An Open Letter To My Summer Romance

An Open Letter To My Summer Romance

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To my summer boyfriend,

We started out as friends. You were always there for me when I needed to get out of my house or when I was too stressed to think. We'd meet in a nearby park and throw a Frisbee around until the sun had long disappeared behind the hills. But, then we went hiking and everything changed. We came to a clearing on the mountain where we could look out over a beautiful view when you turned, wrapped your arm around my back and kissed me.

From that point on we were inseparable. I wanted you to experience the world with me and all it had to offer. Everything was an adventure. You took me on a picnic by a lake on a beautiful windy day. We went out for dinner in the city and stumbled upon a concert in the park. One night you swung me over your shoulder and threw me into your pool. My favorite memory by far is watching the meteor shower with you from the back of your dad's truck. Each day was wonderfully spontaneous and overall magical.

But our summer together came to a very hasty close. We tried to stay together during school, but that only lasted a week. You drove up to my school the Sunday before labor day to break up with me. I just can't help but wonder what was going on in your head that day.

What's going on in your head now? Do you miss me? Do you just miss the classic rock we sang together with all the windows rolled down? Do you miss the relationship we had or just the way I looked at you? Either way, you gave me an incredible time that I could never repeat. You taught me to cherish the memories as much as the warmth of the season and the later sunsets.

I know you loved me, even though you never said you did. I could see it in your eyes when you looked at me or in your smile whenever I looked at you.

Of course, I hope you're doing well and you're happy with your life. I would give anything to repeat one of those wild summer days, but I know it's best to leave the past as a simple golden shimmer of a memory.

Sincerely,

Your summer girlfriend

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15 Actual Thoughts You Have While Wandering Around TJ Maxx

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I recently went to TJ Maxx with a friend with the sole purpose of not buying anything. We literally looked at everything, though, and later, I walked out with half a dozen items I was not planning on buying. I'm just glad it was only six from the number of things I saw and liked.

Here were my thoughts as I wandered around TJ Maxx for an hour.

1. "A Michael Kors purse? I wonder how cheap it is..."

2. "Of course I have to check out the clearance section... except that's basically the entire store."

3. "I'm not sure what I would write in a notebook, but these are hella cute."

4. "This may look horrible on me but I'm going to try it on anyway."

5. "Maybe I should just look at some nice clothes for work. You can never have too many business casual clothes..."

6. "These Adidas shoes are so cheap yet still expensive."

7. "$5 makeup... How bad could it be?"

8. "American Eagle shorts for only $15?!"

9. "I can't carry all this stuff."

10. "Do I have a giftcard?"

11. "I want to decorate my house with everything in here."

12. "Oh, look, something I didn't need but buying anyway."

13. "Could I pull this off? It's cheap and looks good on the mannequin..."

14. "Yeah, I could use another phone case."

15. "Yes, I found what I wanted. No, I did not need any of this."

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5 Reasons Why Online Shopping Is A Love/Hate Relationship

We all know that receiving packages in the mail is like Christmas, but is it worth it?

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I love shopping, but you've got to admit there are some great things about doing it online and some not so great.

1. Shipping, shipping, shipping

Online shopping can be so convenient, especially if that cute shirt you saw in an ad is only available online. But if you only want to order one item, you have to pay, like, $5 (and sometimes more) for shipping! Ridiculous! Also, I don't know about you but sometimes it takes flipping forever to ship and I'm not about that.

2. That feeling when you see the delivery guy walking up your driveway

If you are an avid online shopper you know that nothing compares to when you're home and see the UPS or FedEx truck stop in front of your house and the guy get out with your package.

3. Late night shopping, AKA when you forget what you ordered

When you go to check your email the next morning and see an order confirmation from your 3 A.M. order, yeah you probably should check and see what you ordered, but like what's the fun in that?

4. Online-only items and the selection

Sometimes stores have items that are only available online or exclusive to web shopping, these are nice especially when they are super cute. Also, you tend to have a wider variety of items online than in store because you are ordering probably from the warehouse.

5. Sales

The best thing ever is when there are online-only sales, especially when it includes free shipping. Plus, sometimes the free shipping during sales is faster such as 2-day shipping, which is the best thing ever.

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