20 Things To Look Forward To After Finals

20 Things To Look Forward To After Finals

Finals week is just around the corner, so here are a few things I think we are all looking forward to after they come to an end.

Ah, the time of all-nighters, intakes of gallons of coffee, and endless complaining: finals.

Finals week is just around the corner here on campus, and everyone seems to be running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Stressing to the max, we all want to do the best we can, and we are fighting that urge to give up. Literally fighting.

So come December 23rd here at the U of M, campus will be dead and we will all finally (!!!) be at home enjoying our precious time with our loved ones.

Though this is my first time playing the game when it comes to college finals, I can tell you there are a great number of things that we can all look forward to after the grueling week of hell is over.

1. Home cooked meals

Two words: thank. god.

2. Sleeping in your own bed that is actually comfy

I mean, the tiny dorm beds will do...but truly, I can't wait to go home to my full-size bed and have room to actually stretch out and sleep.

3. Christmas cookies

Don't tell me you can't wait to get home and eat those delicious cookies

4. Christmas morning

Let's face it, we are really only morning people when it comes to this one day. We are all little kids at heart, so you all should be excited for this one.

5. Hanging out with friends from high school

6. Having nothing to do

Absolutely nothing.

7. New Year's Eve with your besties

Although our dreams of spending NYE in NYC didn't come true this year, the next best thing is NYE with your besties. Nothing's better than hanging out with your friends on NYE...especially this year when it's on a Saturday night!

8. Sleeping in

I mean, I do this enough already but...

9. Binge watching Netflix...all day, every day

When people say they actually have time to watch Netflix 24/7 in college, they either don't do their work, or they're lying...so I'm pretty excited to get to spend my days doing this.

10. A normal meal schedule

11. Mom doing my laundry

Nothing worse than dragging your sack of laundry three floors down into the dungeons of the basement of your dorm. Now that I'll be home for a month, my mom can finally just finish up my laundry.

12. Winter activities with your friends

13. Seeing your pets

14. Not having to worry if you're missing a deadline

15. Spending quality time with your family

16. A normal sleep schedule

Let's be real, we're all looking like this right about now, and the end of the semester is much needed.

17. Laying in bed all day

That pretty much sums it up.

18. Being able to drive to your friend's houses instead of having to walk across campus to get to them

19. Good WiFi connection

20. And last, but certainly not least, partying with your friends

Sorry, Mom.

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"What would I do without you guys???"

1. "Can I wear your shirt out tonight?"

2. "Does my hair look greasy?"

3. "We should probably clean tomorrow..."

4. "What should I caption this??"

5. "Is it bad if I text ____ first??"

6. "Should we order pizza?"

7. *Roommate tells an entire story* "Wait, what?"

8. "How is it already 3 AM?"

9. "I need a drink."

10. "McDonalds? McDonalds."


12. "Okay like, for real, I need to study."

13. "Why is there so much hair on our floor?"

14. "I think I'm broke."

15. "What do I respond to this?"

16. "Let's have a movie night."

17. "Why are we so weird?"

18. "Do you think people will notice if I wear this 2 days in a row?"

19. "That guy is so stupid."

20. "Do I look fat in this?"

21. "Can I borrow your phone charger?

22. "Wanna go to the lib tonight?"

23. "OK, we really need to go to the gym soon."

24. "I kinda want some taco bell."

25. "Let's go out tonight."

26. "I wonder what other people on this floor think of us."

27. "Let's go to the mall."

28. "Can I use your straightener?"

29. "I need coffee."

30. "I'm bored, come back to the room."

31. "Should we go home this weekend?"

32. "We should probably do laundry soon."

33. "Can you see through these pants?"

34. "Sometimes I feel like our room is a frat house..."

35. "Guys I swear I don't like him anymore."

36."Can I borrow a pencil?"

37. "I need to get my life together...."

38. "So who's buying the Uber tonight?"

39. "Let's walk to class together."

40. "Are we really pulling an all-nighter tonight?"

41. "Who's taking out the trash?"

42. "What happened last night?"

43. "Can you help me do my hair?"

44. "What should I wear tonight?"

45. "You're not allowed to talk to him tonight."

46. "OMG, my phone is at 1 percent."

47. "Should we skip class?"

48. "What should we be for Halloween?"

49. "I love our room."

50. "What would I do without you guys???"

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4 Things My Brother Taught me Before he turned 4

4 of many lessons my beloved sibling has brought to my attention in the last four years


On July 19, my sweet baby brother is turning four years old. And while to many that doesn't sound like a milestone or a big deal, it is. My sibling and I had a love-hate relationship from the start, as anyone would expect from an only child for 15 glorious years. That love-hate relationship quickly turned into all love, laughter and life lessons.

1. Have Fun

Quite obviously shown above in the photo, my baby brother and I have fun with each other all the time. He may just be my best friend, with his comforting words when he knows I'm sad- or just stubbed my toe- or his tickles that make me giggle like no other. I can always count on my best friend to make me laugh and have fun with me.

2. Manners Manners Manners

Having a younger sibling that follows you around and acts like a mocking bird, helps you to quickly reevaluate your actions and sayings. Having my brother, Brody, around helped me to freshen up on my mannerisms. I would frankly be embarrassed if we were to go out and he didn't say thank you or please when necessary. My father, however, took manners to the next level, the boyfriend material level... all before the age of four. When I venture out of our home with Brody or our dad and Brody, Brody always holds the door for me and anyone else coming up. There is something to be said for a child with manners.

3. Patience

Young children are always a test to your patience, no matter who they may be. Little brothers especially have a way to make sure they get on their sisters nerves. And although he may( definitely does) get on my nerves, he has taught me to take a moment and think about my own feelings and how easily or quickly I am getting annoyed and reevaluating my emotions to better myself and Brody. I have learned patience beyond my wildest dreams and hope to put them to use one day with my own curtain climbers.

4. Most Importantly... Love

Have you ever seen a child go crazy just at the fact they get to sleep in your bed. Or, when their eyes light up at the word "ice-cream" You better understand and appreciate love when you have someone there to experience everything for the first time and fall in love with every new experience all over again. Children have a great capacity to love and care for one another and my baby brother has taught me that sometimes we get what we don't think we needed and gain a lot from the experience.

To the brother I know and love, I hope your lessons to me can be a reminder or lesson to someone else. Happy fourth "Bird day!" Your sister loves you like no one else!

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