11 Things You Can Do To Avoid Unpacking From College

11 Things You Can Do To Avoid Unpacking From College

Why do today what you can do tomorrow?

After shoving a whole semester's worth of items into my car, all I could think was, "Now how in the hell am I going to unpack all of this?" Following the unloading of my luggage into my house, it's safe to say that my bedroom looked like a crime scene for two weeks. As a master at procrastination, I did a billion things before unpacking from college. So if you still have yet to do so (no judgement man), here's a list of exquisitely random things you can do to push off that tedious task for just a bit longer.

1. Go shopping for new clothes:

Well, if I can't find a shirt amongst the clutter, I guess this means I can buy a new one...

2. Watch Netflix

When is this not an option?

3. Go out for ice cream

There's nothing quite like a good ice cream cone to distract you from your responsibilities.

4. Call your Grandma

She'll remind you that it's okay if your room isn't clean, because you're still perfect, special, and God's gift to the world.

5. Prancercise

Check out the full tutorial here:

6. Check the weather, and then tell everyone.

You're being such a help to everyone!

7. Offer to cook dinner

It's a beautiful day to learn something new!

8. Wash your car

The only fun kind of cleaning around.

9. Facebook stalk someone

One of the greatest forms of entertainment.

10. Prank call your significant other/best friend/sibling

It's an instant throwback to 6th grade.

11. And finally, take a nap.

Maybe your clothes will be magically put away when you wake up.

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A Letter To My Go-To Aunt

Happiness is having the best aunt in the world.

I know I don't say it enough, so let me start off by saying thank you.

You'll never understand how incredibly blessed I am to have you in my life. You'll also never understand how special you are to me and how much I love you.

I can't thank you enough for countless days and nights at your house venting, and never being too busy when I need you. Thank you for the shopping days and always helping me find the best deals on the cutest clothes. For all the appointments I didn't want to go to by myself. Thank you for making two prom days and a graduation party days I could never forget. Thank you for being overprotective when it comes to the men in my life.

Most importantly, thank you for being my support system throughout the numerous highs and lows my life has brought me. Thank you for being honest even when it isn't what I want to hear. Thank you for always keeping my feet on the ground and keeping me sane when I feel like freaking out. Thank you for always supporting whatever dream I choose to chase that day. Thank you for being a second mom. Thank you for bringing me into your family and treating me like one of your own, for making me feel special because you do not have an obligation to spend time with me.

You've been my hero and role model from the time you came into my life. You don't know how to say no when family comes to you for help. You're understanding, kind, fun, full of life and you have the biggest heart. However, you're honest and strong and sometimes a little intimidating. No matter what will always have a special place in my heart.

There is no possible way to ever thank you for every thing you have done for me and will continue to do for me. Thank you for being you.

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Goodbye School, Hello Real World

I'm ready for ya!


It's starting to hit me.

I've been in school, year after year, since kindergarten. Maybe even pre-school!

Now, I'm about to graduate with my bachelors in communication and I couldn't be more proud of myself. I'll say it. I often sugarcoat it or suppress it but d*mn it. I'm going to applaud myself. It was hard work. It took a lot of motivation, determination, (caffeine), and willpower to get to where I am today. I worked my ass off.

That being said, I can't help but think... What is life without due dates? What is life like without scrambling to turn in an assignment that's due at 11:59 PM? What is life like with actual sleep? Sleep? I don't know her.

Like I keep telling my boyfriend and my parents, I don't have it all figured out. At least not right now. But I will, and I'm in no rush to land my dream job right now. If anything, I want to take a year to myself. I want to travel. I want to sleep in if I d*mn well please! I want to read as many books as I want. I want to write till my fingers fall off (OK, maybe not that).

You get the jist.

I'm free. I can do and be whatever I want. And you know what? That's terrifying.

I'm lost. I've followed this structure for so long. Now what?

I don't have all the answers yet. But for now, at least right at this very moment, I'm so thankful to have been able to receive such an amazing education. And to be able to say I'm graduating with my bachelors in communication at 21 is an accomplishment in itself.

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