Heed my word, undergradlings. I am now approaching the dawn of graduation and have picked up a few life experiences/lessons along the way. Here are things you will learn throughout your college experience, if you haven’t already.
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- · There will be someone out there that you will really like and they will not feel the same way.
- · There will be someone out there that you will really like and they will ask if your friend is single.
- · There will be someone out there you have a great time being friends with, and he/she will want something more, and you’ll have to friendzone them.
- · You will also be friendzoned.
- · If he/she is not texting you back, it’s because they genuinely do not like you, no matter what your friends tell you to convince you otherwise.
- · Guys talk just as much as girls.
- · One day, someone of the opposite sex will give you a compliment that you will remember the rest of your life.
- · One day, someone of the opposite sex will tell you something hurtful that you will remember it the rest of your life.
- · You will meet so many people freshmen year, and go through different groups of friends, but eventually you’ll find a solid few that stick it through with you until senior year.
- · You will count on a friend for something, and they will let you down.
- · You will also let someone down.
- · Your best friend right now is not guaranteed to be your bestie in a year.
- · Friends should not always be roommates.
- · You will meet so many people and barely skim the surface on 99% of them. You will miss out on some seriously cool people if you write them off too soon for silly (and often shallow) reasons. (That girl with an annoyingly high-pitched voice isn’t that bad, and you realize maybe she genuinely can’t help her voice sounds like that.)
- · A friend that gives you a ride to or from the airport is a true friend.
- · Not everyone is going to like you.
- · The friend that tells you something you don’t want to hear, but need to hear, is a true friend.
- · There will be people you extremely admire from afar, and you’ll wish you were better friends with them. You’ll never express this to them and you’ll regret it.
- · There is no such thing as taking too many pictures.
- · The number of professors that genuinely care about you will be significantly less than the number of professors that don’t.
- · You will type a long paper/report, forget to save it, something will crash, and you will lose it all.
- · You will forget to check your junk mail for months at a time, and miss quite a few important e-mails.
- · Sure, it sucks waking up early for morning classes, but all that free time during the afternoon can be such a blessing.
- · Going to class after 1 on a day with great weather is harder than waking up early.
- · Group projects can sometimes be a gift sent express-delivery from the Devil himself.
- · You will do an entire group project by yourself.
- · You will buy a brand new math textbook for $200, sell it back after a one-month summer class, and get $12 back.
- · Doing class full time and having a job part time is super-difficult—but having extra money is worth it.
- · Cramming the night before on Monster and generic brand adderal is not the answer.
- · You will have to take care of so many drunk, crying girls throughout your college experience, you will feel as though you should write a “How to” for dummies book.
- · You will eventually be one of them (or a drunk, fighting boy for that matter).
- · Getting a fake ID and going out to the bars as a lowerclassmen really sets yourself up for getting burnt out early on as an upperclassmen. Go to house parties. It seems like the end of the world being 18-20, but once you’re 21 there will be plenty of time for the bars.
- · You will turn 22 and be entirely over the bar scene and wonder what’s wrong with you.
- · Your mom will give you advice-worthy guidelines pertaining to drinking. You will not listen. You will go overboard and thoroughly regret it.
- · You will wait in line at Chimy’s for 15 minutes, get to the front, and realize you don’t have your I.D.
- · Wearing heels is not worth it sometimes.
- · Going to Cricket’s on a Monday, sober in a T-shirt and Norts will lead to judgmental stares from others, but also to good memories.
- · You will find that going to that date party last minute and dateless without the appropriate costume can be 10x more fun than going drunk and with a date.
- · Fun people aren’t always attractive people. Attractive people aren’t always fun.
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