wait, you mean Thursday’s not the weekend?

My transition from college to the real-world has been relatively smooth. But there are some days (particularly the gorgeous, blue-skied, sunshiny, summer days) where I just can’t admit that I’m no longer a college student.

One of the hardest things? Not going out on weeknights.

College Allie: Wednesday means Flip Night at Faegans, pregame here head down around 11? Thursday? It’s the weekend let’s go celebrate!!!! Friday we’ll sleep in so we can do it all over again.

Real World Allie: Wednesday means the work week is ALMOST over. I’ll celebrate with a glass or two of wine. Thursday? It should be the weekend, but it’s not. I probably should just stay in but I really want to go out! okay, I’ll just go out and only have a couple beers. We need to go out around 8 though so I can be home in time to get enough sleep. Oops, that failed. Guess I’ll just be really tired at work tomorrow and feel like crap.

Real World Allie sucks. College Allie got to have way more fun. Now I know people would say I can still go out on weeknights and just limit myself to a couple of drinks, but that’s just no fun when you’re 22!!!This limbo time of no longer being a college student and becoming a professional employee sucks. Why couldn’t College Allie stick around a while longer?…

But I guess Real World Allie does have a little more money.. and doesn’t have to do homework on the weekends…

How are you dealing post-grad pre-profesh?


4 responses to “wait, you mean Thursday’s not the weekend?

  1. oooh i feel your pain sista! real world magen is incredibly boring , college magen was awesome! unfortunately for me, i live at home with no friends within a 30 miles radius so i can’t just go out for drinks on a weeknight even if i wanted to! i miss the “routine” of tuesday night karaoke, thursday nights uptown at the bars, and friday and saturday nights at house parties, with a few classes and homework thrown in. it’s been over a year and i’m STILL trying to adjust!

  2. i also miss college (fun fact: magen and i lived across the hall from each other sophomore year at UMASS), and i miss having no responsibility. now that i have full responsibility i realize i should have lived a lot more freely in college – there is certainly no room for that now that i have to be at work 5 days a week and pay my rent (mom and dad i miss your monthly checks).

    when i was in college i was happy and content but i never thought of them as the best days of my life. nooowww i get what tom petty meant when he said:

    “You have four years to be irresponsible here. Relax. Work is for people with jobs. You’ll never remember class time, but you’ll remember time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So, stay out late. Go out on a Tuesday with your friends when you have a paper due Wednesday. Spend money you don’t have. Drink ’til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does…””

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