Every college student has conflicting thoughts about going back, in one way your glad to have a routine again, but on the other hand going back to college means work. It could be that you just need to get back into the groove, but either way you really don't know how you feel about being back to college. Here are the thoughts every college student has when they go back to college.
"I can't believe the summer is over"
You enjoy sleeping in until three and having no plan for the day. It's mostly the effort of having to drag yourself into lectures and because you're so tired your not even taking any of it in. Eventually you will realise that you have to face the music, that summer is over and you have a degree to finish.
"I suppose I'll have some sort of routine"
You had such high hopes for the summer, but you never quite had the energy to do anything useful. Instead, you moped around the house all day in your pyjamas watching daytime TV. College will give you some sort of routine, even if that is going out every night and going to your lectures with a terrible hangover.
"At least I'll get to see all my friends"
So you've made some friends in college, at least that's one thing that you will be looking forward to. You will see them for the first few weeks and then they will just disappear i.e. they will never go to lectures and just appear around exam time as if they've been there all along.
"Oh god, my timetable is horrendous!"
So you thought you picked some interesting modules and ones that you're interested in and then you realise how bad your timetable really is. You're in early almost everyday and in really late as well, it's all just another excuse to not go to lectures.
"I definitely didn't miss 9am lectures"
It really hits you when you have your first 9am lecture, you don't know how you are going to survive the day. The thought of having a double lecture just makes you die a little inside. You know you definitely won't be able to make it through the day without a cheeky nap in one of your lectures.
"What would I do without coffee "
You wouldn't survive a day in college without it and the first things you do when you get into college is get some coffee. The line is always huge at the coffee machine, but you know it will be worth it in the end.
"I should actually join some societies this year"
Last year you just joined societies to get free stuff and then you never actually went to anything. So you say that this year you will go to events and meet new people. The closest you get to actually going to one of them is happening to bump into some of them in the student bar.
"Maybe I should actually use the gym this year"
It's there for students to use so why not make the most of it. The problem is that the last thing you want to do after a long day in college is squats and be sweating like a pig. You would just rather catch up on some sleep.
"There is no way I'm going in on a day when I only have one lecture"
You go to it at first, but then you get less and less sleep the night before because "I only have one lecture". Then one day you sleep in and eventually you do it so much that you kind of just forget you even had a lecture that day in the first place.
"The library seems like a good place to take a nap"
So it's half way through the day and your lack of sleep really starts to take its toll, all you need is just a quick nap before your next lecture. The next thing you know, it's 5 o'clock and everyone in the library is gone and the only other person in the library is the janitor.
"God, could this lecture be any more boring?"
Your first few lectures feel fresh and different and then after a while everything just blends in together. You start to become bored a lot easier and just go on Facebook the whole time in class. 50 mins starts to feel like 5 hours and the longer it goes on, the more distracted you get. By the end of the lecture you actually forgot where you are.
"Maybe I should talk to someone in my lecture"
On second thought, maybe not, that would be kind of awkward. Especially if it's a large lecture it can be quite nerve racking to introduce yourself to someone. You had every intention of doing it, but you missed the chance at the start of the lecture and it would be weird if you did it half way through the class.
"3 months until exams, that's loads of time"
You don't worry about exams when you first get back, but as time goes by the dread slowly begins to build. You say that you're going to do some study on the side when you're doing assignments, but you leave them to the last minute and studying doesn't even cross your mind. You leave it until the week before and realise that you should have studied sooner because you really don't have a clue what any of it means.
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