We’ve All Been There: Mid-Winter Blues

[It doesn’t matter what school you go to, what state it is in, how big it is, whether it is public or private, all girls or coed…there are experiences that all college students share.

No matter how crazy you think your personal situation is, it is not just you. So, let’s bring it all out in the open. Right here. Because you are not alone – we’ve all been there before.]

You spent all day curled up in bed with a hot beverage in your hand and thick socks on your feet. You debated even getting up to pee. Your bed is so warm and the world is just so cold. Your roommates join you in the middle of the day to watch old episodes of Sex and the City. Normally you’d be at the gym, or the library, or walking around campus, but not today – not in the dead of winter.

There is no way in hell you are getting out of bed.

When your phone rings at 9 you assume it’s the pizza guy delivering the large white pie you ordered with the roomies. You purposely left the front door unlocked last time you ran to the bathroom (with the blanket over your shoulders) so he could let himself in and bring the pizza to your bedside.

Only it’s not the pizza guy; it’s your guy friend. You pick up and it takes two words (beach party) for you to kick off those wool socks and get you out of your warm and toasty bed.

“The boys are having a beach party tonight. We have to go! We can pretend it’s warm out! We can’t lock ourselves in side all winter, girls!”

The roommates are in, obvi. It’s a party. It’s gonna be fun. You will be inside most of the time, and you will be too drunk to realize how cold you are when you’re not. And it’s a party!

You quickly trade in your feather duvet and hot cocoa for a skimpy bikini and tequila shots. The next thing you know, you are standing in line outside of a house (with a living room filled with sand) wearing nothing more than a bikini and a pair of shorts, waiting to fill your empty Solo cup with extra cold beer. Your Uggs are keeping your toes warm, but that doesn’t mean much when the snow is coming in over the top of the boots.

You can’t feel your hands. You can’t control the dripping from your nose. Your ears are bright red. You have a hard time singing along to Beyonce with the incessant chattering of your teeth.

But you don’t care about any of that. You are having an awesome time. Who cares about the cold?

Yeah, we’ve all been there too. There are just some things (read: parties) totally worth venturing out for.

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