Reasons Why I Miss College:
- The spontaneity of a day - Sure, you have your fixed schedule of classes. But whatever you did before, in between, or after your classes was almost always something different. Whether it was grab lunch with a friend, run some errands at Target, or take a nap, each day wasn’t always exactly the same. With working full time, my schedule’s consistent. 8am-5pm (on some days I’ll start at 7am, and end at 6pm), 5 days a week (sometimes 6). The only time I have room for any sort of spontaneity is after work, but at this point, I’m already tired and don’t feel like doing anything.
- The inconsistency of a “bed time” - Some nights, I went to bed as “early” as 11pm, while on some nights, I stayed up till some ungodly hour (like, 4am) for no apparent reason (or for studying/cramming). Working full time, I’m IN my bed by 9pm, and get REALLY tired the next day if I go to bed any time later than 10:30pm. Rarely do I ever stay up later than 11pm “just because”. If that’s the case, I’ve gone out somewhere with friends (which is rare nowadays..)
- Being able to see your friends multiple times a week (or a day!) - Whether I had a friend(s) in the same class, or we got out at the same time, I always saw my friends everyday. Now, it’s once in a blue moon when I see my school friends. It’s saddening how I rarely see any of my friends now… </3
- Living away from home - I had the luxury of living with the same three girls all FOUR years of college. We were all so different, yet we understood each other. We all adjusted to each of our living habits, and we confided in each other all the time. I didn’t think I’d gain 3 best friends from living in Irvine.. but I’m so glad I did. After moving away from Irvine and back home, it was quite an adjustment. I missed Filipino/homecooked food SO much (because I’ll be honest… I ate like shit in college). But having my parents be on my case again, asking me where I’m going, who I’m going with, if I’m driving, what time I’ll be home… it’s suffocating. Thank goodness I have my own room because I need my privacy. But even then, sometimes I just want to get away.
If you’re still in college, embrace every moment.. because honestly? Post-grad life/full time life isn’t all that exciting (yet).