11 Shamelessly Predictable Thoughts College Kids Have Every Day Walking To Class

11 Shamelessly Predictable Thoughts College Kids Have Every Day Walking To Class

`We have all thought of at least ONE of these.

We have all roughly been there, walking at 7:30 in the morning, in the rain, the snow, or even a bright sunny day.

College Students trail their tracks in order to get to class and in the journey of doing so, many thoughts go along the way that the average college student thinks

1. Do I really have to go to class?

I feel this on such a spiritual level. There have been several times when I am lying in my bed, staring at the ceiling and wonder if today’s class is necessary. I have even looked at the syllabus to see if it is a class worth skipping. But in the end, most of us end up going.

2. *Checks email* I wonder if class got cancelled

There are some professors out in the world who have the same vibes as us when it comes to school. I personally have had a professor cancel class because he was not “feeling it” but hey, I am not complaining, so every morning my phone is on full blast waiting for the email and even when walking to class, we all make the silent prayer that we can turn around and head back to our nice comfy beds.

3. I need coffee, right now

I have not had this need for coffee until last semester (the friends who brought me into the coffee world know exactly who they are). So now I am apart of the “I need coffee now” group. When walking to class, a lot of us feel as those something is missing without the warm beverage in our hand. While others are possibly flipping out because they do not have their second cup already in front of them.

4. I forgot my book!

Been there...I just keep walking.

5. Sorry I am not walking fast enough for you!

Whether it is driving or walking on the sidewalk, there is always a person who feels as if they are running a marathon to class and then they are hightailing your butt and then the second they get the chance, they cut in front of you. Uh rude much! I do not know about you all, but I feel slightly insulted when this happens to me. My bad you did not wake up early enough and have to sprint to class.

6. Why does that guy keep staring at me

When the campus has the whole “two-way street” thing, it is pretty normal to see people you know walk to campus so you smile. But then there are times when someone is looking at you and you don’t know who they are. You look down at the ground, your phone and look back up and Lord behold, they are still looking at you. It’ll be creepy for a second but the moment will soon pass.

7. Ah it's cold, today is not a cute day

Especially where I go to school, it can go from 50 degrees to 4 degrees in 12 hours. So I would look out the window and think “IT’S SWEATS DAY” and bundle up from head to toe. So I’m not slaying, oh well, I’m cozy af though.

8. If I wear my sunglasses no one will know I’m looking at them

I’m invisible, no one will talk to me, the sun won’t burn my eyes. Sunglasses are one of the best inventions of all time.

9. Stupid wind *pushes hair from face*

Where is my hair tie when I need it?

10. If I speed walk I only have to leave my room 15 minutes early instead of 20

This is what I call practical mathematics.

11. Elevator or Stairs…*laughs* *presses elevator button*

No explanation.

Cover Image Credit: Deb Greengold

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It's Time To Thank Your First Roommate

Not the horror story kind of roommate, but the one that was truly awesome.

Nostalgic feelings have recently caused me to reflect back on my freshman year of college. No other year of my life has been filled with more ups and downs, and highs and lows, than freshman year. Throughout all of the madness, one factor remained constant: my roommate. It is time to thank her for everything. These are only a few of the many reasons to do so, and this goes for roommates everywhere.

You have been through all the college "firsts" together.

If you think about it, your roommate was there through all of your first college experiences. The first day of orientation, wishing you luck on the first days of classes, the first night out, etc. That is something that can never be changed. You will always look back and think, "I remember my first day of college with ____."

You were even each other's first real college friend.

You were even each other's first real college friend.

Months before move-in day, you were already planning out what freshman year would be like. Whether you previously knew each other, met on Facebook, or arranged to meet in person before making any decisions, you made your first real college friend during that process.

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The transition from high school to college is not easy, but somehow you made it out on the other side.

It is no secret that transitioning from high school to college is difficult. No matter how excited you were to get away from home, reality hit at some point. Although some people are better at adjusting than others, at the times when you were not, your roommate was there to listen. You helped each other out, and made it through together.

Late night talks were never more real.

Remember the first week when we stayed up talking until 2:00 a.m. every night? Late night talks will never be more real than they were freshman year. There was so much to plan for, figure out, and hope for. Your roommate talked, listened, laughed, and cried right there with you until one of you stopped responding because sleep took over.

You saw each other at your absolute lowest.

It was difficult being away from home. It hurt watching relationships end and losing touch with your hometown friends. It was stressful trying to get in the swing of college level classes. Despite all of the above, your roommate saw, listened, and strengthened you.

...but you also saw each other during your highest highs.

After seeing each other during the lows, seeing each other during the highs was such a great feeling. Getting involved on campus, making new friends, and succeeding in classes are only a few of the many ways you have watched each other grow.

There was so much time to bond before the stresses of college would later take over.

Freshman year was not "easy," but looking back on it, it was more manageable than you thought at the time. College only gets busier the more the years go on, which means less free time. Freshman year you went to lunch, dinner, the gym, class, events, and everything else possible together. You had the chance to be each other's go-to before it got tough.

No matter what, you always bounced back to being inseparable.

Phases of not talking or seeing each other because of business and stress would come and go. Even though you physically grew apart, you did not grow apart as friends. When one of you was in a funk, as soon as it was over, you bounced right back. You and your freshman roommate were inseparable.

The "remember that one time, freshman year..." stories never end.

Looking back on freshman year together is one of my favorite times. There are so many stories you have made, which at the time seemed so small, that bring the biggest laughs today. You will always have those stories to share together.

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The unspoken rule that no matter how far apart you grow, you are always there for each other.

It is sad to look back and realize everything that has changed since your freshman year days. You started college with a clean slate, and all you really had was each other. Even though you went separate ways, there is an unspoken rule that you are still always there for each other.

Your old dorm room is now filled with two freshmen trying to make it through their first year. They will never know all the memories that you made in that room, and how it used to be your home. You can only hope that they will have the relationship you had together to reflect on in the years to come.

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Slowing down in a fast pace world.


In a world where everything is moving so fast pace, I have found comfort in taking small moments to reflect on the blurring images around me. I have always loved to journal, but recently I have found a system that works very well for me.

One habit that I have newly formed is creating a section in my journal that I like to call "Get Out of My Head." Life moves very fast and sometimes my thoughts can't keep up. This causes stress, anxiety, sadness and even the feeling of loneliness. I have created this section in my journal to be a safe place where I can just scribble down whatever is taking over my head, but there is a trick.

Like I stated previously, I have always loved to journal, but I never found ultimate comfort in it because I would go back and read what I wanted to remove from my mind. This was causing me to reexperience what I didn't want to. I highly suggest having a place in your journal that is essentially a flame for all th4e thoughts you want to rid of.

On the contrary, have a section in your journal where you love to look. I try and fill this section with happy thoughts, quotes, verses, and gratitude. This makes journaling and reading your entries something to look forward to, rather than not.

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