Going Back to College As Told By Girls

We all know that when we head back to our respective campuses at the start of the school year, there is a bit of an adjustment period to being back in the academic, semi-adult environment that is college. And for some reason, it seems like HBO's hit show, “Girls” just gets it.

Like when you're trying to furnish your crappy college apartment with garbage you found on Craigslist (or the dumpster outside).

Or when you finally reconnect with you friends after a summer of being apart, and all you want to do is dance and hug.

They even understand that weird circumstance when you're listening to your roommate's stories from the summer and wondering if she's a compulsive liar or if her life is that much cooler than yours.

Then for us, classes start and you decide that you're actually going to get a head start on the semester by doing your homework before the deadline, reading your notes, and actually studying at normal hours instead of cramming at the last minute.

Somehow despite your intentions, you revert back to your unhealthy college diet of binge eating in the middle of the night, or even worse, going days without eating to finish your homework on time.

To compensate for your suddenly poor eating habits, you convince yourself you're going to exercise, until you remember that you absolutely hate running.

And before you know it, while you've been trying to keep on top of school work, the job fairs sneak up on you. Unprepared, you end up talking to recruiters anyway and getting confused about what they're talking to you about, because all you can seem to think about is food.

So you start questioning everything you're doing with your life.

You sit around and wonder exactly how you're supposed to spend another day doing homework and sitting in lectures when you really want to be out in the real world doing something more worth while. 

But then eventually you realize that you're getting through it, and that you are more capable than you give yourself credit for. Not everyone is capable of getting through college, but you're kicking butt and when you get out some of your most amazing memories will be of this place you call home for four years.


Thank you Girls for getting what it is to be, well, a girl. And good luck to everyone in their first few weeks of the new year. Remember to enjoy it while it lasts!