college vs the real world

Hey ladies! I'm on my way to see my man today (!!!!!!), so Allison from Because I Said So is taking over and sharing her experiences of post-grad life with you today! Enjoy :)

It was almost exactly a year ago that I graduated college. Please hold while I sob uncontrollably. 

Ok I'm back. I remember being so excited to jump straight into the working world and be completely independent. Now, I love working and having my own life, but I sure do miss college.

So, I'm here to point out the differences and mostly things I miss about being in college. And since I love lists, it's coming at you in the form of a pros/cons list kind of without the cons-- Yay!

Pros of College:
-Naps on naps on naps. I used to be able to come home from class at 12:15 and take a nap for two hours and then do whatever the heck I wanted to (not schoolwork that's for sure) for the rest of the day. Now, I have to suffer through 8 hours straight of work. Even RedBull's don't help that much.

-Making your own schedule. Not a morning person? Not a problem. You don't have to start the day until 12 if you don't want to and most classes are over at 5. Sheesh. Those were the days.

-Friends everywhere. Literally like 10 of them all five minutes away.Now all of my friends like over 2 hours away and making friends in a huge, new city is freaking hard.

-The freedom to do whatever, whenever. Sure there are consequences of missing class, but those aren't as bad as missing work with no good excuse.

 Pros of Working:
-No homework or tests. I for sure don't miss that. Work is over at 5 everyday and until 9 the next morning I can do anything I want and not have to worry about failing a test or missing an assignment.

-Making money. I can spend way more now than I could in college--I guess this is a good and bad thing? Whatevs. My closet loves me and my wallet hates me.

-Happy Hour is so much more rewarding after a long day at work. But, on the flip side, I don't drink as much as I used to (not that I was an alcoholic, but you know what I mean) and now I can't recover as fast. Getting old sucks.

-Attending swanky work events. This might be because of the industry that I work in, but it's way cooler than meeting people at the local frat bar.

Country Club Fabulous-ness

-Everything and every moment that you have free is 10x more precious. Weekends are like my prized possession. Any spare time I have is treasured and I can't get enough of it.

So, wherever you are in life, enjoy the moment. Don't spend you time pining away for a life you think you want. Sometimes it's not all it's cracked up to be and sometimes it's even better. That's the beauty of it.

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  1. those nachos or whatever that is looks really yummy!
    I miss college and being a sahm fo sho but I like being independent and working too!

  2. OMG how I miss those naps, especially out by the pool! But you're right, Happy hour now is SO much more enjoyable!

  3. Swanky work events are totally awesome! And office Christmas parties! I'm lame and love those.