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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1. They will do anything for you, literally.

My stepdad has done any and every thing for me. From when I was little until now. He was and still is my go-to. If I was hungry, he would get me food. If something was broken, he would fix it. If I wanted something, he would normally always find a way to get it. He didn't spoil me (just sometimes), but he would make sure that I was always taken care of.

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2. Life lessons.

Yup, the tough one. My stepdad has taught me things that I would have never figured out on my own. He has stood beside me through every mistake. He has been there to pick me up when I am down. My stepdad is like the book of knowledge: crazy hormonal teenage edition. Boy problems? He would probably make me feel better. He just always seemed to know what to say. I think that the most important lesson that I have learned from my stepdad is: to never give up. My stepdad has been through three cycles of leukemia. He is now in remission, yay!! But, I never heard him complain. I never heard him worry and I never saw him feeling sorry for himself. Through you, I found strength.

3. He loved me as his own.

The big one, the one that may seem impossible to some step parents. My stepdad is not actually my stepdad, but rather my dad. I will never have enough words to explain how grateful I am for this man, which is why I am attempting to write this right now. It takes a special kind of human to love another as if they are their own. There had never been times where I didn't think that my dad wouldn't be there for me. It was like I always knew he would be. He introduces me as his daughter, and he is my dad. I wouldn't have it any other way. You were able to show me what family is.

So, dad... thanks. Thanks for being you. Thanks for being awesome. Thanks for being strong. Thanks for loving me. Thanks for loving my mom. Thanks for giving me a wonderful little sister. Thanks for being someone that I can count on. Thanks for being my dad.

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The local Broad Ripple shop that is worth the rave


The warmth of the sun's rays explodes across my smiling face as I step outdoors on a beautiful May day. Sure, it's finals season and a multitude of exams and papers are looming over my head. But as I lay out a blanket on the finally-green grass, I cannot help but smile. I am surrounded by a group of friends that I feel comfortable being myself with for the first time since college started. Music from Quinn XCII is blaring from where he is performing only a few yards away. And right across the street, handing out free popsicles is a Nicey popsicle truck.

The first time I went to Nicey was during Welcome Week of my freshman year. A current senior who had attended my high school (a rarity at seven hours away), took me to Broad Ripple to show me around town. On my first drive into Broad Ripple, he explained that we had to go to this local popsicle shop. Apparently, these handmade treats were "to die for." Somewhat skeptical that a mere popsicle was worth loss of life, I agreed to check the shop out.

When I walked in, I was overwhelmed by the number of unique flavors to choose from. I decided upon Pina Colada because the day was hot, and it sounded wonderfully refreshing. As I unwrapped my first Nicey popsicle, I had no idea that there was truth to my friend's previous statement.

These popsicles really are to die for.

Fast-forward to May, and I had not forgotten my first Nicey experience. When I saw the truck handing out popsicles during my school's annual "Exam Jam," I immediately ran over. The day was already perfect. The sun was shining, live music was playing, and I was with friends that made me feel genuinely happy for the first time in months. To top everything off, I was eating the most delicious strawberry lemonade popsicle I had ever tasted. The moment was picture-perfect (so I took one).

Ever since this day, I have associated Nicey popsicles with nothing less than one of the happiest days I have ever experienced. There was something about the sweet treat that added to the perfection of the day. I was happy because I had finally found my home at a place that had felt foreign to me for so long. I was happy because the weather was warming up again and campus felt buzzing with excitement for the fast-approaching days of summer. I was happy because I was tasting the sweetness of a handmade popsicle on my tongue.

Now, when I drive to Nicey with the windows down and music blaring and friends in the seats next to me, I am brought back to the happiness of this magical day. And, even just for a moment, everything feels perfect.


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