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.
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-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.