Heyo, it’s Callie!
I want to talk to y’all about skipping class. Just like drugs, skipping class is BAD. Don’t do it. Because if you’re anything like me, you’ll skip once and then slowly but surely get addicted to the feeling of sleeping in or getting extra friend-time. However, the guilt and FOMO (fear of missing out) will be real. Guilt because you KNOW that you should’ve been in class and FOMO because you have absolutely no idea what’s happening in your class world.
Don’t get me wrong, sleeping in is the most amazing thing for a college student. We all know the struggle of going to Whataburger at 3 a.m and trying to get up for your 8 a.m the next day. However, the consequences can be harsh. Last year, I skipped a few classes here and there to go do something else or (mainly) to sleep.
It got to the point where I had to ask my professors how many times I had skipped to make sure I didn’t fail. Fortunately, I didn’t flunk any of my classes, but there was a time when I had skipped so many Bible classes in a row that I didn't hear about a test that was coming up. So my professor had been talking about the Test for a while and when I (finally) showed up to class BOOM there was a test in front of me that I didn’t know existed.
After that, I got a bit of a wake-up call (irony intended), and I realized I had to take action.
It IS possible to wake up for class, my friends. I promise. So to help, here are four practical things to do to make sure you wake up in time.
1. Numero uno:
Lay out your clothes the night before, that way you can sleep just a LITTLE bit longer and it takes a wee bit of stress off of you.
2. Numero dos:
Get breakfast. Make a caf date with someone (because if you stand them up, you’re a jerk and you don’t want to be a jerk). You could also buy pop-tarts or cereal so that if you’re like me you’ll be looking forward to food, and therefore it will encourage you to wake up.
3. Numero tres:
Find someone who lives in your building that has class the same time as you, and get them to stop by and make sure that you’re awake. For me. That person is my rockin roommate who has the exact same morning schedule as me.
4. Numero cuatro:
Set alarms. And I mean A LOT of alarms. Pick out the most annoying sound possible and put your phone on the opposite side of the room, not by your bed. This way, you have to get out of bed to relieve yourself from the annoyance. And whatever you do, DO NOT GET BACK INTO THE BED. I know it looks so warm and inviting but IT’S A TRAP.
Learn from my mistakes and make sure your priorities are in order. You may have to skip out on the late night Krispy Kreme run (bummer, I know) so that you’ll get enough sleep. You’re in college for your academic career, not for extra sleep, and definitely not a thriving social life.
SO: moral of the story? Do not, I repeat, DO NOT skip class.
Thanks guys, signing off