14 Film, Book, And TV Titles That Sum Up Finals Week

14 Film, Book, And TV Titles That Sum Up Finals Week

At this point, it would be easier to get away with murder than writing this final.

The amount of stress one undergoes during finals week is not to be underestimated. Every year during the same time, it's always as bad as you think it's going to be. Papers, projects, presentations, whatever form you have to experience it in it's guaranteed to drive you nuts. They have to get done eventually, and the longer you put them off (which of course you do), the longer you draw out your doom.

While there are short term remedies of course like TV, food, and friends to distract you, finals cannot be avoided. Not to mention how finals week also entails any and every major life crisis to occur in the exact same week. If things weren't bad enough, you also have to deal with all sorts of fun adult and life problems while you're at it. Lovely, and not at all even more stressful than the finals you were already stressing out about. Just talking about this while currently being stressed out is even more stressful.

Since I'm on the verge of being stressed out, here are some ways to describe to others your feelings during the week!

1. "How to Get Away with Murder"

At this point, it would be easier than writing this final.

2. "Master of None"

I have so many finals to prepare for, but I have no motivation to plan for them whatsoever.

3. "10 Things I Hate About You"

If anyone tries to talk to me before I’m done my finals, they aren’t going to like what they hear.

4. "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World"

Netflix, ice cream, my roommate, one of you better be prepared. If I go down, we both go down together.

5. "The Graduate"

One more semester, one more paper, one more step and I am on my way to having done something with my life!

6. "The Get Down"

It’s time to get my groove on, with studying that is.

7. "A Series of Unfortunate Events"

No sleep, poor time management skills, new crappy eating habits, and lots and lots of tears is what has become of me.

8. "The Walking Dead"

We are all dying, slowly, slowly dying. Darryl, when you're done being a badass can you do my finals for me?

9. "Practical Magic"

What I keep trying to convince myself and everyone who is concerned I might fail of my amazing procrastination skills.

10. "Safe Haven"

Anything that can bring me comfort during this time, mostly blankets. Also hot chocolate. Also my bed. Also, anything that doesn’t involve typing thousands of words or reading books.

11. "As You Like It"

The only true way to survive finals week is by delusion. Anyway you can trick yourself that you're not losing your mind is the way to go! Everyone has their own personal means of getting by with no judgment whatsoever.

12. "Crossroads"

When you’re sacrificing so much for one week, you wonder what’s the point? Is it really worth depriving myself of food, sleep, and human contact? These sorts of questions tend to happen when I debate whether it’s even worth moving from the couch to my bed because I’m so exhausted. What has my life become?

13. "Ice Princess"

I am emotionally fragile, my heart and all hope have frozen over, and I will definitely be having a minimum of three meltdowns this week. If I could ice skate out my frustrations, I would. Do not cross me.

14. "Big Little Lies"

If I could turn back time and punch myself in the face everytime I lied to myself saying, “I’m going to get work done”, I would. There would be so much less pain. It's what I told myself at the time, but I have become my own downfall now because of it.

Cover Image Credit: Odyssey

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.


To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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What The 2019 'Season Of The Crab' Means For Your Zodiac Sign

It could be a super emotional month for everyone.


It's officially summer, and that means it's time to dive into the watery depths of Cancer season on June 21. There is a different energy in the air; different from the vibe in Gemini season. Each sign can expect to notice its effects, whether they are obvious or more subtle.

Cancer season means you're probably going to feel more moody than usual. Maybe you're crying more often. Maybe you'll feel more dreamy and intuitive. Maybe you'll be more irritable. Whatever the case, it never hurts to know what you're about to get yourself into.

So what does Cancer season mean for you, based on your zodiac sign?

1. Cancer - 21 Jun to 22 Jul


Happy solar return, cutie crustacean!

This is one of the dreamiest times of the entire year for you, but lacking structure and planning could prove stressful. You're in an imaginative zone and you may not feel like settling down before chasing the stars, but you must think ahead so things will work out.

2. Leo - 23 Jul to 22 Aug


Cancer season will find you exploring who you want to become, and what you want to leave behind. With your season just around the corner, this is also a magical time for healing and exploring yourself. Journaling, creative pursuits, or talking things through are wonderful ways to nourish your soul.

3. Virgo - 23 Aug to 22 Sep


This Cancer season, you'll find that the stars and the moon are asking you to rest. You will be faced with many choices and decisions this month. Enjoy your time fostering whatever creativity comes to mind. Do not force yourself to go out if you're not feeling up to it. It's okay to be you and be alone sometimes.

4. Libra - 23 Sep to 22 Oct


Cancer season and Neptune retrograde begin on June 21, causing you to need to pause and reflect on your goals. Change can be uncomfortable, but every small shift brings us closer to our goals. Be willing to take a risk, and let the universe push you in the direction of happiness and adventure.

5. Scorpio - 23 Oct to 21 Nov


Cancer season finds you traveling and opening new doors of opportunity. Are you really gaining anything by holding onto the past so tightly, Scorpio? Set your sights on new dreams, and leave all those people and situations that are holding you back in your rearview mirror.

6. Sagittarius - 22 Nov to 21 Dec


The question Cancer season asks you now, Sag, is whether you'll run away from your past, cling on to it, or do the emotional work necessary to process it and let it go. Appreciate the memories you are making and try not to get too wrapped up in the little things that annoy you. This is a time for experimentation.

7. Capricorn - 22 Dec to 19 Jan


You love your deadlines and goals, but remember that taking care of your emotional health will ultimately help you be more efficient! Trust your intuition, take it slow, and use the energy for play and creativity rather than detailed planning.

8. Aquarius - 20 Jan to 19 Feb


Cancer season this year is all about being comfortable and doing what you know, so go ahead and stick to that. This is also a great time for you to check in with yourself when it comes to wellness and your habits.

9. Pisces - 20 Feb to 20 Mar


This Cancer season, the heightened emotion that is in the air will bring you natural happiness. Go out, have a wonderful night under the summer stars, and use your experiences for inspiration. It will reinvigorate your soul to be more creative and more adventurous.

10. Aries - 21 Mar to 19 Apr


Cancer season finds you focused squarely on your personal life. It's a wonderful time for an adventure. Go on that hike. Wake up early and drive to the beach. You'll feel an inclination to do it all-- and you can! Remind yourself that you are capable.

It will be hard to stay focused because the vibe just feels so good, but Neptune's retrograde brings intriguing messages to your dreams, so pay close attention to your inner voice at this time.

11. Taurus - 20 Apr to 20 May


Cancer season causes emotions to be even more extreme so you'll probably reach your breaking point this month, Taurus, but you are never alone in the problems that you face. Remember to control your temper long enough to cool off and take some relaxation for yourself.

Take a day off and drive around with the windows down. Take five days off and drive to the beach to hang out and reflect. Whatever it is that you need to feel better, it is time to do it this month.

12. Gemini - 21 May to 20 Jun


Cancer is a sign that's all about security and protection, and you're really feeling those vibes right now. Your confidence is running high, as you are feeling more in control of your life. Get rid of the elements in your life that won't propel you forward.

Just as the moon and ocean cycle, so do we. Cancer is that strong energy that gets you up in your feels; it's sure to be a ride.

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