College is one gigantic mind-f*ck. You think it's primarily about your studies and jumpstarting your career, but really it's a social experiment you voluntarily agreed to be the subject of. You'll learn about your unhealthy habits, build a network and a few lifelong friendships, get an amazing summer internship landing you your first job, and hopefully find someone that totally makes up for all your prior heartbreak. To that end, you'll probably experience extreme emotions you weren't even sure you had. Brace yourself for the ride.
Here's every emotion you're sure to experience your first week:
Learning where, at what times and in which buildings your classes are held will be aggravating.
On the first day of school when people are bumping into me to get to their classes pic.twitter.com/aoZmbfej6s— Bitch Problems (@Iifepost) August 19, 2016
ConfidenceBut at least if you don't get there on time you're fashionably late. — babygirl. (@THEROYALKOURT) August 17, 2016
me walking in class 20 min late AND still leaving 10 minutes early pic.twitter.com/yBBjteQHqY — la loba (@vickto_willy) August 15, 2016You'll find out you have a class with that really cute girl/guy you saw on the yard. Remember, you want to keep your options open.
Ladies don't cuff too early because your soulmate may be one of his homeboys pic.twitter.com/vMB8zgkxVc — babygirl. (@THEROYALKOURT) August 17, 2016
AssertivenessYou'll probably have to leave a few classes early this week to get to financial aid because last time you called:
*student calling financial aid* WILL MY FINANCIAL AID BE PROCESSED IN TIME?? YES OR NO!?! pic.twitter.com/JPCxkoqxkR — College Student (@ColIegeStudent) August 16, 2016
SkepticismYou'll feel like the bookstore is trying to play you, and they probably are. The bookstore is not your friend until you want university apparel.
College bookstores be like pic.twitter.com/XO0vNE3zh8 — College Student (@ColIegeStudent) August 15, 2016
ShockYou'll remember you need that book by next week because last class:
When the PowerPoint go from "Syllabus" to "Lecture 1" pic.twitter.com/hki8M2vhqu — Dash Pinder (@DashPinder) August 17, 2016
OptimismSo, in an effort to be mature about the situation, you'll decide not to do any frivolous spending.
Me: I'm really trying to save money Friends: let's all go out to eat Me: pic.twitter.com/nwx3j2Fu4R — College Student (@ColIegeStudent) July 29, 2016That is, until you remember you can just cry to your parents about it later.