College is, without a doubt, a completely different world from high school. It brings about great change not only in our surroundings, but also in our lifestyles and personalities. These are some of the things that we find normal to do in college that we never imagined doing in high school.
1. Being Okay With Not Going Out
In high school, the last thing that we wanted to do was skip out on a hangout (mainly because FOMO — fear of missing out). However, in college, you quickly discover that you're okay with not going out every once in a while (and probably prefer not to) in order to save some extra cash that you could use on other necessities.
2. Sitting In The Front Of Class
In a lecture class filled with 100+ students, you'll actually want to sit in the front row in order to actually hear your professor. In high school, all everyone wanted was to sit in the back so they could browse their social media accounts on their cellphones.
3. Going To Class Everyday
If you thought missing a day of class in high school was bad, then you have yet to experience what missing school is like in college. In college, missing one class means potentially failing the exam.
4. Having Sleepovers On Weekdays
Sleepovers are a thing of the past until you get to college. While in high school sleepovers never happened, in college, sleepovers are pretty common among friends — especially if one of your friends needs to leave the room because he/she has problems with his/her roommate.
5. Stress Eating All The Time
Stress eating in college is a curse. It also often happens extremely late at night. Whereas in high school you would most likely be asleep by 2 AM, in college, that's the prime time to make some Ramen.
6. ACTUALLY Being Broke
In high school, everyone jokes about not having money even though they have a good $50 in their wallet. In college, having $50 is considered a blessing. Usually, college students will only have about $10.
Despite the differences, college and high school are both unique in their own ways and everyone will come to love each experience.
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