10 struggles of having a class before 8:30 a.m.

  1. Waking up late
    No matter how early you go to bed you’re bound to hit the snooze button at least 3 times.
  1. Walking alone
    You feel like the only soul lurking around campus. There isn’t many to share sympathetic head nods with as you make your journey up the Ricks Building. It is as if you’re not supposed to be out at this time of day because; you think you missed the part in the honor code of a morning curfew.
  1. It’s Dark
    “The sun isn’t even up yet. Why am I?” Seeing the sunrise is beautiful. Seeing the sunrise through the cracked blinds in a math class isn’t.
  1. It’s Cold
    Checking the weather has never been more difficult than it is leaving for an early class. You want to dress for the day’s warm weather, but the morning cold leaves you singing Frozen songs and muttering that the cold doesn’t bother you anyway as you trudge to class.
  1. Deciding what to wear
    You’ve hit snooze for the 5th time and if you walked out the door now you would make to class on time. How easy it would be to throw on a sweatshirt and some shorts and make your way to class.
  1. Stairs
    It’s early, you’re half awake trudging through campus, and you make it to the Smith building. As you enter, you realize your class is on the 4th floor. You’re so close to turning around and going home.
  1. Over-enthusiastic morning people
    I’m glad that you are used to waking up at 6:30 everyday, but please no talking until 9:00.” There is always “The Morning Person” wherever you go. There is no way to escape them.
  1. Eating breakfast early
    The question that looms over any early-riser: do I eat breakfast? You find that you’re not awake enough to even realize food is an option, but once you’re 5 minutes into your first class, it’s like you haven’t eaten in years and your now your stomach, fluent in whale, lets everyone know.
  1. Falling asleep in class
    “Wait, it’s not even noon and I’ve already taken a nap today?”
  1. Affects ability to be socially decent
    Where the phrases “I’m really a nice person, I promise,” and “I’m more awake than I look,” are said too many times than you would hope for in a 2-hour period.

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