“She doesn’t even go here!”
If someone has to say this to you every time you go to a campus or college event, maybe it’s time to kiss those college glory days goodbye. There’s a time and place, Millennial, and this separation anxiety you have is starting to get a little unhealthy.
Why do you need to go there so badly? What are you trying to prove? How does it make you feel to be back?
We know. It’s hard. For us, it wasn’t always an easy transition from college to living on our own. What’s not to like about the dorms, the available food (even if it was terrible), the close proximity to classes and learning.
College was and still is a great place. It would be nice if life in the real world operated that way with dorm-like living arrangements, the ability to get help when you need it, there’s a local doctor in the area to help you out, you get free learning and workshops throughout the year, and we’re operating like a community.
The joys of college meet promptly where the sun don’t shine, with gross cafeteria food, late nights, early mornings, and a high tuition bill if you didm’t grab any scholarships on your way in. Never the less, college is like assisted living for premie adults. Like kinder care for hamsters. It coached us along until we finally got booted out or stopped liking the number increase on our student loans.
So, we know it’s going to be tough getting out of the realm of college, and breaking out onto your own apartment, with roommates, or back with your parents (#TeamNoShame). But, there’s got to be a time or a moment where you either enroll or give it a break.
What about college makes you want to go back? What things do you miss the most? Would you want to go back if you could? Comment below Millennials and let us know what you really want.