10 Questions College Students Are Sick Of Hearing

10 Questions College Students Are Sick Of Hearing

We hate these questions more than homework. *sigh*

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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An Open Letter To Every Girl With A Big Heart, Except When It Comes To Herself

Because it's so much easier to love everyone around you before yourself.

They say the key is that you have to "love yourself before you can love anyone else," or before "anyone can love you."

For those who deal with mass amounts of anxiety, or have many insecurities, that can be an extremely hard task. It seems much easier to tell your friend who is doubting herself that she looks great in that top than to look in the mirror and feel the same about yourself. It is much easier to tell your significant other that everything is going to be OK than to believe it will be when something goes wrong in your life. It becomes easier to create excuses for the ones around you than for yourself, and this is because you have such a big heart. You want those that you love to be happy and worry-free, yet you spend nights thinking about everything you have on your plate, about what you did wrong that day, fearing if someone in your life is mad at you, believing that you will never be good enough yet convincing everyone else that they are.

You are the girl with the biggest heart, yet you can't love yourself the way you care for everyone else in your life. There are many reasons that you should love yourself, though, and that's something that everyone around you is willing to tell you.

You're thoughtful.

Before doing anything, you always consider how it is going to affect those around you. You don't want to do anything that could hurt someone, or something that could make someone mad at you. It does not take much to make you happy, just seeing others happy does the job, and it is that simple. Because of this, you remember the little things. Meaningful dates, small details, and asking someone how their day was is important to you, and it makes those around you feel important too. You simply just want the people that you care about to be happy, and that is an amazing trait.

You're appreciative.

You don't need a big, fancy, and expensive date night to make you happy. Whether it's a picnic on the beach or a night in watching a movie, you're happy to just be with the person that you love. You appreciate every "good morning" text, and it truly does mean something when someone asks how you are. You tend to appreciate the person that you're with more than the things that they provide and for that, your sincerity will never go unnoticed.

You have a lot of love in your heart.

Every "I love you" has meant something, just as you remember the smallest moments that have meant the most to you. You remember the look in your significant other's eyes when they told you that for the first time. You remember the smile on your best friend's face when you told them that everything was going to be OK and that you would always be there. You remember the swell of happiness your parents felt when you decided to surprise them with a trip home one day, and you thrive off of all of that love.

You don't give up on the people you love, even if they have given you a reason to.

It is a foreign idea to just drop someone from your life, even if they betrayed you. You try to look at their mistake from every stance, not wanting to provide an excuse for them, but to give them another chance. Not everyone deserves it, and that is something that you learn along the way, but you feel good in the sense that you gave them a chance even if no one else would.

It's OK to not love yourself all the time. It's normal, and natural to stand in the mirror and think about everything wrong. And it's OK to love other people, even when you can't feel the same about yourself. But your big heart is why you should love yourself. There are so many reasons that you are a beautiful person, and the people that you spend all your time caring about feel that you have so much more to offer the world, and yourself.

So, next time you think about what you don't like about yourself, remember what makes you special –– the size of your heart and all of the love in it, and then share that love with yourself.

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To The High School Senior Wishing She Could Fast-Forward To Graduation, Careful What You Wish For

Don't wish this time away.


As the last stretch of my freshman year of college stands before me, I've been thinking a lot about where I was a year ago today. I've thought about how fast the time has gone, but also how much has happened in that year.

A year ago, I decided what college I was going to and was getting ready to graduate, and honestly counting down the days until graduation. Senior year was almost over, and I couldn't wait to walk across that stage, get my diploma, and FINALLY get to start my real life. However, now that it's a year later I honestly barely remember all those little moments and it feels like literally a world ago when I was in my high school and making my Senior Board full of pictures of my childhood. And part of me wishes that I hadn't wished all that time away.

So, to my high school seniors out there — I encourage you to cherish all the memories you are making. I encourage you to spend time with your parents and savor the meals you have with them and enjoy the conversations where your mom asks all the mom questions about your day, and your dad tells a story from his childhood that you've heard a million times before. I encourage you to appreciate the friends you have, and whether or not you plan to stay friends with them after graduation, be grateful for the time with them in this season and the role that they played in your life.

I ask you to look around your high school, stop and stare at the walls that you've probably been praying to get out of for a few months now and appreciate the memories and times you've had in those buildings. Whether or not high school was a great time for you or a bad time, it was a time of growth and the place where you matured and made mistakes and succeeded.

Seniors, enjoy these last few months because before you know it you'll blink and it will be a year later and you'll be miss those days that you complained about, those teachers you rolled your eyes at, and those friends that you shared that time with.

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