It’s true what they say, you know: sisters before misters.
1. No boys means no dressing up.
You get a little shellshocked on the first day of college–and every day after that–when you realize you actually have to pick out an outfit and you can’t just wear your uniform. In high school, you went to school to learn, not to impress boys. That’s what parties and weekends are for, so throw on those Norts and an oversized T-shirt and book it to class. You’re probably late already.
2. Dancing with girls is totally acceptable.
This one really confuses me. All of my public school friends (pubbies) get super embarrassed at a club or a party when there are no guys to dance with. So, bless their hearts, they’re obligated to dance with their surrounding girlfriends until a guy decides to finally make his way over to get a little crotch on booty action. DANCING WITH YOUR GIRLFRIENDS IS FUN. I repeat, guys will NOT assume you are a lesbian. Please just shut up, have fun, and dance. After all, you’re white girl wasted.
3. Having boys in your classes–and pretty much just in your life–again is hilarious.
No explanation needed. You know what I’m talking about. Boys are funny, but they’re also a distraction.
4. Dressing up for theme parties is a piece of cake.
I don’t know about you, but in high school I felt like every other week was a spirit week. This comes in handy when planning sorority events (don’t forget all those fun themes) and dressing up for fraternity parties. Bonus points if you’re like me and brought all your “costumes” to college with you from day one.
5. You knew what to expect when it came to Greek life.
You’re already used to having 150 girls in your class who you love dearly, so it’s no surprise when you decide to rush in order to find another close group of 150 lovely girls. Also, fraternities are like your “brother school” and mixers are just like frat parties turned up a notch. You’ll be an old pro and your sisters will look up to you.
6. That whole hazing thing…
We all know what happens during Freshmen Welcome Week. It’s comparable to hazing. It’s a week dedicated to scaring the incoming frosh into having respect for the upperclassmen. (I see nothing wrong with a little r-e-s-p-e-c-t.) Trust me, it’s way more worth it than just getting bullied on the bus as a public school kid. Plus, you get to come up with even better ideas when you’re a senior.
7. It’s not all about the boys.
You may have a fantastic boyfriend, but when all is said and done, you need your girls. Find a fun group and rage. ‘Nough said.
8. You make lifelong friends.
I wasn’t planning on getting sappy, but the only people I know who still talk to girls from back in the day are people who went to private high schools. I honestly don’t know what I would do if I ever lost touch with my high school friends. They just get it.