The "Sophomore Slump" As Told By 'The Office'
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The "Sophomore Slump" As Told By 'The Office'

"I'm running away from my responsibilities. And it feels good."

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The "Sophomore Slump" As Told By 'The Office'
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The first year of college is always so hyped up - you're starting a new chapter of your life, you're likely at a big university in a new town, you're going to college parties for the first time, you're meeting many new people, and you're pursuing the career you want. But, for college sophomores, there's seemingly no "new" excitement or experiences. We've been-there-done-that to all the new and exciting things freshman year of college has to offer. It seems as though there's not much to look forward to in sophomore year, and we're just kind of "stuck in a slump." For those college freshman unaware of the "slump" feeling that awaits them next year, for the college sophomores deep in the slump, and for juniors and seniors looking back on their "sophomore slump" experience, this article is for you.

1) The day to day struggle of trying to pass your classes, maintain a job, get enough sleep, and attempt to have somewhat of a social life.

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2) Constantly hearing about the classes you will need to take, student loans you will need to pay, internships you need to get, future jobs you need to have lined up, and grad schools you need to apply to...even though you're only a sophomore.

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3) Fully understanding college life is so stressful and questioning if you can handle it anymore, then realizing you have at least two more years of it.

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4) Realizing that it's no longer cool to dumb things "just because you're in college," and all your actions have ramifications.

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5) When you're constantly questioning if you want to stay with your major or not, but at the same time, you're realizing you're already too far in your major to switch to a different one, so you might as well stick it out.

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6) Realizing how stupid you were for all the complaining you did freshman year, and wishing you could go back to when you were a freshman and life was easier.

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