Happy Blogmas Day 4! Today will be about the unpopular opinions I have about being a college student. This isn’t meant to insult anyone and honestly, all of these are subjective and just what I believe. Let me know what you think and if you agree or disagree with me, why? Message me on Instagram: @mxdisonyoung
1. Everyone has time.
I get it, I totally understand wanting to come home after class or work and just chill out. But, even though it may not feel like it, there are enough hours in the day and enough days in the week. If you really want something like an internship or a great grade on a paper, you have the time to schedule it out and make it work. If you get offered a job position or remote internship, most of the time they will be willing to work around your schedule and get you those hours. Obviously, there are exceptions and certain circumstances, and I am guilty of this too, but sometimes it’s your own laziness that holds you back. You can do this and kick ass.
2. Dressing cute isn’t expensive.
College is financially taxing, it’s a big part of students’ lives. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t dress the way you want to or express yourself that way. Thrifting and thrift flipping are huge things now with a ton of tutorials on how to upgrade clothes or just find pieces you want for really cheap a thrift shop. Again, this seems to be an excuse because no one wants to put in that much work to make an outfit. The world is your runway honey, work it.
3. Some classes are designed to make you fail.
No, classes aren’t designed to make you fail. Though they may have a tough grading scale or the worst professor ever, if you work hard, look for resources, and study your butt off, you can at least pass. Some classes literally have a 1% rate for getting an A but if you work your hardest and get a C (like me in any math class ever) you will know you did everything you could while still passing.
4. Making friends isn’t easy.
I don’t know if it is just me and my close friends, but making really good friends in college has been very hard. Some people get awful roommates and don’t gel with them while others make life long friends through that method. I can join as many clubs as I want but I find it hard to find really great people that I actually see myself being friends with for a long time. There are good people that I adore and I am acquaintances with, but nothing deeply impactful has come from clubs and talking to people in my classes, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.
5. Your major doesn’t define you.
I am a film major as well as an advertising/PR major and it feels like I am constantly being boxed into one of those. I am grouped with other art type people or classified as a business type. The fact is, no one is one kind of thing. The goofiest people I know want to be neurosurgeons. The most serious and type-A people want to be pre-school teachers. I am so much more than a film major and you are so much more than your major. It is ok to use your career or study path as a complement to your personality and who you are, but you should never pride yourself on just being one thing and boxing yourself in.