Things We Should Thank Our College Friends For

They’re the people who understand exactly what you’re going through because they’re right there beside you. Whether it has to do with class, relationships, or being homesick your college friends are the ones that have either gone through it already or are dealing with it just like you are. They know how to handle each situation you’re thrown and will help you through anything and everything. College friends are the ones you should thank for helping you make it through college. I know without my group of friends I’ve made here at Mis I would probably be back at home, not accomplishing anything. Here’s some things we can be thankful to our college friends for because they’ve helped us survive! (Also my friends will probably hate me because of the pictures I’m posting along with it!)

  1. When we were freshmen and they let us stay in their room because our roommate was a little too much for us and we needed to escape from there! (Or in my case there was a super awkward situation and they let me sleep on their floor at 3am when I knocked on their door!)
  2. For becoming friends with us at orientation simply because you found someone who was just as lost and/or confused as you were.
  3. For making a big deal about our birthdays because our family might not be around to do so; this way school feels a little bit more like home.
  4. For not judging you when you do nothing but eat junk food and watch Grey’s Anatomy for eight hours straight, just because you simply can’t mentally handle doing anything else. Or they join you so you don’t feel as ashamed! (Thanks Rachie!)
  5. For going to lunch and/or dinner with you when they already have or they didn’t originally plan on it just so you don’t feel like a lame-o sitting there by yourself. Or for using their meal swipes on you.
  6. For agreeing with you when you’re going on a rant about how stupid a class is instead of pointing out all of the logical reasons as to why it’s important. They know you’re just venting and that you know all of those logical reasons, but just don’t want to acknowledge their existence.
  7. For understanding that every now and then you just need a dance party and that it’s totally acceptable to jam out to the same Taylor Swift song ten times in a row.
  8. For dealing with you when you have a crazy week and they speak to you and you barely utter anything back (or you freak out on them) and they understand that school is very VERY stressful!
  9. For sharing things with you that you wouldn’t normally share with people. Whether its food, clothes, secrets, or anything else, they understand that you need some love! (For example when their parents send up a home-cooked meal and they’re willing to share some with you; that’s true friendship right there!)
  10. For all of the random trips places. It could be Sheetz at 1am or to Target at 2pm; they’re willing to go along for the ride because they know it’s always an adventure and there’s usually always food involved.
  11. For still being friends with you even though they have seen you through every mood of your life (think about it they’ve seen you when you first wake up, when you’ve had no sleep, when you’re excited, when you’re annoying, when you’re stressed, when you’re homesick, the list goes on!) and they are still friends with you!
  12. For seeing you do something embarrassing or something you should be slightly ashamed of and turning the other way or acknowledging it to tell you that it’s okay. (Like when you eat food off of the floor; they understand)
  13. When you have an unhealthy obsession with a show and instead of telling you you’re crazy they join in on the unhealthy obsession and soon your whole entire room becomes obsessed with the show (this actually did happen in my room with Grey’s Anatomy).
  14. When they come to see you over a break even though they live over three hours away and you only get to see each other for a few hours.
  15. The times they stayed up with you until 3am because you just needed to have a good talk about everything that involves life itself.
  16. For going places/doing things they don’t really want to do but they know it will make you happy so they do it anyways.
  17. For understanding when you just need to leave campus; whether it’s to go home for the weekend or to visit some other friends they get that for a temporary moment in time you just need to escape.
  18. For always checking up on you; whether you went out for the night and they want to make sure you got back in safely or you’re sick and they want to make sure you’re still alive. You know at those points in time how great of a friend they really are.
  19. For reminding you of things that they know you will or have forgotten. It could be that important meeting with your adviser or “hey you need to wash your sheets it’s been like two months”. They got your back.
  20. We should thank them for simply being there and being just as crazy as we are and supporting us through these insane four years (or five or six and a half!) of life .
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About alliegatormu

Hey I'm Allison or otherwise known as Alligator. I am currently a senior (yay grad school!) at MU studying speech-language pathology. I love MU because it reminds me of my high school; it's a tight-knit community where people hold doors for you no matter how far away you are. My favorite time on campus is in the fall, it is absolutely gorgeous. When I'm not studying I'm either reading or watching Netflix (yes I am a junkie). I also really love food, so cooking and baking are fun too!

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