10 Questions College Students Are Sick Of Hearing

10 Questions College Students Are Sick Of Hearing

We hate these questions more than homework. *sigh*
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As a college student, we're always being bombarded with questions that we don't know the answer to, or we just don't want to answer. Our professors are always asking us questions about the class material, which is fine, we're here for a reason, right? Then we go home for break (to finally wind down) and we run into our high school teacher whom we haven't seen in years. Suddenly we're asked a million annoying questions about school. We barely know what we're doing, and now we have to find an answer to these repetitive questions to make it seem like we have it all figured out.

Here are the top ten questions that must be TERMINATED before I rip my hair out:

1. How is college treating you?

It's treating me like I just got hit by a bus, and then it went into reverse and hit me again. I haven't had a decent nights sleep all semester, but for the sake of this conversation, I'm gonna tell you I love it!

2. What are you studying/what's your major?

We know, this is a great conversation starter and why wouldn't you ask us what we're going to college for? But unfortunately we hate this question because we're asked it a million times. So please do us a favor, stop.

3. What do you wanna do with your degree after graduation?

Get a job and obviously (and hopefully) make money so I never have to go back to school and take another final. Until then I'm just gonna keep pretending like I know what I'm doing.

4. How is "dorm life"?

Pros: Party in your room no matter the day of the week, no rules (until you get caught by the RA), and having all your best friends live with you.

Cons: Crappy microwave, shower is always taken (living with 6 girls is rough), and noisy upstairs neighbors who play house music at 3am.

5. Do you have a job at school?

Let's just say theres been days where I've eaten ramen noodles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

6. Are you staying out of trouble?

This is the nice way of asking "do you party a lot"? Yes, we're college students. Yes, we're absolute animals. No, Aunt Agnes, I'm not going to tell you how fast I can shotgun a beer.

7. Do you study a lot?

Does cramming count? Because in that case, yes, I do study a lot.

8. What are your grades like this semester?

I mean it's the effort that counts...right?

9. Do you like your roommates?

Duh I love my roommates (usually), being alone sucks. I only want to kill them half the time, but the other half we good.

10. What do you do in your free time?

Enough. Said.

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To The Girl Who Isn't Graduating On Time, It Won't Feel Any Less Amazing When You Do

Graduating is something to be proud of no matter how long it takes you.

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To the girl who isn't graduating college "on time,"

I promise, you will get there eventually, and you will walk across that graduation stage with the biggest smile on your face.

You may have a different journey than the people you grew up with, and that is OKAY. You may have some twists and turns along the way, a few too many major changes, a life change, you may have taken most of a semester off to try to figure your life out, and you're doing the best you can.

Your family and your friends don't think less of you or your accomplishments, they are proud of your determination to get your degree.

They are proud of the woman you are becoming. They don't think of you as a failure or as someone any less awesome than you are. You're getting your degree, you're making moves towards your dreams and the life that you have always wanted, so please stop beating yourself up while you see people graduating college on time and getting a job or buying a car.

Your time will come, you just keep doing what you need to do in order to get on that graduation stage.

Your path is set out for you, and you will get there with time but also with patience. The place you're at right now is where you are supposed to be. You are going to thrive and you are going to be the best version of you when you graduate and start looking for a company that you will be proud to work for. Don't look on social media and feel less than, because at least you're still working towards your degree that you are finally passionate about. You will be prepared. You will be ready once the time comes and you cross the stage, move away, and start your journey in whatever field you're going into.

Don't question yourself, and be confident in your abilities.

With love,

A girl who isn't graduating on time

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I'm Not The Person I Was In High School And I'm Not Sorry I Changed

I'm sorry, the old me can't come to the phone right now.

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If those who knew me in high school hung out with me now, they probably wouldn't recognize me. If my friends from college hung out with me around two years ago, they probably wouldn't recognize me. It's safe to say I've changed... a lot. I definitely find the change to be for the better and I couldn't be happier with the person I've become.

In high school, I would sit at home every night anxiously waiting to leave and go out. Now, honestly, going out is the last thing I want to do any night of the week. While everyone in college is at a fraternity party or at the bars, I prefer to sit at home on the couch, watching Netflix with my boyfriend. That's an ideal night for me and it is exactly the opposite of what I wanted to do a couple of years ago. There's nothing wrong with going out and partying, it's just not what I want to do anymore.

I craved attention in high school. I went to the parties and outings so I could be in Snapchats and photos, just so people would know I was there. I hung out with certain groups of people just so I could say I was "friends" with so-and-so who was so very popular. I wanted to be known and I wanted to be cool.

Now, I couldn't care less. I go to the bars or the parties if I really feel like it or if my friends make me feel bad enough for never going anywhere that I finally decide to show up. It's just not my scene anymore and I no longer worry about missing out.

If you could look back at me during my junior year of high school, you probably would've found me searching for the best-ranked party schools and colleges with the best nearby clubs or bars. Now, you can find me eating snacks on the couch on a Friday night watching the parties through other peoples' Snapchats.

Some may say that I'm boring now, and while I agree that my life is a little less adventurous now than it was in high school, I don't regret the lifestyle changes I've made. I feel happier, I feel like a better person, I feel much more complete. I'm not sorry that I've changed since high school and I'm not sorry that I'm not living the typical "college lifestyle." I don't see anything wrong with that life, it's just not what makes me happy and it's not what I want to do anymore.

I've become a different person since high school and I couldn't be happier about it. I have a lot that's contributed to the change, but my boyfriend definitely was the main factor as he showed me that staying in can be a million times better than a night out. My interests and my social cravings have completely transitioned into that of an 80-year-old grandma, but I don't regret it.

Change doesn't have to be a bad thing. In fact, it can bring a lot more happiness and comfort. The transition from high school to college is drastic, but you can also use it as an opportunity to transition from one lifestyle to another. I don't regret the lifestyle flip I made and I couldn't be less apologetic about it.

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