6 Reasons You Should Not Text Your Ex On New Year's

6 Reasons You Should Not Text Your Ex On New Year's

"Cancel out my ex I put a line through that b****." - Drake

Whatever you're thinking of sending don't. In case you need some extra encouragement, here are just some reasons you should do the complete opposite of texting your ex on New Year's.

1. You're probably drunk.

You pre-gamed the pre-game, downed an obscene amount of tequila shots, had one too many glasses of champagne, and now it's six minutes until midnight and you’re wondering if you should just text them: you shouldn’t.

2. They are also, probably drunk.

If you’re drunk enough that you’re actually contemplating sending that text, then chances are they are also on the same tip, if not past it. Two wrongs don’t make a right and two drunk ex-lovers definitely don’t either, so back away from the phone.

3. New year, new you.

A new year doesn’t necessarily have to mean a whole new you, but it should mean new experiences, new goals, and possibly (certainly) new lovers. That’s not to say that everyone’s primary focus in the new year should be finding romance, but it definitely shouldn’t mean hashing up old ones. A sense of pride, self-respect, and a little bit of optimism is all anyone really needs to start off the year on a clean slate, so don’t blow it all on someone who isn’t worth thinking about.

4. Unfulfilling reply.

When sending one of those risky texts you know you probably shouldn’t be sending anyway, there’s only one of three ways that it could turn out. They might send an uncomfortably nice reply that oversteps whatever boundaries you guys might have established since things ended, but boundaries seem to be out the window at this point.

Option two, they reply with an extremely dry and passive aggressive “Thanks, you too,” which just proves that fact that they should be left in the past where they belong. Or three, they hit you with the classic “Read: 12:03 a.m.”, which might be the worst one of them all. Don’t waste your time trying to find some sense of "closure" and go kiss someone new at midnight.

5. Regret hangover.

You’ll wake up at 1 p.m. in your outfit from the night before, a migraine that feels like you have cement in your brain, and 47 messages in your group chat from all your friends wishing one another a Happy New Year. You’ll start to scroll through all the gibberish you typed up and sent to people who replied with equally unreadable gibberish and laugh to yourself. That’s until you stumble upon a conversation with your ex, realize you screwed up massively, and have no recollection of any of it either. Your horrendous hangover from alcohol is now coupled with an immense regret hangover, where you wish you had handed your phone to a responsible friend rather than initiate a completely unnecessary conversation.

6. They. Are. Not. Worth. It.

You may have broken up months ago or perhaps even two days ago, but the bottom line is that right now, you are not together. The ball is about to drop, a new year is about to begin, and unfortunately (or fortunately) they didn’t make the cut this year and that’s OK. Don’t use New Year's as an excuse to start a new cycle of an on-again/off-again relationship and backtrack on any progress you’ve made towards moving on. Sending a text will only prove that you still think about them, and unintentionally boost their ego. They’re your ex for a reason, and it’s probably because they pretty much suck. Text your mom, text your best friend, honestly even text that one person you’ve always had a crush on but never told them, but please… just don’t text your ex.

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Sorry Not Sorry, My Parents Paid For My Coachella Trip

No haters are going to bring me down.

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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"A Cheesy Spring Poem For Those Who Enjoy Spring"

A Spring Poem

In December Christmas came and Santa came on his sleigh

He left presents under the tree and left on his way

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They got to play in the snow in the cold with the wind

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A present for all eight days which included money and toys

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It was a beautiful night for the ball to be seen

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With kids missing more school, they were having a ball

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With proposals and flowers you could see everywhere

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Celebrating with loved ones while wishing for the sun

April would soon come around, but March had some unpredicted weather

Everyone wanted summer to come and make things better

Finally some flowers would bloom but it would rain

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The bunny did not hide them too hard so the kids could find some

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Jewish individuals came together to feel blessed and have a feast

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Don't pass a black cat and watch for the cracks on the street

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Hopefully the snowy and rainy weather will soon pass us by

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Where you can get away with hoodies and comfortable sweaters

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So you might as well embrace it and wear your best Spring smile

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