11 Things Everyone From Bergen County Knows

11 Things Everyone From Bergen County Knows

As a native of Bergen County, I can attest to a few things that everyone from the region can relate to.

As a native of Bergen County, I can attest to a few things that everyone from the region can relate to. Bergen county is at the northern tip of New Jersey, about 20-30 minutes away from NYC. The trip to NYC can come with hugely aggravating traffic, so it is not as convenient as it might seem. Many residents of Bergen cCunty, such as myself, have gone to school in the city, worked in the city, or have friends in the city. Here are a few things that describe our struggles:

1. You claim you live in New York.

2. You have friends who berate you for saying you live in New York

3. Shortline. Nuff said.

4. You live in the garden state plaza

5. You're always being too lazy to make your way into Manhattan.

6. You begrudgingly go to Manhattan various jobs and internships

7. You wake up early just to get to jobs and internships in Manhattan...on time.

8. You annoy your parents about buying an apartment in the city.

9. You invite yourself over to your friend's house in the city all the time for a place to stay.

10. One word--TRAFFIC.

11. You need to drive to get anywhere.

Although there are many struggles that come with living outside New York City, the fresh air, spacious parks, houses, and swimming pool make it hard to complain too much. All in all, Bergen is a nice area to grow up in. Just don't try to hang out with your friends in the city during rush hour or any major holiday- you'll never make it there.

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.

Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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The Power Of Journaling

Slowing down in a fast pace world.


In a world where everything is moving so fast pace, I have found comfort in taking small moments to reflect on the blurring images around me. I have always loved to journal, but recently I have found a system that works very well for me.

One habit that I have newly formed is creating a section in my journal that I like to call "Get Out of My Head." Life moves very fast and sometimes my thoughts can't keep up. This causes stress, anxiety, sadness and even the feeling of loneliness. I have created this section in my journal to be a safe place where I can just scribble down whatever is taking over my head, but there is a trick.

Like I stated previously, I have always loved to journal, but I never found ultimate comfort in it because I would go back and read what I wanted to remove from my mind. This was causing me to reexperience what I didn't want to. I highly suggest having a place in your journal that is essentially a flame for all th4e thoughts you want to rid of.

On the contrary, have a section in your journal where you love to look. I try and fill this section with happy thoughts, quotes, verses, and gratitude. This makes journaling and reading your entries something to look forward to, rather than not.

In conclusion, journaling is unique for everyone and it takes some time to figure out exactly the right way. But once you discover the safe place that journaling can be, it can change your life forever.

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