College has been a transformative experience for me. I entered as a slightly awkward and extremely enthusiastic first-year, ready to tackle what I was told repeatedly would be the best four years of my life. Four surprisingly quick and extremely unique years later, I would like to write a response to all the aunties, family members and distant friends who can’t help but continuously remind me that the best four years of my life are over. For all you nay-sayers, here are my Top 10 Reasons why College will not be the best four years of my life:
1. It’s not all downhill from here. And seriously, who even says that?!
2. You’re escaping the Rutgers screw- need I say more?
3. In the real world, there’s no Webreg screwing you over. Now you have no reason to throw your laptop across the room!
4. Post-graduation life (hopefully) is free of roommates who steal your last granola bar or take hour long showers.
5. The lack of tuition should save you just about enough money that you’ll no longer feel like you’re living a series of National Treasure trying to locate free food on campus.
6. All nighters. Please raise your hand if you’re going to miss staying up till 4 am working on a paper that numbs your brain, until you give up and increase the font size and shift margins and pray that your professor won’t notice.
7. Lack of tuition = more money = no more cheap and gross coffee! Spend that money where it matters most.
8. Group projects. Enough said.
9.The uncomfortable feeling of being surrounded by a (what feels like) a million bodies on a crowded LX.
SIKE, just kidding.
In all seriousness, most of us seniors are only slightly coming terms with the fact that these incredible four years are ending. It’s a sad reality that we have to accept, but inshAllah these four years will not be the best four years of our lives. These four years have been incredible and unforgettable, but they’re going to serve as the means to a greater and more successful future. Here’s to 4 amazing years, and inshAllah many more.
“How lucky I am to have known somebody and something that saying goodbye to is so damned awful.”