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College: the place where you receive an education, meet your soul mate, and figure out your career for the rest of your life… no pressure
Yet, you hear so many people say…
“College was the best four years of my life.”
I can agree with this comment to a certain point. Being I am only a second-semester freshman I have not experienced EVERYTHING, but I can tell you this college can be pretty awesome at times, but depressing at others.
3 reasons college SUCKS!
In high school, your best friends consist of the people you see every day whether that be a teammate, classmate, or pal since kindergarten. However, in college, you go from seeing your best and closest friends every day to maybe once a month if you’re lucky. The people who know you best and who you goof around with the most, you’re only able to contact now through the hands of a cell phone. That SUCKS!
I don’t know if you know this, but at college, you are not surrounded by your family. That may sound like freedom to some or a horror to others. For 10/18 years at home, my family all lived within 5 minutes of each other. That may sound terrible, but it really wasn’t. Sometimes you got tired of one another, Christmas and Thanksgiving weren’t that special because we kinda got together about once a month. But, at college, you don’t necessarily see your family once a month. You go from the entire pew at church, filled with your family to going to church with your few friends. Don’t get me wrong you can still be present through Facetime, but you begin to miss aspects of life at home that wouldn’t think you ever would have; like spontaneously going out to eat. Every college kid knows to take free food when they can get it, but you don’t realize all the free food you had until you are at college. Not having your family around SUCKS, so appreciate them while you’re at home
PSA: You are not allowed to take animals besides a fish to college. Your family may not be as crazy as mine, but the fact that I don’t have any of my seven animals with me at college SUCKS. Yes, I did say seven (three dogs and four cats) You know the saying “everyone has a home.” Well, in this case, we are that home. So, coming back from class not being greeted by a bark or meow, only the silence of you dorm SUCKS! It’s quite lonely on some occasions actually.
3 reasons college ROCKS!
You can basically do whatever you want when you want (legally). If you want to take a four-hour nap, go for it! Binge watch Netflix, have fun! Stay up all night doing weird things with your suite mates, I’m all for it! Mom is not there to tell you what to do, however, she probably is in the back of your mind guiding you to make the right decision, but she is not physically there. However, with the freedom of college comes responsibility. You have a lot of freedom, but don’t abuse it. Go to class, do your homework, stay on top of your studies, or else you’ll end up back home next semester.
I mentioned earlier that college sucks because your friends whom you’ve basically spent every moment with for the last four years, you now hardly see. On the contrary, you get to make new friends and experience the next four years of your life together. But your friendships at college are like your friendships in high school but on steroids. For me my best friends mainly consisted of my roomate and suitemates, so my first semester of college was like a sleepover with my bffs, but every night, it ROCKED! Also, your new college friends, you now experience different things together and basically completely rely on them because Mom isn’t there to help you with the minute dilemma that you are being dramatic about.
Education: “the reason we are at college.” Sure…
For the past 18 years so to speak you have been experiencing life, learning what goes on in the world; what your hobbies, interests, likes, and dislikes are. Now, college is the time to put what you’ve learned and like into action in a form of a career. All of the vast careers you’ve dreamed of as a child are now coming to life. (how cool)
Your past years of education have prepared you for the next four years. You finally get to take classes that interest you (kinda, you still have to fulfill your gen ed requirements) it ROCKS!