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20 Things Only Constantly Busy Girls Will Understand

It’s easy to glide through college with very few obligations to worry about, but for those of us who choose to get involved and take on multiple responsibilities at once, it can quickly become a struggle.

If you’re sitting there wondering if you even have time to read through this article, you’ll be able to relate to these 20 things only constantly busy girls will understand.

1. Your life is run by a never-ending to-do list

And crossing things off of it is invigorating.

2. You’ve turned down way too many nights out

I swear I’m fun… sometimes. 

3. Sleeping in is not a thing

Early bird gets the worm!

4. Actually, sleep in general isn’t really a thing

Sleep is for people with time. 

5. You’re never home

Who needs home when you can sleep in the library?

6. Your laptop is your lifeline

MacBook, you are everything.

7. Your meals are limited to microwaveable options

30-minute meals are 20 minutes too much.

8. Leisure reading is a joke

Maybe one day I’ll actually read a book for pleasure. 

9. You can’t remember the last time you watched an entire TV show

No, I didn’t see last night’s episode… or any episode before that.

10. You’re always the one who can’t make it to fun things

I’d love to go to dinner! But I have about 18 other things I have to do first.

11. Your phone is always and will always be by your side

I wish I could quit you.

12. Back-to-back meetings are a regular occurrence

After a full day of classes, of course.

13. You’re a pro at multi-tasking

Killing two birds with one stone like a boss.

14. Your parents worry about you being too stressed out

Yes, Mom, I’m fine. No, I don’t need counseling.

15. You’re always carrying a thousand things with you

Today’s lunch, yesterday’s outfit, phone charger, makeup, laptop, homework.

16. When you do have free time, you have no idea what to do with yourself

So I guess I should like, lay down maybe?

17. You find yourself rushing from place to place for no apparent reason

Don’t ask, it’s a habit.

18. You can’t say “no” to anyone asking a favor

Sure thing, let me add it to my to-do list!

19. You’re used to the feeling of being overwhelmed

You mean doing five things at once isn’t normal?

20. When it’s finally time to let loose, you’re a total animal

Someone buy me a drink; it’s been a long day.

Rachael David is currently a senior at Penn State University and serves as the Campus Correspondent for Her Campus Penn State. She is majoring in public relations and minoring in psychology. Her love of creative writing and all things Penn State is what inspired her to become a member of the HC team in the fall of 2013. Her background experience includes working for the Undergraduate Admissions Office at Penn State as a social media intern in the spring of 2014 and is currently working as a social media intern for an internet marketing company in Harrisburg called WebpageFX. This past summer she also served as a PR intern for Tierney Communications. Rachael enjoys anything media related especially catching up on her favorite shows, including Saturday Night Live and any show on Food Network. She has a passion for food but also loves being active and spending her free time running or hiking. She hopes to gain more experience in all aspects of the media industry during college and plans on pursuing a career writing for a life & style publication in the future.