High School vs College

  1. You have a roommate (unless you went to boarding school in high school)
  2. What you do matters
  3. You are in complete control of your life
  4. Breakfast bars become your best friend
  5. You either nap everyday or not at all
  6. You are paying immeasurable amounts of money for each class
  7. People care, for the most part
  8. You can follow your dreams
  9. You can eat all you want
  10. You sleep in a less than comfortable bed
  11. Because of your less than comfortable bed, you invest in some super comfortable mattress toppers
  12. You join the textbook black market to try to find those cheap books
  13. Unlike high school, where you went in the library once maybe in all your four years, you spend your entire life in the library
  14. You start to love your alone time
  15. You start to love hanging out with friends
  16. You hang out with friends way too much and end up falling behind in classes
  17. But then you discover the joys of getting food with someone, and using the rest of the time for homework.
  18. When you have free time, there are so many things you could do, but you normally just watch Netflix
  19. You become either a tea or coffee addict (and sometimes both)
  20. Dressing up and going into town with your friends is a rare but special occurrence after your freshman year
  21. Every year in college you barely keep your head above water in classwork, but then the next year comes and the pervious year seems like a breeze
  22. After your freshmen year, you and your roommate(s) don’t even try to coordinate
  23. There are acronyms for everything…and you learn them all
  24. When you come back home and visit people in high school, you feel left out because of all the lingo you don’t understand
  25. When your friends from high school come visit, they feel left out because of all the lingo they don’t understand
  26. You and your friends can take 2am trips to Cookout and it is perfectly normal. In fact, you’ll probably run into someone else from your school thinking the same thing.
  27. Facebook is a little more appealing now
  28. You struggle to keep Snapchat streaks
  29. You come to school with all these intentions of things you want to do when you have free time, but then you never have free time
  30. It is more accepted to drink underage
  31. That doesn’t mean you have to
  32. The friends you meet in college will be in your wedding someday
  33. It is now more social acceptable to take weekend trips just cause
  34. Sleep is just a mystical thing that only existed when you were a freshman
  35. You start to horde food in your room
  36. Your dishes overflow until someone gets tired of it and cleans them all
  37. FaceTiming your pets is no longer weird
  38. Actually, nothing is really weird in college. You can basically do whatever you want
  39. People have the best, and most comfortable styles.
  40. You suddenly care about your school
  41. When you go home, it is basically all you talk about
  42. Summer is a weird time because you are back in your parents’ house(s), but not to stay
  43. You start to think that even ramen noodle is expensive
  44. You start to respect all your parents did for you–like the dishes and the laundry
  45. It seems like you have avoided the Freshmen 15 until someone posts a TBT from your high school graduation
  46. You make spare of the moment plans
  47. All or most of your college friends are a short walk away
  48. You see a reason for all your classes
  49. You start to appreciate education
  50. You finally understand what all the hype was about

Do you have any other differences between high school and college? Let me know in the comments below!

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Years ago, Camden Rose brought her typewriter across the country to Seattle after completing degrees in marketing and creative writing at Elon University. She fell in love with the city and hasn't left since. She can often be found at the ocean's edge taking notes on the local mermaid population. She loves exploring nature and seeking out the magic hidden beneath the everyday world. Currently, she is working on various short stories, novels, and a master’s in education. You can find her on Twitter @CamdensCorner.

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