10 Things My College Self *Really* Wants For Christmas This Year
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10 Things My College Self *Really* Wants For Christmas This Year

And no, it's not a new phone or Kylie's lip kit.

10 Things My College Self *Really* Wants For Christmas This Year

With each passing year and maturing decision (ha), our wish lists shift a bit. We no longer ask for extensive Lego sets (still a little salty with Santa about that one), Barbie mansions, and robot dogs. We turn our thoughts toward things we feel we would find most useful. So here's a list of things (I've already done you a solid and checked it twice, big guy) that I think we all could use this holiday season, be it under the tree or in our hearts.

1. College tuition.

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I'm trying to better myself and my knowledge of the world. But damn does that have a hefty price tag. Anything you could throw to the cause, please, be my guest.

2. An acceptable GPA.

After these final exams, I just might need something short of a miracle (or in fact a miracle) to keep my GPA goals intact. I just want to graduate with decent grades.

3. A universal snooze button.

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Like the remote from "Click"-- the point and shoot, just-pause-everything-and-take-a-nap, unlimited-snoozes kind.

4. A lifetime supply of Panera*

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*Insert your guilty pleasure food chain here.

5. Money.

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This sounds terrible, to just straight up ask for money, but honestly... It will be used in two ways: 1. tuition or 2. food.

6. A local, adopted family.

If you don't want to give me money, I understand. That's cool, I see how it is. But do consider giving to someone else. Be it a monetary donation, cans of food, or simply your time, consider adopting a family for me, because no one should feel sad, sick, or alone this holiday season (or ever).

7. An open mind to connect more with others.

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Not just for the holidays. But for the whole year long. Consider using your ears twice as much as your mouth, and practice critical listening, and sensitive responding. We don't need to be spreading more hurt than already exists.

8. Socks.

You brought a certain amount to college and somehow, they've crawled away, evaporated in the dryer, or they're just plain MIA. Maybe this batch can be super warm and fuzzy.

9. Two pairs of awesome quality jeans that will last forever.

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Because that's really all you need.

10. A tool box.

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Figuratively and literally. There are some things that need fixing.

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