125 Little Things To Be Majorly Thankful For

125 Little Things To Be Majorly Thankful For

Some time away from home made it clear what I had to be thankful for.

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This year I was in Hong Kong during Thanksgiving and although they don't celebrate this holiday, I still wanted to take the time to write down all the little and big things that I have been blessed with and that I want to cherish. So here is a list of 125 different things that I am thankful for. I hope it brings you as much joy to read as it brought me to write.

These are the 125 different things that I'm thankful for this year:

1. To be in college

2. My mom

3. Phone calls with my boyfriend

4. Traveling to Hong Kong

5. Efficient transportation in cities

6. Friends

7. Avocado toast

8. Beach Sand

9. My Wetbrush

10. Having fresh drinking water

11. The ocean waves and the sounds they make

12. Watermelon

13. The ability to move

14. My health

15. God

16. Watching a $6 movie at the theater on Tuesdays

17. Inspiring teachers

18. The growth of my faith

19. FaceTime calls

20. Ben & Jerry's ice cream

21. Thrift shopping

22. 80 degree weather

23. A good white t-shirt

24. The sense of belonging

25. My sorority sisters

26. My camera

27. A wildflower field

28. Learning new editing skills

29. Sterling silver jewelry

30. Jamming to my favorite songs in the car

31. Getting an unexpected gift

32. Flip flops

33. The Snapchats I get from my younger brother

34. My kitty

35. Having my grandparents nearby while at school

36. Finding a new song on Spotify

37. Looking at aesthetic pleasing and cohesive pictures on social media platforms

38. Getting ice cream on a bad/ good day

39. Late night talks

40. The first day of snow

41. The lake during the summer

42. Sacramento's Jump bikes

43. My bible study group

44. A clean hotel room

45. A fun printed summer bikini

46. The feeling you get when doing something for others

47. Late night talks in the car

48. The little girl/ family I babysit for

49. My roommate

50. Getting my pictures printed

51. Seeing the fall leaves change

52. Wearing my boyfriend's hoodie when it's cold outside

53. Bonfires

54. Caring pumpkins with friends and families

55. Chatting with old friends

56. The encouragement and complement I get from friends and strangers

57. Boarding a plane

58. Trying Chinese street food (I love egg waffles and fried octopus)

59. Getting a card in the mail

60. Writing in my journal

61. When someone tells me they prayed for me

62. Motivational speakers (thanks Barry)

63. My dad

64. Camping in the summers

65. Getting free headphones on during a flight

66. Chewing green mint gum

67. Jeeping

68. When my boyfriend bring food to my work

69. Going to JRRC fitness classes (thanks Stephani and Tiffani)

70. Chatting with my grandma

71. Wearing lulu running shorts

72. The Lebanese food Stephani's mom makes

73. Being home on breaks

74. Going on day trips and adventures

75. Hiking Trips

76. Seeing a butterfly

77. A new necktie

78. When I get to dress up for class

79. Leaving a song on repeat

80. Seeing my dog the first time I get home

81. Midwest hospitality

82. Biking towns

83. Trying on clothing when shopping

84. Packing my suitcase

85. Hammocking

86. Driving a car when I get home from breaks

87. Eating a fresh warm baguette

88. A descriptive story

89. The sunsets

90. Sweating a after a workout

91. Antique stores

92. My phone GPS

93. Being lost with good company

94. Tahoe trips

95. The smell of chocolate chip cookies

96. Having a workout buddy

97. My brother

98. Adding memories to my memory box or journal

99. Date nights

100. To be able to write and read

101. Having a car full of gas

102. Downloading pictures

103. Coffee dates even though I'm not a big coffee drinker

104. Face masks and movie nights with girlfriends

105. Getting into the shower after a workout

106. Burning a CD

107. Swimming in the summer

108. Taking pictures

109. Christmas gift exchanges

110. Chocolate

111. Putting on sweats

112. Staying up late

113. Movie soundtracks

114. Gondola Rides

115. Skydiving with my boyfriend

116. Trips to Stinson beach

117. For our rights and freedom

118. For all the gifts and blessings God's given me

119. The feel when your stomach drops on a roller coaster

120. My computer glasses

121. A warm and cozy bed to get into

122. Looking at art and exploring museums

123. Exploring local Farmers markets

124. The relaxing feeling you have in a sauna or hot tub

125. For the endless love that pours out over me

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20 Fun Facts To Use When Introducing Yourself

As we embark on the semester, we are put on the spot in order to share interesting details about ourselves. This article discloses possible fun facts to tell others!
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After experiencing my first week of classes, I have learned that every student needs a handy-dandy list of fun facts about themselves to tell other people. Many professors use the first couple of classes to learn about their students, so you may need to think about who you are and how you want to introduce yourself to your professor and classmates. We all have that one go-to interesting fact about ourselves, but sometimes you just have to mix it up!

1. My favorite hobby is...

What do you do in your free time? Personally, I love to stay active! I am a competitive Latin dancer and enjoy teaching and taking Zumba classes, going to the gym, and hiking.

