Every thought you have going back to UNC

When does basketball season start?

Going back to UNC is like going back home, except there is a heavier work load and it’s different kind of family. Nothing beats the excitement of thinking about who you are going to see, what you are going to do and what you are going to eat first.

It can all be a little overwhelming at times and your thoughts may seemed scattered more than your class notes, but you know it gets better because, hey, it’s UNC.

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 11.51.07 PMOther than constantly singing “Carolina in My Mind” on an endless loop, here are all the other thoughts that run through your head while getting ready to go back to UNC

During the summer 

As in, the time between years at UNC.  Maybe you’re off at an internship or working a summer job, but your mind is always on Carolina, where you can listen to a grumpy sermon, drink a blue cup and walk 10 miles all in the same day. Your thoughts might seem a little something like this:

Man, so glad finals are over.  Now I get to relax.

Wait where are all my friends…I need them with me at all times.

It’s way too quiet in here.  I need at least six muffled stereo systems roaring in the distance at all times.

Wow, my step count for the day has dramatically decreased.

OMG a squirrel! I miss campus

Can I go back yet?

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The only downside to coming back is the never ending packing and unpacking that comes with each season.  Most of the worrying takes place in the clothes, decoration and entertainment region rather than school supplies, but that’s just how it goes.  Other questions associated include:

Do I really need this many containers?

Can I get away with this comforter another year?

Will my brother notice if I take one of his speakers?

I really need to downsize my closet.

I need to bring everything in my closet, it’s as simple as that.

I think I need to go to Target…again.

Is this Carolina blue?

Is THIS Carolina blue?

Ew.  That’s dark blue, throw it away.  Burn it, for all I care.

Is 25 t-shirts too many or not enough?

Not enough.

What is my friend bringing?

Do I need my mini fridge?

Is THIS Carolina blue?

Oh, yeah…school supplies.

Moving In

Ah, yes. Moving in, or more realistically, throwing everything into your room and deciding to reorganize it later. Later may never come for some people. At least you’ve made it to the promised land and that’s good enough for now. You will be shuffling your life from car to room and have thoughts like:

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Can’t you just hear the bell chimes now?

Home, sweet home.

Can you just smell that fresh air?

Look at that! The sky is Carolina blue!

Ok, should I go to Target now, or let it clear out over the next few days?

How much cash can I squeeze out of my parents?

I need more containers.

I need more t-shirts.

Oh, crap, what do I eat?

Do I like cereal? I don’t know anymore.

Where are we eating first?

My vote is always Med Deli.

But, wait… Moe’s.

Don’t make me choose between queso and hummus!

Wait, are the Granville apartments THAT far along?

Was it always this humid here?

Did we always have that many trees?

Look at all the freshman! So little…was I that little?

Starting classes

And the inevitable must happen because, yes, we are actually here for school. Make sure to drink that well water for that 4.0 (I have yet to see that proven, but it can never hurt). Along with other thoughts of FDOC:

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Mmmm… tastes like knowledge

What is this building?  I’ve never heard of it in my life.

Do I have to walk THAT far?

How in the hell am I supposed to get from Genome to upper quad in 15 minutes?

Without sweating through my t-shirt…

I really hope by professor is technology-friendly…I got some BuzzFeed to catch up on.

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Oh, Alpine, how I’ve missed you.

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And 1.5.0.

And all things bottom of Lenoir!


Is that a basketball player?

Is that a football player?

Is that that guy from my freshman english class?

How many blue books are left over in my book bag from last year?

But most importantly…

When does basketball season start?

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