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7 Dirty Deets on the Good and Bad About College

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Ah, it's that time of the year again. What time, you ask? The time to head back to school, of course! While for most, this time of year comes with tears of disappointment, for others like myself, it's an exciting time! In just a few days, I'll be heading back for my second year of college, and I'm writing today to share some of the good and bad things of going back to college.

1. The Packing

My least favorite part of going back to school: Having to wear the same pair of yoga pants and T-shirt in 80-degree weather for a few days because all of your cute shorts and tanks are packed for move-in. But, it's also exciting to pack because it means your about to go back to school and see your friends again!

2. Friends! Freedom! Whoopie!
Let me tell you, it is a wonderful feeling to know that in a few days, I'll be reunited with my friends from school. Sure, you can hang out with your high school friends all summer, but it's nothing like being able to see your college friends on move-in day. Plus, the freedom of being able to do whatever you want is amazing!

3. Setting Your Days Up to Have Free Time

In my school, we make our own daily schedule. That way, we can set it up to give ourselves the appropriate amount of free time needed to relax, go to the gym and do homework. It's a luxury.

4. Not Doing Your Homework in That Free Time
This is one of the bads. I find myself getting so caught up in whatever Netflix show that I'm watching that I forget about the assignment I have due in two hours for whatever class and have to rush to get it done. College freshmen, let this be a lesson of what not to do.

5. Never. Enough. Washing. Machines.

"I'll do my laundry on Friday," you say? No. The laundry room will be crowded with people who are going home for the weekend, and there will not be a machine open. Wanna get your clothes done? Early in the morning. Trust me.

6. Not Living With Your Parents for Months
This is both a good and a bad. While it is nice to not have your parents around you 24/7, you will get sick at some point in the winter and think, "I wish my mom was here to help me feel better." Trust me on this one.

7. "I'm Gonna Go to Bed Early for my 8:30 a.m. Class."

Don't lie to yourself. While you think you're going to bed early, the rest of your floor - the neighbors next to you and the neighbors above you - are not thinking of going to bed early. Just don't even bother. Or get earplugs.
If you're still in high school, don't let this scare you away. College is fun, and if you want to experience it, I say go for it! You make friends and memories that will last a lifetime.
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