School is starting back up, and I can't help but feel a mix of "yay!" and "ugh..." simultaneously. A new school year brings with it new chances for growth and self-advancement but also many sleepless nights and wine ruined by your own tears. But take heart- we here at the Odyssey feel this pain and have the best thing to get you through the initial school year emotional roller coaster: sarcasm.
It's been three whole months off of school and you couldn't be happier to go back! You're excited to see your friends, start your classes and make your way closer to that sweet, sweet degree. You already have your pencil bag packed and ready to go.
Uh oh, you just looked up text book prices didn't you? Take a deep breath and cling to your last free weekend before a black hole of work inevitably sucks up your social life.
3. Put on your game face.
You pull yourself together, give yourself a pep talk and head to campus ready to take on your first day!
4. "Oh sh*t."
You come back only to realize once you get to class you are not even prepared. Like at all.
To try to stay on top of things, you reinstate your school schedule. You get up early, go to the gym, eat.. I don't know, kale? And make it a point to go to bed at a decent hour.
6. Team no sleep.
Just as you start to think you're on top of things, you get to lecture and realize you're going to have to SparkNote the hell out of the chapter you forgot to read just to get today's participation points.
7. Keep trucking on!
You keep at it; study groups, late nighters and coffee have once again become your closest friends. Sometimes though the pressure is too much, and you can't help but scream out in anguished agony.
To combat the stress, you may engage slightly in some rather..."adventurous" activities...
9. Treat yo self.
You wake up the next day and remember what you did last night... BUT tbh you worked hard and deserved it. So don't let any haters tell you otherwise.
10. Back to work!
OK, you've had your fun. You keep studying your tush off so you only to go into your first exam like...
11. But it's OK...
Because no matter how overwhelmed you may feel your studying and hard work IS paying off, and you come out victorious!! Look at that epic test score!
12. "I GOT THIS."
You realize that though this school year is sure to bring it's challenges, you're gonna get through it just fine. Therefore my children, do not fret. You've DO have this! Wub-a-lub-a-dub-dub!