Two months ago, heads buried in books, cramming for finals and craving lazy sun-filled afternoons, we were pretty darn well ready to pack up and dive into our summertime fantasies. Behind the pages of our econ textbooks, the idea of fabulous new internships, various vacations and European adventures, annual summer flings and—let’s not forget—homemade meals you don’t have to swipe an ID for, seemed all too appealing.
Two months in, we’re over it—and itchin’ to head back to campus.
Whether your hometown is boring you to tears, or your stressful internship has you desperately missing a college schedule (read: no Friday classes, ever) we all have our own reasons for counting down the days ‘til September. Here are collegiettes’™ top 20:
1. Sharing the Same Address as the BFFs
Turns out that in the real world, all your faves don’t actually live down the hall from you. Sigh. Arranging get-togethers between summer jobs, long commutes and vacations is a mess. How much cooler was it to grab the girls for dinner simply by swinging by their adjacent rooms, instead of the tangled mess that is trying to plan get-togethers during the summer?
2. Living at Home Has Us Feeling Like We’re 15—Again
Back to sneaking in after-hours? After getting in the groove of living on your own, it’s totally frustrating to go back to curfews and helicopter parents. (And trying to protest that you actually stay out a lot later back at school doesn’t really seem to help matters).