19 Things You've Probably Experienced This Summer

19 Things You've Probably Experienced This Summer

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Summer. That glorious time of freedom for college students. Oh, wait. We're supposed to pretend to be adults now. Never mind. Anyway, whether you are accepting your new found adulthood or still trying to hold on to your freedom, here are some things you're probably going through this summer:

1. When that last terrifying spring final is over

Sweet, glorious FREEDOM.

2. The moment you realize you now have to move all your stuff home

Um, where did all this crap come from? Have my clothes been spawning?

3. Saying goodbye to your best friend who lives five states away

Goodbye social life, hello Netflix.

4. When you finally make it home

Has the house always smelled this good? It must be the blissful release of no responsibilities.

5. When your life becomes consumed by your latest Netflix addiction

Until you finish it, and your heart is dragged across the floor. With a knife in it.

6. And when you realize that addiction might require rehab

Hello, my name is Ted, and I watched six seasons of "FRIENDS" without moving.

7. When your mom makes your favorite childhood meal

This is what real nourishment tastes like, not that dining hall imitation of food.

8. When you hangout with your best friends from high school

Once besties, always besties. And besties are always honest.

9. When you realize you have no money and need a job

Hey, where'd all my Benjamins go? Oh, wait. That was Monopoly.

10. And finding a job is a lot harder than you thought it would be

Since when did a college student have time to get five years of experience? You do realize this is a grocery store clerk job, right?

11. And when you realize you have no social life because of that job

Work, sleep, eat, work, eat, work, work. Wait. That's not how that is supposed to go.

12. When you finally get to go on a real vacation

Goodbye boredom, hello adventure. And tan lines.

13. Or when social media reminds you everyone besides you is having fun

That's okay. If I stare at my wall long enough and squint one eye, it looks like it's moving. That's all the excitement I need in life.

14. Lazy days at the pool

Ahh, the sweet aroma of chlorine.

15. Or when you realize the sun hates you

Oh yeah, this is why I don't go outside. Ever.

16. When you get a brain freeze from all the Popsicles

And if you think you're too old for Popsicles, then you're dead. No one is too old for Popsicles.

17. When you realize the summer is almost over

Excuse me while I go breathe into a paper bag.

18. Packing up your life to move back to school

I need a bigger suitcase. And a bigger car. And a bigger room. Why do I have so much stuff?

19. Getting back to school and realizing that you now have responsibilities again

Well, goodbye free time. It's been nice knowing you.

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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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Summer And Jobs

Working summers doesn't have to be tedious.


Like many other college students, I was ready for summer but was kinda bummed that I had to work. Its not that I didn't like where I was working, I actually was really lucky to be working in a hospital environment but I just hated being alone all summer from 9-5. I've had this job for a few years now and a few other paid interns came and went but I never really connected with any of them. This year is different though.

I got really lucky to have another intern work with me that was very similar to me. The tasks we got were always simple but they were made to be more fun because I got to do them while talking with someone else. Now I actually enjoy and look forward to going to work.

The key to finding a good job is finding one that you enjoy doing and one that will help you gain knowledge that will help you out with future career plans. Working with friends also make tasks enjoyable! I would be careful with working with your friend however because if your job needs you to be serious and focused, being around your best friends may distract you from that.

Another thing that definitely makes summer jobs more enjoyable are taking breaks! It is your summer vacation after all! I'm not saying don't take a day off just to sit around, but if you make plans with family and friends, take a Friday off and enjoy the warm weather and good company! Employers understand that us college students and on break and have lives, they are usually very lenient with days off!

If you have to do a summer job to make money to live off of or pay for college, the best thing to do is look at the big picture. If you don't enjoy your job but can't afford to quit, remember that the money if going to help you out a lot. Also, this job is probably only for the summer right? So it's not permanent my friend! Get through these annoying few weeks and you will be back at college, taking steps for a bigger and brighter future.

Summer jobs are tough, I know, but make the most of it! And don't forget to enjoy it whenever you can!!!


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