24 Reasons My Mom Is The Best

24 Reasons My Mom Is The Best

19. She's the cool mom.
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Thinking about where I am now and who I've become the past 18 years of my life, I reference back to my mom and all that she's done for me. Sure, we have our arguments sometimes, but nothing will ever tear away the bond that we have with each other. Over the past 18 years, she has been the most influential person, shaping me into the woman I am today. For the past 18 years, I've been lucky enough to have a woman to look up to and to have a best friend who's always there. So thanks, Mom. I just wanted to give you all the reasons why you're the best.

1. She's always someone to talk to...even when I'm at my worst and annoying the hell out of her

Thanks for always listening to me...even when I talk 70mph.

2. She makes the best food

Truly. The best.

3. She taught me how to do laundry (thankfully) and still does it for me sometimes

Thanks for doing my laundry up until I was like 14. Thanks for doing it when I bring home a bunch from college, too.

4. She is always straight up with me

You tell me when I need to fix my hair or when my outfit isn't good. Or when I need to set my priorities straight or try to get a better grade next time.

5. She is the hardest working person I know

You've always balanced your job, me and my sister, our two pets, keeping the house orderly, and any other thing going on in your life in a correct and fashionable manner. I couldn't appreciate it more.

6. She is the most caring woman I know

Moms always should be and they always will be.

7. She is always thinking of other people

You're the only person I've met in my entire life that cares for other people as much as you do. You always put others first and your thoughtfulness and kindness toward others will always be something I admire.

8. She takes care of me when I'm sick

Even when I'm 15 minutes away at school, you always tell me what I can do to feel better and you always take care of me when I'm sick at home.

9. She takes me on spontaneous vacations

Whether it's the two week West Coast trip to tour colleges and see Taylor Swift or the week long Texas vacation to see Taylor Swift, she's always ready to go and ready for something new.

10. She raised me to become who I am today

Two words: Thank you.

11. She gave me boundaries and rules from a young age

Although I hated them in high school and they can still get on my nerves now, I know you're looking out for me and I'm thankful for that.

12. She loves my friends as much as I do

Her third, fourth, fifth, etc. kids.

13. She hates that I say this, but she's my true best friend

You're the only person who will always hang out with me when my friends can't, so thanks.

14. She is actually really funny

I hate to admit it, but it's true.

15. She understands my love for food

Thanks for understanding when I order a bunch of food when we go out to eat or get seconds and thirds when you make dinner. Only you get it.

16. ...and clothes

I try not to, but I just love them so much. Thank God you're not the mom that would make me return them if you were mad I bought them.

17. She is the best bargain shopper I know

I mean...who else could buy $100 boots for $3?

18. She is supportive of (mostly) everything I do

Thanks for letting me decide what college I wanted to go to, and thanks for letting me come home whenever. Thanks for letting me see Taylor Swift eight times in concert and for taking me to both Texas and Arizona to see her. Thanks for letting me go to the midnight premier of all of the "Twilight" and "Hunger Games" movies when I was younger. Thanks for letting me make my own decisions and thanks for supporting me through it all!

19. She's the cool mom

Again, hate to admit it...but it's true. You are a pretty cool mom.

20. She makes me happy/smile

Whether it's calling or texting to see how my day was, or making sure I get back to my dorm safe. Or giving me money to go get food, or taking me out to eat. Even just hanging out with me. It makes me really happy.

21. She's always looking out for me

Whether it's calling me and talking to me on my entire walk back to my dorm, or making sure I ate dinner or making sure I got to my friends safely, you've always been the one to care the most.

22. She is proud of me

Thanks for being proud of everything I've accomplished thus far. I only hope I continue to grow and make you more proud.

23. She makes me proud

I know it's hard to raise two kids by yourself and even harder to let them go off to college. I know life gets hard sometimes, but you never let it stop you from living life to it's fullest.

24. And last but not least, she loves me. No matter what

Thanks for dealing with me at my worst and loving me unconditionally no matter what. Thanks for always being there for me and always having my back.

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Sorry Not Sorry, My Parents Paid For My Coachella Trip

No haters are going to bring me down.
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With Coachella officially over, lives can go back to normal and we can all relive Beyonce’s performance online for years to come. Or, if you were like me and actually there, you can replay the experience in your mind for the rest of your life, holding dear to the memories of an epic weekend and a cultural experience like no other on the planet.

And I want to be clear about the Beyonce show: it really was that good.

But with any big event beloved by many, there will always be the haters on the other side. The #nochella’s, the haters of all things ‘Chella fashion. And let me just say this, the flower headbands aren’t cultural appropriation, they’re simply items of clothing used to express the stylistic tendency of a fashion-forward event.

Because yes, the music, and sure, the art, but so much of what Coachella is, really, is about the fashion and what you and your friends are wearing. It's supposed to be fun, not political! Anyway, back to the main point of this.

One of the biggest things people love to hate on about Coachella is the fact that many of the attendees have their tickets bought for them by their parents.

Sorry? It’s not my fault that my parents have enough money to buy their daughter and her friends the gift of going to one of the most amazing melting pots of all things weird and beautiful. It’s not my fault about your life, and it’s none of your business about mine.

All my life, I’ve dealt with people commenting on me, mostly liking, but there are always a few that seem upset about the way I live my life.

One time, I was riding my dolphin out in Turks and Cacaos, (“riding” is the act of holding onto their fin as they swim and you sort of glide next to them. It’s a beautiful, transformative experience between human and animal and I really think, when I looked in my dolphin’s eye, that we made a connection that will last forever) and someone I knew threw shade my way for getting to do it.

Don’t make me be the bad guy.

I felt shame for years after my 16th birthday, where my parents got me an Escalade. People at school made fun of me (especially after I drove into a ditch...oops!) and said I didn’t deserve the things I got in life.

I can think of a lot of people who probably don't deserve the things in life that they get, but you don't hear me hating on them (that's why we vote, people). Well, I’m sick of being made to feel guilty about the luxuries I’m given, because they’ve made me who I am, and I love me.

I’m a good person.

I’m not going to let the Coachella haters bring me down anymore. Did my parents buy my ticket and VIP housing? Yes. Am I sorry about that? Absolutely not.

Sorry, not sorry!

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