10 Things You Know If Your Mom Became Your Best Friend In College

10 Things You Know If Your Mom Became Your Best Friend In College

It took you 18 years to realize she's the greatest.

You start off as a baby and your mom is your source of survival. You grow a bit and your mom is still pretty much the only person you are around. As you get older, you start being "embarrassed" by your mom and are too overwhelmed with puberty and middle school to take the time to appreciate her. High school rolls around and more fights start to occur as you begin to attain some freedom. And then you leave for college, and somehow, your mom becomes your very best friend.

1. Breaks become exciting 99% because you get to see your mom

Yeah, you're pumped about not having homework and responsibilities but you're mostly pumped for catching up on your TV shows or going out shopping with your mom.

2. You text her at least once a day, or you definitely will feel off

More often than not, you need her for at least something once in a day. If not, it is very important that she know what you got on your test or if you're annoyed with someone today.

3. When you're bored you just give your mom a phone call

Walking to your car at night or just hanging at home, no one is better to talk to than your mom.

4. You've learned more about her pre-you life since you've been in college than you did your entire life

In your earlier life you always knew your mom at a very surface level, but as you've grown up and become friends along with mother and daughter, you've learned that she's even better than you initially thought.

5. You're not one of those people who is disappointed when they finally get a text and its from mom

If I'm not getting any texts and my phone buzzes and the contact name is "Mom" you bet your ass I'm excited.

6. When other people talk badly about their moms you start to feel genuinely sad

Either for the person who doesn't have an unbreakable relationship with their mom, or for the mom because you believe that all mothers are miraculous angels.

7. And there's nothing like finding another mom-obsessed friend

You can finally stop feeling like the weirdo that thinks their mom is the greatest thing in the entire world when you meet someone else who feels the same about theirs.

8. You have realized you can tell her everything, even the stuff she probably doesn't want to know

No matter what, she is there to listen... Even if she'd honestly rather you keep it a secret.

9. You are much more appreciative of all she's done for you now that you're on your own

Now that you have to cook your own meals and live by yourself, you're so thankful for all those times she did your laundry or woke you up for school.

10. You never realized how much you love her until you left

You don't know what you've got until its gone, and you truly never understood how amazing your mother is until you moved away. You may miss her, but she has done her job and made you into the person you are out on your own becoming.

Love you, mom!

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This Is How Your Same-Sex Marriage Affects Me As A Catholic Woman

I hear you over there, Bible Bob.

It won't.

Wait, what?

I promise you did read that right. Not what you were expecting me to say, right? Who another person decides to marry will never in any way affect my own marriage whatsoever. Unless they try to marry the person that I want to, then we might have a few problems.

As a kid, I was raised, baptized, and confirmed into an old school Irish Catholic church in the middle of a small, midwestern town.

Not exactly a place that most people would consider to be very liberal or open-minded. Despite this I was taught to love and accept others as a child, to not cast judgment because the only person fit to judge was God. I learned this from my Grandpa, a man whose love of others was only rivaled by his love of sweets and spoiling his grandkids.

While I learned this at an early age, not everyone else in my hometown — or even within my own church — seemed to get the memo. When same-sex marriage was finally legalized country-wide, I cried tears of joy for some of my closest friends who happen to be members of the LGBTQ community.

I was happy while others I knew were disgusted and even enraged.

"That's not what it says in the bible! Marriage is between a man and a woman!"

"God made Adam and Eve for a reason! Man shall not lie with another man as he would a woman!"

"Homosexuality is a sin! It's bad enough that they're all going to hell, now we're letting them marry?"

Alright, Bible Bob, we get it, you don't agree with same-sex relationships. Honestly, that's not the issue. One of our civil liberties as United States citizens is the freedom of religion. If you believe your religion doesn't support homosexuality that's OK.

What isn't OK is thinking that your religious beliefs should dictate others lives.

What isn't OK is using your religion or your beliefs to take away rights from those who chose to live their life differently than you.

Some members of my church are still convinced that their marriage now means less because people are free to marry whoever they want to. Honestly, I wish I was kidding. Tell me again, Brenda how exactly do Steve and Jason's marriage affect yours and Tom's?

It doesn't. Really, it doesn't affect you at all.

Unless Tom suddenly starts having an affair with Steve their marriage has zero effect on you. You never know Brenda, you and Jason might become best friends by the end of the divorce. (And in that case, Brenda and Tom both need to go to church considering the bible also teaches against adultery and divorce.)

I'll say it one more time for the people in the back: same-sex marriage does not affect you even if you or your religion does not support it. If you don't agree with same-sex marriage then do not marry someone of the same sex. Really, it's a simple concept.

It amazes me that I still actually have to discuss this with some people in 2017. And it amazes me that people use God as a reason to hinder the lives of others.

As a proud young Catholic woman, I wholeheartedly support the LGBTQ community with my entire being.

My God taught me to not hold hate so close to my heart. He told me not to judge and to accept others with open arms. My God taught me to love and I hope yours teaches you the same.

Disclaimer - This article in no way is meant to be an insult to the Bible or religion or the LGBTQ community.

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5 Cheap Summer Concerts That Are Worth The Trip To Camden, NJ

Nothing like a good outdoor concert to cure any "summertime sadness!"

Well, y'all, it's finally here. Summer. And that means that one of my favorite past-times is back in season -- outdoor concerts. Now, I've only been to a handful, mostly with my family, but outdoor concerts have the potential to be the most fun that you'll have the whole summer! As a West Chester resident, there aren't too many venues that hold outdoor concerts near us, but the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey is one of the best, especially with their impressively cheap selection of lawn seats (my personal favorite seating for any concert). And this summer, BB&T has some impressive names performing. With over 35 performances set for before August's end, I took the liberty of compiling the top five performing in Camden that you will not want to miss this summer, especially not at these prices!

1. The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore.

Who: Kesha, Macklemore, Wes Period

When: Wednesday, July 25, 7 pm

Price: Starting at $30.50/ticket

2. Wiz Khalifa and Rae Sremmurd: Dazed and Blazed Tour.

Who: Wiz Khalifa, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Skies, O.t. Genasis

When: Friday, August 8, 6 pm

Price: Starting at $29.50/ticket

3. Logic Presents: Bobby Tarantino vs. Everybody Tour with NF and Kyle.

Who: Logic, NF, Kyle

When: Wednesday, June 13, 7 pm

Price: Starting at $21-22/ticket

4. 2018 Honda Civic Tour presents Charlie Puth Voicenotes.

Who: Charlie Puth, Hailee Steinfeld

When: Tuesday, July 24, 7:30 pm

Price: Starting at $25/ticket

5. Weezer / Pixies.

Who: Weezer, Pixies, Sleigh Bells

When: Saturday, July 21, 7:30 pm

Price: Starting at $25/ticket

If anyone needs me, you know where I'll be all summer!

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