Pros And Cons Of Having A Birthday After The Holidays
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Pros And Cons To Having Your Birthday After The Holidays And At The Beginning Of A New Semester

The best and worst parts of your first birthday in college


Pro #1. You get to spend your birthday with all of your new and old college friends. With the new semester coming in, you tend to meet a lot of new friends in your classes who you can celebrate with. You also get to come back to all of your old friends from the first semester who know when your birthday is and would love to celebrate it with you!

Con #1. You narrowly miss your chance to have off for your birthday. Just an extra week or two and I'd be enjoying a paid-for dinner with my family at the Cheesecake Factory. Sadly we don't get that much time off, so instead, I'll be chugging energy drinks and trying to get the homework done that I definitely waited until the last minute to do!

Pro #2. You avoid the post-holiday blues because you have your birthday to look forward to.There's no doubt that after the holidays (that take us off school for a whole month), everything feels a little bit duller in comparison. The lights are all taken down and that holiday cheer just isn't there anymore. Luckily there is always your birthday to look forward to that will help to cheer you up during the post-holiday blues.

Con #2. A lot of your friends will be busy with sorority/fraternity stuff. With the start of a new semester, comes the start of rush weekends etc. A lot of your friends won't be able to celebrate with you on your birthday weekend because of this. It sucks but they'll come back to you in a few weeks!

Pro #3. It most likely will snow on your birthday! For some people, this might be a con but if you love the snow as much as I do. Growing up in Texas, it's hard to ever experience snow, so you better believe that I'm looking forward to experiencing it on my birthday at 'Cuse. It might be hard to leave your room in all that cold, but the view sure would be pretty!

Con #3. Your Christmas present is also your Birthday present.Sadly, there is no double the presents for me. Last year my present was actually being able to go to Syracuse because apparently paying for the enrollment was a "gift in itself". Anyways, for the next four years, I can be expecting half the amount of presents instead of double until the debt of going to Syracuse is finally paid off.

Overall, there isn't really a way to decide if having a birthday near a new semester and after the holidays is a good or bad thing. Either way, us Capricorns and Aquariuses make the best of the situation and enjoy our birthdays with the people who love us either at home or college.

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