College is great but sometimes when you’re in it, all you think is, “Well this sucks. I’m an adult but I’m not allowed to drink or put nails in my dorm room wall. No one wants to date, they just ‘hook-up.’ I still have to worry about homework.” Trust me, it’s what all boring adults say, that you look back and wish you were back in college and it’s so weirdly true, but you know how you can’t see the forest from the trees or whatever? FOREST FIRE. BURN IT DOWN, GET IT TOGETHER.
In college I would often wallow in self-pity. All I wanted was a boyfriend. And then when I finally got a boyfriend, all I wanted was to not have a boyfriend. College is a time where you figure out what you want. Again, something all boring adults say, and again something that’s totally true. If you’re in college and you’re not stopping right now to read this — RIGHT NOW, GO AHEAD, I’LL WAIT — if you’re not stopping right now to think, “I need to appreciate these ten seconds of my life because I will never relive these exact ten seconds again” — then you need to go home.
Go ahead, take your ten seconds right now….
We all want to fall in love. We all want to feel love. We all want our crush to smile back at us. But then there’s the whole, you know, LIFE thing. We all want to get good jobs and succeed and make our parents proud, and sometimes it seems like the yellow brick road is broken and ugly and we just want to give up and say, “My God this sucks!” right? Just trust me on this: you have the power to make every ten seconds at a time suck less. Just take it in small doses.
Don’t let the suck win. Whether it comes to college, relationships or life, trust me, it isn’t worth it. This is something I learned from my first college breakdown, but that’s a post for another time. For now, just count to ten, text your crush if you’re not drunk or tense, and go to bed. It’s okay for it to suck sometimes, but it’s sucking to let it all the time.
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