It’s funny how fast things change when you’re eighteen. One minute you’re a kid living under your parents’ roof with things like chores and curfews and a few months later you’re in college, free to come and go as you please.
Along with the mistakes most of us make while we’re figuring out how to take care of ourselves, there is quite a bit of knowledge that no one thought we were ready for six months before – but that comes in handy at University.
Take a look through these 25 things and see whether or not it was true for you!
24. That’ll definitely do it.
Bless his little heart.
23. Spoiler alert: most of them don’t.
They just think they do until 10 years later when they mature enough to realize they married a jerk.
How do people find their soul mate in the first 2 months of college it took me 4 months just to find the administration building
— Julia (@julliiab) January 21, 2016
22. Everyone who has been there can confirm.
At some point you’ll have to do it, but avoid it for as long as possible.
21. Hey, college profs are people, too.
They come in all shapes and sizes.
20. It’s not even worth it.
99% of the time you should definitely just go.
19. It’s like it all catches up to you at once.
And you’re finally allowed to just give into the need to rest.
18. Literally no one cares.
They all have their own troubles to worry about.
17. They’ve got a lot going on.
Whatever you have to say, I promise they’ve heard it before.
16. Those are your people.
Go ahead and embrace it.
15. You can’t just throw out coffee.
What was a girl to do?
14. It’s like Murphy’s Law.
And you never realized how smart you are until now.
13. People’s choices seem more valid.
Honestly, that’s a beautiful thing.
12. There are no assigned seats…
But there are definitely assigned seats.
11. I know someone out there feels attacked.
My apologies if it’s you, but you know…valid.
10. It’s important to celebrate.
Or at least to acknowledge that you tried.
9. Not the most wonderful time of the year.
That does get better as an adult, at least.
8. It’s quite the racket.
But we’re all just playing along.
Someone should just show up with beers.
6. That man was having a day.
And he made it so no one can even help him.
5. I’m guessing not that great.
Life is funny sometimes, isn’t it?
4. Everybody has jokes.
Honestly, they’re not bad.
3. They both make the world go ’round.
God bless ’em.
2. So many parking tickets.
And yes, your parents will find out about them.
1. It’s all you can manage.
Except for a few naps.
I definitely think we could do a better job setting teenagers up for success if we were more transparent about the truth of life after high school.
What do you wish you had understood better before you went to college? Tell us in the comments!