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11 Struggles of a College Student

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College move in day is exciting for any student. Students are reunited with friends and their second home after a long summer. Though it is great to be back, moving in can be a bit stressful. Packing, moving, and arranging your room can be stressful and chaotic.

1. You feel like you forgot everything.

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Usually because you waited until the night before to do a bulk of your packing.

2. The car is stuffed to the brim.

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You are a true tetris master after loading up your car and you do a little dance after you finish.

3. Your mom usually comments about how much you are bringing to school.

This usually occurs when she sees the car.

4. Your mother smothers you before you leave.

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When you finally escape you are covered in her tears.

5. Your furniture is never arraiged the way you want it.

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The first hour is figuring out where you want your desk.

6. You have to unpack all of your stuff.

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It's almost as bad as packing all of it.

7. It takes multiple days to decorate.

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Your posters and pictures must be in the right place.

8. You realize you have to get ready for a new semester.

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Cue the anxiety attack.

9. You stress out about your first day of school outfit.

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You have to try and at least look presentable for the first week.

10. You order out because you are already sick of cafeteria food.

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11. People say hi to you and you can't remember their name.

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12. Despite all these you are so excited to start a new semester with friends.

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