This school year seems to be very different from every other. We're less than two months into the semester, and already everyone is irritated about how things are going. People are cranky, people are sad and some days... life is just hard.
Being in college isn't always fun and games like the movies and songs portray. It's a lot of time spent in the library, working on projects and studying for things you may never think about again once the semester is over. Not to mention, the drama and craziness that being a young adult brings.
Imagine living in a town of 50,000+ college kids. These students are living on their own for the first time, sometimes barely surviving to their next meal. It's crazy to think how many important decisions these young, naive college students have to make before they graduate.
What do I major in? What career do I want? Do I want to be involved in this organization or this one? Do I have time for a job in college? How am I going to support myself while working at an unpaid internship? Where am I going to live next year?
In what other place do thousands of young adults gather and live on their own? I'm surprised college towns are actually able to operate some days (especially after big rivalry football games). We just left the safe serenity of our hometowns just a few years, or months, ago. How are we supposed to handle everything that adulthood has to offer so quickly? How are we supposed to mature to the best versions of ourselves overnight?
What adults and older generations don't always understand or entirely get, is that this life is hard. College can easily bring students to the breaking point. It's absolutely exhausting to be expected to stay up all night to study or work on a project. It's absolutely terrifying to wonder if you have enough money to feed yourself for the whole week. It's extremely stressful to try to fit everything that needs to be done into a schedule.
Some days... college is too much. I think that's okay though. We college students work hard, and we deserve a break every now and then.