this is college: scenes from my life

April 11, 2011 at 2:15 pm 1 comment

I’m in fifth grade, sitting at my little desk by the window and doing math homework.  But I’m really pretending that I’m a big college kid, doing important homework in a library all by herself.  I wonder what it’s like, to be eighteen and in college.

I’m almost done my sophomore year, but it’s still funny for me to think back to those days and realize that I am in college, living the life that I always wondered about.

Well, little Megan, here are some snapshots of what college will be like for you:

College is four friends sitting on the bed, reading one girl’s paper aloud and editing it together.

College is cereal at midnight.

College is being nearly overrun by people dressed in strange costumes and carrying nerf guns and playing Humans v. Zombies.

College is an apartment filled with people – people sitting on the mismatched, donated furniture, friends raiding the fridge and fixing tea for themselves.  It’s the real late-night conversations about theology, or simply playing games together.

College is when you and your roomie procrastinate by stretching out on your beds and talking about everything under the sun.  Favorite foods and deepest fears: it all comes out. 

College is running into people you know.  Everywhere.

College is buying dinner for the upperclassmen who live off-campus, don’t have meal points, and miss the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from west.  (Yes, Dana, this is you).

College is the roomie taking blackmail pictures of you.  She’s got some good ones.  (But she failed at taking one of me sleeping because it was too dark.  ha!)

College is said roomie bringing you back hot tea from Starbucks for your sore throat.

College is talking with your little sister every night so she remembers you exist.

College is freaking out about summer jobs, about real jobs, about what-I’m-supposed-to-do-with-my-life.

College is the pretty days when your professor decides to move the class outside.  To the duck pond.

College is the dining hall dinners with 10 friends.  And midnight smoothie runs.  And thesis parties when you’re a senior.  And seeing musicals for $5 because the theatre clubs are really, really good. 

You don’t have anything to worry about, Megan.


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  • 1. abeautifulordinary  |  April 11, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Haha, what is it about both of our colleges and rumors of zombie apocalypses? It seems to be a spreading and troubling trend….
    And that’s true. There is nothing to worry about at all. This is such an awesome time of life and I sometimes waste it by becoming myopic. Life is papers and grades and assignments, but it’s so much more than that too… 🙂


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