8 Thoughts UMass Dartmouth Students Have Over The Weekend

8 Thoughts UMass Dartmouth Students Have Over The Weekend

We all deserve these few days.

It's finally Friday! Time to put the books aside, close your assignments out, and take some well deserved time to yourself. Whether you binge watch your favorite Netflix shows, catch up on some homework, or stop by a few parties, make the most of your weekend!

For all my fellow UMass Dartmouth people, a few thoughts have crossed our mines at least once...

1. How late does it need to be where taking a nap turns into just going to bed?

The best feeling of going to bed is not having to set an alarm to get up the next day. But, two o'clock or six o'clock, we need to get a definitive time of when it's time to just call it a night.

2. Do I really want to walk all the way to Res for brunch?

The food isn't even that great. I mean, it's a little better than on the weekdays. Why are there no other places to get breakfast around here? I'm starving! Maybe if I just go back to sleep I'll get over it...

3. Who are all of these people outside of my window?

Why do you keep knocking? Do you expect us to have a full on conversation through the glass? No, I won't let you in!

4.Wow, look at all these parking spaces!

Looks like everyone has better places to be than to stay on campus. Oh well, better for me! Now I can move my car and leave it there so I never lose my spot!

5. Isn't that the third time an ambulance has come through here tonight?

You never really get used to the flashing lights. I know you're all having fun out there, but please, be careful.

6. Will DPS ticket me if I park here?

I'm just really not trying to walk all the way across campus. Please have mercy on my poor, lazy soul.

7. How much longer are my neighbors going to be up?

It's four am, if there was ever a time to turn down, please let it be now.

8. Ugh, I can't believe it's already Sunday. Wait.... oh god...

The assignments! The horror! All of the things I put off! I'll never do this again!

You say you won't repeat things over the weekends, but you know you'll be right at the same place next week.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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Here's What Happens When All Of Your Friends Have Babies

All of my friends back home are married with children. No, really, they are.


Over the past few months, three of my friends have shared their pregnancy news with me, and I couldn't be more thrilled. Baby news always stirs up a range of emotions for me. I'm excited and crying happy tears (no joke, I started to cry when my best friend told me and showed me her ultrasound).

Being "Auntie Meg" brings me such great joy. You see, I absolutely adore children, especially my friend's kiddos. They can easily brighten up my day with their giggles, love you, and their goodbye kisses & waves. I absolutely love getting to be "Auntie Meg"; it could potentially be my favorite role to fill.

I don't think I've ever loved human beings more than I love these babies. These are kiddos I would do almost anything for; they truly have my whole heart and I couldn't be more thankful for each and every one of them. I've loved getting to watch my friends grow into incredible parents.

I love getting to be one of the biggest cheerleaders for my friends and their kids. Listen, I can't wait for the day when they are older and are asking to come over more and spend time doing fun things with auntie Meg. I can't wait to watch them grow and I can't wait to be able to come alongside them and be a shoulder to cry on and one of the loudest voices cheering them on (Next to mom and dad, of course).

While there is just so much good about your friends growing up and having children of their own, if you are not careful, it can also fuel a person's self-doubt.

It can bring up questions like, "am I good enough?", "what is wrong with me?", "why am I not where they are at?" I would be lying if I said that I have never thought or felt these things, but here's the thing: you are good enough, there is absolutely nothing wrong with you, and their path is not your path; you will get there when you get there.

Those things are so important to remember in times when you begin to doubt yourself or your worth.

Believe me, you are good enough, there is nothing wrong with you, and that is not the path you need to be on at the moment. This is a great time for you to focus on you and the things you want out of life. What are your goals? What is on your bucket list? Just because you don't have the things your friends have, doesn't make your life any less fulfilled than theirs is. Your life is just as wonderful and fulfilling as theirs is, just in different ways.

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