As told by a c/o 2011
Obsessing over the latest hot
book or show used to be fun, until your realize that you no longer have any
free time and that most of the story plots have massive holes in them.
Let’s just be real honest,
the things that you went through to get ready in high school are completely
irrelevant in college. Waking up over an hour earlier is only something to do
if you have to commute to campus, and even then, best believe that your quick
shower and comfortable attire will get you through the day.
Simple and straight to the
point is always the answer, because you really don’t have (the time? the
patience? the need?) for anything extra.
I was all about using pencils
throughout high school. There was something about the ease of erasing my
mistakes that comforted me. However, the freedom of marking up a page with
errors and rapidly changing thoughts makes me feel as though I’ve learned
something—all of the things.
Living off of ramen, $5 pizzas,
and handouts quickly become a way of life.
Now as a
young adult, staying up late usually results in feeling like you’ve died in the
morning and forces you to make goals for yourself to get into bed before
Oh, you’re bored in class?
Just think about your tuition, your seven upcoming assignments, and trying to
find a job. Not to mention the smell that no one can stand.
Their criticism and advice is
sometimes what you need when you’re falling apart or super excited about that new (thing? goal? project?) that you just accomplished.
I passed. Be happy. Life is
“Oh no, sorry! I can’t go out tonight. I
have too much to do.” As in I have to sleep and I have too many shows on
Netflix to binge-watch.
of all of the stress, struggle, and tears, college is really the best time of
Alani Lee is a Senior History Major at Christian Brothers University and staff writer at the Galleon
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