10 Things You Know If You're a Commuter Trying To Park On Campus

10 Things You Know If You're a Commuter Trying To Park On Campus

The rich kids wind up parking however they want.
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One of the worst parts about commuting isn't the drive. It isn't the cost of gas and the parking pass. It isn't even the missing out on school bonding and activities. It's the parking lot.

The parking lot has been one of the worst things about being a commuter at college. Here are 5 things all commuter do when you drive to school:

1. Leaving early to drive around aimlessly, looking for a spot

Me looking for a spot. ^^^

You need at least 15-20 extra minutes to find a decent spot because you are NOT walking that far. You already talked yourself into going to the gym later, so you aren't walking that mile to class. (Yeah, I know. We totally are.)

2. Getting there early and still not finding a spot, so you stalk someone

Don't pretend you don't. Everyone does it. You see that person walking to or getting in their car and you follow them. You wait for them to get to their car and you put that turn signal on because THAT IS YOUR SPOT GUY IN THE BLUE HONDA! DON'T TEST ME, I WILL RAM YOUR CAR!

3. Boasting to others about the spot you got

You know the look. It's the one you give to the others driving around still searching for a spot. It's slightly smug and a little scared because part of you wonders if that's the guy you cut off for the spot...don't judge me...but also check your car before you leave so you can make sure no one keyed it.

4. Settling for a shitty spot when you are late

I honestly do just suck it up a lot because I'm basically always late. I decide to walk the mile because I really do need and we know I'm not really going to the gym later.

5. Making your own spot

I always watch those guys that make their own spot and don't get tickets. Please, teach me your ways because if I did that, then I'd have like 20 tickets.

6. That person that parks SO CLOSE TO YOU

Like dude, at least take me out on a date first. It's even worse when they park so close and you are still in your car. I make sure to give that "look" with side eye.

7. Seeing an empty spot and racing the other person to get there

You win some and you lose some. I just tend to lose.

8. Making promises to whatever for you to get a good spot

"If I get a good spot, I promise I'll stop eating Chinese." We know we won't stop, but when that spot opens up you feel kinda guilty because you are breaking the promise you just made.

9. The rich kids parking however they want

The more expensive the car, the shittier it gets parked. You can tell a douche bag when they hog two spots, and two GOOD spots at that.

10. Walking to you car at the end of the day

Nothing feels better than walking to your car at the end of a long day. And once you get in, it's like relief just sets in because you know you are about to head home, so you plug our phone in and blast that music. You feel a sense of freedom.

Parking at school is never fun, you either walk a mile or you pull a douce move and steal a spot (we all do it), but one thing that's nice is having freedom other students down't have. Commuting isn't that bad and it's nice to be at home after a hard day of class.

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You are worth more than the grade letter, or the GPA number on your transcript.

Listen, don't get me wrong, getting A's and B's definitely is something to feel accomplished for. It is the approval that you did it, you completed your class, and your hard work paid off.

But honey, get some sleep.

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Trying your best, and working hard for your goals is something that is A-worthy.

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5 Things Every Psychology Major Should Know

You decided to major in psychology? Congratulations! Welcome to the family! Here are five things you need to know before you go any further.

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Psychology is a very interesting subject to explore and an even more interesting subject to major in. You feel as if you will one day conquer the world and help find cures to the many, many mental health issues that plague the world we live in. However, before you go about doing that, here are five things every psych major should know.

1. You will be told "That sounds boring" or "You'll never find work with that."

Trust me when I tell you this because I have heard this way too many times to count. For some reason, people think that psych majors are idiots for picking a major that isn't widely talked about and think that we will fail at finding work. Sorry to break it to you, but the psych field is projected to grow 20 percent from 2014 to 2024. So when someone tells you that you're not going to succeed within the psych field, throw that information at them and see what they say.

2. Stop self diagnosing yourself.

I know it can be hard to sit through one of your psych classes and not relate to some type of disease or mental health issue the professor discusses. It's alright if you can relate to them, but please do not say you have Schizophrenia or Bipolar disorder unless you have been properly tested and see a psychiatrist. It would just be like a medical student diagnosing themselves with cancer or anything else. If you think you have a mental health issue after a lecture, talk to your professor or a psychiatrist. They will be able to help deduce if you are suffering from an illness or not.

3. You will also be told "Psychology is easy."

I understand when people tell me this. Honestly, I do. I understand that I am not going to school to be a doctor or a lawyer. However, that does not mean that being a psych major isn't hard. It takes a lot of brain power and memory space to remember the many mental illnesses that are out there and the many studies and test that have been done in the psych world. So, please do not tell me the major I'm studying isn't hard. I'd like to see you explain to me in complete detail how Genie the wild child showed the psych community how important parental contact with children is in the child's early years and why Genie was never able to live a normal life (psych majors will understand).

4. You're going to be asked what you're going to be, you explain yourself, and people have no clue what you're talking about.

Nothing is more embarrassing to a college student then explaining what you're going to be once you graduate college and people giving you a blank stare and saying, "you're going to be what again?" This has happened to me several times which caused my face to become as red as a tomato. I've gotten to the point that when someone asks me what I'm planning on doing after college, I give them the most detailed reply I could ever give. While it may seem unnecessary to give that kind of reply, your self-esteem will thank you.

5. What you're doing is important.

The work you're doing is important! The hours of studying about Freud, Maslow, and the psychological explanation on why someone hates the color red are important! You crying at 2 a.m. because you want to switch majors, but still decide to stick with psychology is important! You are the future of the psychological world. You are the next generation who will help solve the riddle of mental illnesses and come up with new treatments and medication that will help millions of people around the world. All you need to do when you are doubting yourself is remember that eventually, you are going to make great changes to this world that will last a lifetime.

Being a psychology major has many great aspects to it. You are learning how the human brain works and how people fall victim to their mental illnesses. You learn many different ways they are treated in hopes that one day, you will be on the "front line" treating hundreds of people and helping them get their lives back. While this period of being in school can be rather boring and feels like it's being dragged on, I believe like other psych majors that I will be doing good in the future and that's what helps me deal with some of the things I have mentioned above. I hope remembering that helps you as well.

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