11 Things I Already Did My First Weekend Home From School

11 Things I Already Did My First Weekend Home From School

How many "I'm bored" texts can you send?

Coming home from college is weird. Simple as that. 9 months ago you crammed your whole life into a tiny room and all of a sudden you're home and you have space. And time. Ugh, so much time. In my attempts to unpack, I quickly realized that I have literally so much stuff, and in my boredom I realized that I have a long, long summer ahead. Here's 11 things I've somehow already managed to accomplish between Thursday night and Sunday.

1. Realized how much stuff I actually have

Not really sure how this is possible, but here we are.

2. Purged my closet

Subsequently, a lot of things were trashed.

3. Aimlessly drove around town

This is always something I craved at school, so naturally I just put on Harry Styles' new album and drove around.

4. Sent an "I'm bored" text to the same 3 people home right now

Somehow, not everyone is as boring as I am and has nothing to do but hang around. So I'm just visiting the very few people who do.

5. Napped

6. Watched the first season of a new TV show

I was intrigued by "Famous in Love" on Freeform, okay?

7. Caught up on an old TV show

Not sure why this show is still a thing but I totally still watch "Pretty Little Liars" with my sisters and I always watch it when I come home.

8. Decided what TV show I'm watching next

Riverdale I'm comin' for ya.

9. Rewatched my Snapchat memories from this semester

Literally my mood. So many mems!

10. Started redecorating my room

Basically I'm turning myself into the Property Brothers. Yes, both of them.

Basically, I'm turning myself into the Property Brothers. Yes, both of them.

11. Thought about going back to school

The college friends group chat is still thriving. So just get me to August already!

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22 New Things That I Want To Try Now That I'm 22

A bucket list for my 22nd year.


"I don't know about you but I'm feelin' 22," I have waited 6 long years to sing that and actually be 22! Now 22 doesn't seem like a big deal to people because you can't do anything that you couldn't do before and you're still super young. But I'm determined to make my 22nd year a year filled with new adventures and new experiences. So here's to 22.

1. Go sky diving.

What's crazier than jumping out of a plane? (Although I'll probably try indoor skydiving first.)

2. Go cliff jumping/diving.

I must be the only Rhode Islander who hasn't gone to Jamestown and jumped off a cliff.

3. Ride in a hor air balloon.

Up, up and away.

4. Try out skiing.

Cash me in the next Olympics, how bout dat.

5. Try out snow boarding.

Shawn White, I'm coming for you.

6. Go bungee jumping.

Because at least this time I'll be attached to something.

7. Go to Portugal.

I mean I'm Portuguese so I have to go at some point, right?

8. Go to Cape Verde.

Once again, I'm Cape Verdean so I have to go.

9. Vist one of the seven wonders of the world.

I mean hey, Egypt's on, my bucket list.

10. Try out surfing.

It's only natural that somebody from the Ocean State knows how to surf.

11. Learn a new langauge.

Because my little bit of Portuguese, Spanish and Latin isn't cutting it anymore.

12. Travel to a state that I've never been to before.

Fun fact: I've only been to 17 of the 50 states.

13. Go paddle boarding.

Pretty boring but I've never done it.

14. Go scuba diving.

I'm from the Ocean State so I guess I should see the ocean up close and personal.

15. Learn how to line dance.

There's actually a barn in my state that does line dancing, so this one will definitely get crossed off.

16. Go kayaking.

All this water around me and I haven't done a lot of the water activites.

17. Stay the night in a haunted hotel room.

I bet if I got my friends to come with me, it would be like the Suite Life of Zach and Cody episode, minus the ghost coming out of the wall but you never know.

18. Get my palms read.

Because who doesn't want to know their future.

19. Go to a medium.

Like a medium that can communicate with people that have died.

20. Take a helicopter ride.

Air plane: check Helicopter:....

21. Sleep under the stars.

Because sleeping in a tent is more like glamping than camping

22. Just to try new things in my everyday life.

Whether it's trying a new restaurant, getting something different at my usual restaurants, changing my usual style, going on the scary rides at amusement parks, and bringing things I used to do back into my life now.

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Hell, I still love you.


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