2. I love...

Is there something, someone, or somewhere that you love? What makes your heart ache? What do you miss when it's gone? I can say that I love my friends because I feel my most confident when I'm surrounded by those who love and support me.

3. I look up to...

Is there someone you adore? Who mesmerizes you? Who do you wish to learn from? After watching "A Ballerina's Tale," I discovered Misty Copeland. In 2015 she became the first African American ballet dancer to become the Female Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre. Her passion, grace, and strength continuously motivate me to better myself as an athlete and an individual.

4. This art speaks to me because...

Coco Chanel said, "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." This encourages me to always follow my heart no matter what. I will never follow society's standards and norms because they do not define me. Chanel's saying definitely influences my character and lifestyle.

5. A funny and/or embarrassing memory of me is...

When you make others laugh they want to spend time and make memories with you! Don't be afraid to embarrass yourself. You will come off as down to earth, easy-going, and loyal.

6. My siblings or lack thereof influenced me by...

I can go on and on about my brother, who is 10 years older than I. We have opposite personalities and despite the age gap, we're quite close.

7. My pet(s) are my life because...

Only sad people don't like hearing about furry creatures, even if your pets are slimy and slithering creatures all human beings enjoy hearing pet tales!

8. I'm afraid of...

Your personality can be revealed by your likes and dislikes, including the things that you fear. I am terrified of change and the unknown, hence, the future is an anxiety-inducing topic to discuss for me.

9. I am the way I am because...

What have you gone through in life that has shaped you into who you are today? Remember to be open minded and allow yourself to open up to your peers. You may be surprised by how others respond and/or what others have endured as well.

10. The most unusual item that can be found in your dorm...

This is a fun fact about yourself that can easily liven up an awkward conversation. Think about your quirks and differences! One item I have in my dorm is my teddy bear, Peter, whom I like to joke is my boyfriend.

11. My dream job is...

In college, "What's your major?" is a widespread question. Nonetheless, skip the boring statement of "I'm majoring in..." and go in depth on what your dream job is (hopefully your major factors in to this dream of yours).

12. My hidden talents are...

Angelina Jolie is a knife thrower. Kendall Jenner can produce bird noises. Amanda Seyfried can crochet and knit. Is there anything special you can do? Some people have rare and unique talents, maybe you can think of some hidden talents of your own!

13. My guilty pleasure is...

I will say it a million times: don't be shy when introducing yourself to new people! I'll start by divulging my guilty pleasure: Youtube's family vlogging channel, "OKBaby"!

Check them out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvUCbnwzySKgbKiB_...



14. Some activities on my bucket list are...


This is an easy way to grab people's attention and find others with similar desires as you. Be an adventurer! Go out of your comfort zone!

15. Talk about your best friend...

How would your best friend describe you? What do you love to do with your best friend?

16. Talk about an accomplishment of yours...

You are incredible and have achieved so much! Reveal something that you are proud of — show off a little!

17. This one time at my job...

Bosses breathing down your neck. Curious coworkers asking personal questions. Cursing customers who never leave you alone. Your job can be filled with tons of hilarious situations that can easily entertain a crowd.

18. During the summer...

Any scars with stories? Any summer flings? Any lessons learned from the tanning too long? Now that summer is over, disclose memories that can leave positive impressions on others.

19. I volunteer at...

Do you do any community service? Share a funny moment while you were volunteering. What did you learn while there? Would you continue?

20. [blank] is meaningful to me because...



What do you appreciate in life? What brightens your day? What makes you fall in love? What does someone have to do to make you smile?

Finally, remember to be outgoing! Reveal that three-mile smile and open your arms to learning about others. Spread smiles, love, and happiness.

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Stop Doing These 6 Things In College

College is not about sleeping ten hours and partying every night, it is learning and hard work.

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I want to start by saying that you are allowed to have fun in college. It's your time to realize who you are, who you're not. However, that should not be an excuse to be careless and waste thousands and thousands of dollars based on poor decisions.

If you or someone else you know is having trouble figuring out where you're going wrong in college, here are just some things you should stop doing to hopefully better your college experience academically.

​Skipping class.​​

Point blank. Period. Every class you skip is hundreds of dollars going down the drain. It is so disrespectful to professors and most importantly, you're hurting your chance to get a good education.

Eating fast food every day.

1. It's unhealthy, and 2. it is crazy expensive! I mean if you have the money and work out a lot, go for it I guess. Go crazy and try to cook something different every once in a while!

Going out to drink every day of the week.

You have better things to do than to go out every night and drink and party. Every night or every other night is kind of excessive? Just be safe, choose your time wisely, take care of yourself.

Not doing your homework.

Where do you think that will get you?

Procrastinating all day every day.

I am guilty of this sometimes myself. But make time to get your stuff done! You'll thank me later.

Giving up.

Use your resources, get help with a tutor or visit your professors. Do not give up!

And always remember: No excuses.

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