25 Ways You Know You're Constantly On The Hot Mess Express

25 Ways You Know You're Constantly On The Hot Mess Express

You're always running late but you always have your coffee.
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All aboard the Hot Mess Express! For anyone who is never on time, always running late, coffee in one hand and phone in the other, you’ll understand this list. Even when you try to organize your life it somehow still manages to spin out of control. You’ve just learned to go with the flow and have accepted the fact you are never going to be ahead of the game. But hey, that’s life.

  1. Snoozing your alarm until the last possible second is a daily routine.
  2. Your hair is in the same bun from last night because you woke up late.
  3. Let’s be realistic, you’re probably still in the same makeup from last night.
  4. You can’t be bothered with looking all dressed up.
  5. And you dread the days when you actually have to look nice.
  6. You probably haven’t done laundry in close to a month and you’re wearing the pair of sweatpants you’ve had since middle school because that is all that is clean.
  7. You’ve had to brush your teeth in the shower, while peeing, or while getting dressed more than once.
  8. You never realize your clothes have holes or stains until it’s too late.
  9. If you have to be at work at 4 you are running into the door at exactly 4 with a coat, your phone, your phone charger, and a coffee in your hand.
  10. You’ve probably finished getting ready in a car more than once.
  11. If you ever get stranded in a car somewhere you hope it’s your car because you have 20 half drank water bottles on your floor.
  12. None of your school work is ever in the right folder, but hey, at least you try to take notes.
  13. You have the three-minute shower down to a science.
  14. You are a strong believer in the “sniff test” when it comes to your clothing.
  15. You are never on time for anything ever.
  16. You live out of your purse because your whole life is in there. You never know what you might forget when you go somewhere, so you always have a travel size one ready.
  17. What is matching clothing? Does that really exist?
  18. Your blood is 95% coffee.
  19. “Due tomorrow? Do tomorrow” is your life motto.
  20. “Has anyone seen my other shoe?!”
  21. You swear that some of your stuff has grown legs and just walked off, because you lose everything all the time.
  22. You constantly forget to eat so a lot of the time you’re eating in your car on the way somewhere, and the trash on your floor proves it.
  23. “Shit, I didn’t realize my gas light was on.”
  24. The speed limit is just a suggestion since you’re always running late.
  25. You forgot what your bedroom floor looks like because your room is probably a mess, just like your life.

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.
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Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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The Danger Of Future Tripping

Making small goals can help you achieve a better tomorrow.

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The future is mysterious. Because of this elusive, unknown timeline we all face, why shouldn't we spend our time daydreaming of our distant goals and desires? These dreams have a tendency to taunt us in our seemingly boring present life. But it feels so wonderful to visualize ourselves in a better, distant state of absolute satisfaction and fulfillment in all aspects of our future. This visual that we create of a happier, healthier, and stronger self, is what we consider to be our ending goal; our definition of success.

So what is future tripping, and why is it detrimental to our future success and present satisfaction with our lives? According to Healthyplace.com future tripping is a "human condition of peering into the imagined future and anticipating the outcome," but what's wrong with visualizing our "perfect" future career, future lifestyle, and future home, with a wood burning stove and all? Well, before I completely bash visualizing a "better" you, I have to give it credit because it gives you a motivator. The issue is that people, including myself, get so caught up in what we want rather than what we need to do to achieve this version of ourselves and our life.

If we were to only focus on our ending goal, we are creating an existence of madness, and impatience. We need to begin making smaller goals and smaller effort in an effort to become better. A peer of mine said something the other day that struck home. In my own words, he said, "You can only be better than the person you were yesterday." What a simple, achievable goal to work on daily. It sets the bar low, making it easier to feel satisfied as you lie in bed at night and think, "What did I do today that made me a better me than yesterday?" In making these small, easily achievable goals daily, you are working towards this future "self" you wish to become. In other words, you must walk before you can run.

The sooner we begin rewiring our consciousness to confront our current life, self, and mini goals, the more attainable and realistic our far-off goals will become. Each day must be lived, that is a fact. If we are always thinking about tomorrow, or a year from now, or decades from now, we are wasting the precious opportunities of living, exploring, and growing that today offers. If we continue to romanticize and future trip, our levels of current satisfaction will begin to plateau.

I'd like to add and reiterate, that it is good to plan, and that it is good to have an overarching goal to work towards. College presents a perfect environment for structuring your goals (career/life path), and giving you daily errands (homework) that slowly, but surely, take you closer to your desired outcome.

So I hope that in reading this, you will start to catch yourself from future tripping in those moments of current disappointment and make a goal to make tomorrow better.

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