A little over a week since the end of Winter 2015 exams and I already miss the university life.
For those not taking Spring and Summer courses, the majority of students will be busy working in order to save up for next year’s tuition and life in general. It is a welcomed change, but admittedly I already miss being a full-time student. And surprisingly, I really miss being on campus all day every day!
So, here are the 9 things that I miss about being a full-time student so far:
1.Cookies by George
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I haven’t had a cookie for DAYS. Does this mean I’m an adult?
2. Seeing my friends almost every day
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You don’t realize how many new friends you've made in class during the school year until you suddenly stop seeing them everyday. My social network has significantly decreased since my status changed from “full-time student” to “supposed to be adult” for the summer.
3. Finding any excuse to celebrate something over a beer at Dewey’s
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Oh, you handed in your final paper? Let’s celebrate at Dewey’s! Oh, you did well on your assignment? Let’s celebrate at Dewey’s! Oh, you made your schedule for next semester? Let’s celebrate at Dewey’s… Etc. Etc. Etc.
4. Taking random Netflix breaks throughout the day
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You might not have the same kind of access or available time to check out your newest viewing obsession during the day… especially if you do have a job.
5. Rutherford Library
6. Engaging my brain
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It really surprises me that I miss this part of being a full-time student. But the satisfaction of reading something difficult, discussing it, disseminating its contents, and debating its meaning and knowing that it has led you to understand something new is just beyond compare.
7. Being busy
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8. Coffee Accessibility
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9. U-PASS PRIVILEGES
Basically I miss all of the awesome privileges available to full-time students. And I really really really don’t want to pay full price for a monthly bus pass. You Spring and Summer students don't know how lucky you are.
Of course, summer holidays and the change of scenery are always welcomed. As students, we need the break and we deserve it!
And as pleased as I am to be enjoying the start of my summer (which would be a little easier to do without our random May snow) I’ve already realized… The student lifestyle is pretty awesome.
About the Author
Howdy. I’m Jobey-- a fourth (+2) year BA student studying Spanish Language and Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies. I don’t really know what I want to be when I grow up, but if I had to choose, I would probably say Shakira because her hips don’t lie. And honesty is important to me.
I have two obsessions that keep my heart perpetually pleased and my bank account endlessly empty: shoes and travel. To date, I have visited 14 countries (studied in three!) and I own more shoes than I care to publicly admit.
I am totally stoked to be a member of the 2014 YouAlberta Blogging team! I hope that my unique educational experiences will help me find and highlight all of the fascinating students we have on campus. Be advised: If you’re out there and you’re awesome, I will find you. And we will talk! :)