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I recently came across an article by College Candy about why you should be excited to head back to campus this fall, and I found it really interesting.  I personally am gearing up to go back to school and have been experiencing mixed feelings of excitement and dread about going back.  On one hand, I’m excited to be reunited with friends I haven’t seen all summer, but on the other, I’m not quite ready to pack away my bikini and accept that my summer fun is over.

Thanks to College Candy, I decided to stop fixating on the not-so-fun aspects of going back to school, and start thinking about all of the positive things that come with college.

Here are some of my reasons why you should be pumped to be heading back to school this fall:

Fall internships

Of course I had to throw this one in.  Starting a new internship is super exciting and nerve-wracking, so get pumped and be prepared to make the most of it.  Stay tuned for tips on how to rock the first day of your internship and how to make a great first impression.

Planners, and notebooks, and highlighters!  Oh, My!

If you’re anything like me, just thinking about organizational products such as sticky notes and a new planner gives you a little bit of a buzz.  Ever since grade school, loading up on new binders, pens and pencils, and a new book bag, got me completely revved up and ready to start a brand new school year.  Try convincing your parents that you simply must have that new Sony laptop in order to ace one of your classes, and then tell me that you don’t feel a little excited for school to start.

Being busy

If you like having a jam-packed schedule, the school year is definitely time for you to shine.  Having to balance work, school, and an internship with your social life is challenging, but also can give you a great feeling of accomplishment if you do it well.

New classes

Going to class again can be both a pro and a con of going back to school.  The pro is that you have a brand new schedule full of different professors and subjects, so the suspense of what the semester will bring should keep you excited about what lies ahead.

Living with friends

Although you love ‘em, living at home with mom and dad over the summer is definitely not the ideal living situation.  Whether you’ll be living in the dorms or in an apartment off-campus, chances are you’ll be rooming with friends.  Savor this kind of living arrangement, because before you know it, you’ll be living on your own or with a boyfriend/girlfriend, which is a completely different experience.

Um hello, its college!

College doesn’t last forever, so there’s no time to be fixating on the bad.  Graduating and stepping into the “real world” has always seemed like some distant possibility to me, but now all of a sudden I’m a senior and this alleged “real world” is coming at me fast.  Make an effort to appreciate the good AND the bad parts of being a college student.  You won't be a student forever, but until then live it up!

What parts of going back to school are YOU excited about?

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