you will know these 23 things as a huge part of your childhood.

1. FRED Youtube Videos

The annoyingly funny, fast-talking, youtube star, Fred, began the youtube craze that has yet to end.

2. Disney Channel Computer Games

Disney Channel's website had a plethora of games that we played for hours. Recently, BuzzFeed found links to the best of the best to let us relive our childhood.

3. The Amanda Show

Everyone's favorite show!

4. The Disney Channel Games

Our first (and best) version of the Olympics!

5. Webkinz

Let's face it. Most of us had 20+ Webkinz and spun the Wheel of WOW every day!

6. Space Jam

Classic movie turned frat theme.

7. Bon Qui Qui


You can follow Bon Qui Qui on Instagram @bonquiqui.

8. That’s So Sweet Life of Hannah Montanna

The crossover episode of a lifetime!

9. Razor phones

Everyone's dream phone.

10. Lizzie McGuire Movie

What could be better than Lizzie McGuire singing to Lizzie McGuire?

11. Can I Have Your Number

"The back of your head is ridiculous."

12. Neopets

Before Webkinz came around.

13. Tamagotchi

From keychain to Wii game, we had it all.

14. Bratz

The cool kids had Bratz dolls.

15. Potter Puppet Pals: The Mysterious Ticking Noise

"Ron... Ron... Ron... Ron WEASLEY."

16. Charlie The Unicorn

This youtube video was oddly entertaining.

17. Club Penguin

When we weren't on Webkinz, we were on Club Penguin.

18. Guitar Hero/Rock Band

We were basically all rockstars.

19. Steve Irwin


20. Life With Derek

A forgotten treasure.

21. The Potential Breakup Song

Aly and AJ rocked it when they weren't busy working in a dairy factory.

22. The Clique

These book-turned-movies were epic.

23. Charlie Bit My Finger


Although the youtube craze hasn't ended, it sure has changed!

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I Don't Miss High School, And I'm Not Sorry About It

The yearbook was closed and has been closed since I received my diploma.

High school: It's said to be the best four years of your life. However, I discovered that they had been the worst four of mine. I don't miss high school, not even for a split second. Why would I miss a place where everyone pretended to be my friend? Why would I miss a place where everyone knew everyone's business? Why would I miss a place where people had no better way to spend their time besides talking about each other and subtweeting each other? (Yes, I'm guilty of that, too.)

When I first walked through the halls of my high school, I was that lost, ugly freshman girl who thought it was necessary to look good every single day of the week. As the years went on, I was still a little ugly but had some type of "glo-up" each new school year.

I was never the student to be picked for anything. I ran for student council my freshman year and lost because it was a popularity contest, so I didn't run again. I played softball, but my talents were underappreciated, so I didn't come back my sophomore year. I tried almost everything offered at the school and could not find out where I fit in. Now that I look back, I'm different than everyone else I went to school with and I really don't fit in with who they are.

In high school, there was never anything to do. You couldn't drive until junior year, so bumming rides off of the older kids or walking everywhere was the most common form of transportation (because no one wants their mommy and daddy dropping them off). When the older kids finally got their licenses, it was a cool thing to jam out in the car five nights a week. Just driving around and wasting gas — why did we think it was fun?

The rumors and the pettiness in high school were overall ridiculous. No one can be themselves in high school without feeling uncomfortable about it. Everyone will judge you for whatever they can. I don't miss high school at all: Not the sports, not the students, not the place, not the food. Nothing is missed or worth looking back on. The worst four years of my life are over.

One year in college has been better and filled with more memories than four years in high school.

High school sucks. Point blank. Yearbook closed.

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