November College Thoughts

10 November Thoughts Every College Student Has, Without Fail

You know you can relate.

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October is over and we are officially in the second to last month of the year - here's how we feel about it.

1. Where did October Go?!

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It seems like just yesterday we were hanging fake cobwebs and spooky stickers in our dorm window. October came and went just as fast as my motivation to have perfect attendance did (sorry, Mom).

2. That would have been a great Halloween Costume

Ah, yes. Could've, should've, would've. We're so use to seeing the same costumes over and over again, but we're culprits of the same crime. It seems we always think of the best, funniest, wittiest Halloween costumes AFTER the Holiday has passed. Fingers crossed we remember them BEFORE next Halloween (but let's be honest, we probably won't).

3. Where do I vote, again?

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With midterms right around the corner (midterm elections, that is), and with the vast majority of us being of legal voting age, we're all looking forward to helping to decide who our country's next legislators will be. There's just one problem: we have no clue where we're supposed to vote.

Thankfully, many of our universities have resources that tell us exactly where our polling places are (if you're a college student reading this who has yet to do so, please - for the love of God - register to vote).

4. I totally have time to bring my grades up

The semester JUST started less than two months ago - we have PLENTY of time to fix those less-than-perfect grades into ones we're proud to show out parents!

5. I am NOT taking morning or Friday classes next semester

Nope. Nope! Absolutely not. I will not sacrifice my sleep for an education. The same classes are offered at later times, I can just enroll in those instead. Snooze City, here I come!

6. THANKSGIVING IS HERE!

Thanksgiving has arrived and were oh-so-thankful for the real, not crappy-dining-hall food that we are absolutely going to devour, come turkey day. Not to mention, we get to see our families and friends, AND stock up on cold weather (cringe) gear that we will be needing for the months to come.

7. Oh right, that New Years Resolution...

With two months left in the year, chances are you've given up on your resolution(s). If you haven't, all power to you! However, if you're like me, you're seeing this "failed" resolution as more of an "extended deadline." By this time next year, we will have surely fulfilled whatever the resolution was, right?

8. Holiday Season???

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The holidays are... next month? Should we start buying gifts? How do we buy gifts when we're broke? How the heck is December here? Speaking of...

9. Wait, WHAT?!

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DECEMBER?! So we have ONE MONTH to fix those non optimal grades AND schedule next semesters classes AND study for finals?!

10. You know what, I take it back.

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My schedule didn't work out the way I wanted, so I have morning classes. I don't have time to fix all my grades, but C's get degrees. I'm terrified for finals, but where there's a will there's a way, right? At least I can eat my feelings in turkey and pie. Whatever, better luck next semester!

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Why You Should Stop Chasing Him

You deserve better.
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They say “the thrill of the chase" makes someone more enticing. There's just something about wanting something you can't have that drives you crazy (in a good way). There is never a dull moment. Pursuing him is a challenge. Nothing comes easily. What's the fun in that anyway?

I'm going to tell you this: stop chasing him. Stop forgiving him when he forgets to answer your text messages and phone calls. Stop being the one to always make plans. Stop letting him bail on you. Stop waiting around for him. Stop being lied to. Stop making excuses when he doesn't make time for you. There is a difference between someone who is “hard to get" and a flat out jerk who doesn't give you the time of day. Stop letting him use you.

You deserve to be with someone who makes you fall asleep every night in the middle of texting him because neither of you want the conversation to end. You deserve someone who plans dates for the two of you. You deserve someone who asks you to hang out before midnight. You deserve someone who wants to spend time with you just as much as you do with them. You deserve someone who insists on paying for your ice cream. You deserve someone who won't deceive you. You deserve someone who is straightforward. You deserve attention. You deserve affection. You deserve a partnership that is mutual, not one-sided. You deserve to be chased.

You are better than 3 a.m. “Hey" texts. You are better than a night spent watching a movie just to fool around. You are better than trying to decode his vague messages. You are better than his shadiness. You are better than mind games. You are better than being ignored.

If you have to chase him, he's not worth it. Don't settle for someone who makes you beg for his attention. If he is genuinely interested in getting to know you, he will put in the effort. A relationship where your feelings are reciprocated is far more rewarding than one where you constantly feel like you have to drag him along.

Change your mentality. Become more independent. Be confident, be bold. Find happiness in being alone. Don't waste your time pathetically chasing after someone who doesn't feel the same, but doesn't have the heart or the courage to tell you so. Your self-confidence and positivity will make you radiant, and eventually, you will attract the kind of guy who is mature enough to not mess with your head.

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Newsflash! It's Time For Everybody To Love Everybody

Come on, people, get it together.

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I, personally, think it's time for everybody to just start loving each other. Now listen, this doesn't mean you need to actually love everyone, but at least accept them. Acceptance is the closest thing we are gonna get to loving each other.

Let me tell you a little something: politics at the moment are very messy. No matter which side it is, it's messy. There is no denying that. If you try to deny that, then good for you, you're not helping anybody. If you really want some change, you need to start being the bigger person. Change isn't about who can yell about something louder or who has the "better" argument, it's about being respectful.

Just because someone has an opposing view does not mean you need to yell at them. Does yelling solve anything ever? Maybe temporarily, like for 2 minutes, but that's about as long as you're gonna get. There's absolutely no need to indirectly say something about certain individuals on social media. Yes, there is freedom of speech, but everybody should keep in mind why they have that right and why they still have it.

I do not understand why it is so hard to be respectful of one another. If someone goes after another person talking about how absolutely terrible it is of them thinking something should be illegal, the person who's being yelled at should respectfully ignore the other individual's disrespectful remarks. If the individual does not stop, then they are not aware that they are making no difference in the world.

What I'm trying to get at here is that in order to love each other, we really need to accept all our differences. If we really want change we need to go right to the sources, not just yell at each other from across the street. If everyone learned to accept each other, life would be a whole lot easier. Is this ever going to happen? Of course not. This is the solution though, whether you think so or not.

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