17 Stages of Your First Christmas as a University Student
If you’re in your first year of uni, here’s how your Christmas is probably panning out.
1. The initial excitement sets in a good month before you actually finish.
Food and warmth are so near yet so far.
2. But it’s slowly chipped away at when you realise how many assignments your lecturers are setting.
It’s Christmastime, ffs. Plus, if first year doesn’t count, why are we doing this? What’s wrong with you people?
3. You inevitably end up counting down the days until term ends.
Forget counting down to Christmas Day. Just get me out of here.
4. But the final stretch feels like it goes on literally forever.
You just need it to hurry up, but also need it to slow down so that you can finish these essays before the holidays.
5. So by the time it’s over you’re not even sure you have the energy to have fun any more.
You barely have the energy to make the journey home.
6. You arrive at home at long last a shadow of your former self.
If this is what the first semester of your first year has done to you, how will you survive the rest of the year?
Getting home from uni for Christmas like pic.twitter.com/E8zw6phLF0
— Student Problems (@StudentProblems) December 16, 2016
7. And become unreasonably angry when you discover the decorations have been put up without you.
“Could you not have waited? I am still your child!”
8. As much as you’re happy to be looked after again, you quickly start to miss your independence.
“Thank you for cooking for me, but now please leave me alone.”
9. And as much as you love seeing your family again, the questions soon get on your nerves.
Can't wait to go home at Christmas & be questioned by every single family member as to if I've got a love life at uni ffs
— Becs (@Rebecca__Watkin) December 8, 2016
10. You accept any and all food offered to you throughout the holiday.
You need to fatten up before you go back to living off beans on toast.
11. And kind of enjoy Christmas more than you ever have before.
You honestly feel like such a big kid.
12. You continuously convince yourself you don’t need to revise just yet.
You have plenty of time and you deserve a break.
13. But before you know what’s happened, it’s January and you haven’t done anything.
A n y t h i n g.
14. And you’re suddenly faced with the prospect of cramming all of your revision and assignments into a few days.
15. You end up feeling as though you’ve blinked and it’s over.
“Was that really a month off? Why don’t months at uni go that quickly?”
16. And struggle to psych yourself up to go and face the next semester.
17. All while vowing that you’ll make much better use of your time off in your second and third years.
Spoiler: you won’t.