I live in a University town. Every September we get a huge influx of students. Truth be told it feels like our little city is being taken over by 18 and 19 year olds. You can almost smell the extra hormones in the air.
As I watch these babies strut around with their new found freedom I found myself suppressing a quiet scream
or twelve. Usually it starts with…You idiot!
Let me explain.
Young thing. When you start out the year Yes, it feels like you have the world on the string and nothing can hurt you, this does NOT mean you should get ridiculously drunk downtown and run in and out of traffic without your shirt on. Sigh. Your Mama would not be proud.
Little one. When you go grocery shopping at the beginning of the year, you feel like you have the freedom to go crazy and buy anything and everything you want! The best cuts of meat, brand name everything! Quick, get that in check, because I guarantee by the end of the year you will be living off of soup and pasta. Hope you like Kraft Dinner!
You know that kind of geeky guy that you keep shooting down and being just a wee bit rude to? BIG mistake. One of these days, most likely the night before the biggest assignment of your life is due, that sweet little laptop of yours is going to crash. You are going to wish you were a little sweeter to Mr. Tech Whiz.
Oh one more. A long shirt with a belt. This does not make it a dress. Put on some pants.
You want to survive University life? It’s easy….use the brains your Mama gave you.