Stressed Out? Reasons You Should Have Chilled in College

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We freaked out, lost sleep and even cried because we were so stressed out in college – only to find out none of it was worth our tears. Here is why we should have chilled.


Major Commitments

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Yeah, getting a degree matters, but major don’t. Only 27 percent of college grads end up in jobs related to their major. If only you knew that before.

Flying the Coop

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You threw fits to live in a swanky apartment like all the cool kids and not at home. Looking back, you wish you had saved on rent by living with the parentals.

Nailing It

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Grades are important, but so is being well-rounded. Thank god for that summer volunteer program that showed your employers you had experience.

READ: Why Parents Freak Out About College

Hit the Snooze Button

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An early registration date seemed crucial for getting into the classes you needed. Why did you panic? Someone ALWAYS dropped and you were able to swoop in.

Sleepless All-Nighters

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Not that studying isn’t important, but pulling all-nighters before an exam was never worth it. Being blurry-eyed and jittery were not helpful.

READ: 9 Mistakes to Avoid After College Graduation

Not Having a Perfect 4.0

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A GPA is something to brag about or hide from parents…but no one has cared post-graduation.

THE Life Plan

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Five, 10 and 15-year life plans are exhausting to create and maintain. Being flexible in the real world is much more zen.

Job Track

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Some people have jobs out college. Good for them. Reality is, about 83% of grads don’t…for now.