Bummer Summer

Bummer Summer

Why I'm not ready for the summer.

Normally, the summer is everyone's favorite time of year. It's a time of relaxing and enjoying some great weather. This year, I'm not ready for the summer, and have a few good reasons why.

1. I'm still waiting on my "summer bod"

That's right. I'm not in any kind of shape to be partaking in normal summer activities. With it being my freshman year of college, my summer break starts an entire month earlier than what I'm used to. I kept thinking, "Oh, I'll go to the gym later" or "I have plenty of time to get in shape," but now that I have two weeks left in school, I realize that it's just not going to happen. Of course I'm all for loving the skin you're in, but I don't think I'm alone when I say that I'd be a little more comfortable in my skin if I didn't feel like I was a whale at the beach in comparison to everyone else. By the time I actually do get fit, summer will be over. Oh well, I guess.

2. What even is free time?

College has been crazy busy, and that is what I'm used to. So what the heck am I suppose to do with all of this free time? I can't even remember what free time is. I know that summer is about relaxing and going with the flow, but I actually kind of like having my days somewhat planned out. I just feel like I'm going to be bored a lot of the time while I'm gone for the summer. I suppose in my free time I'll be looking for something to keep me busy.

3. Raleigh is my life

It seems like I've just settled in at school. I'm finally getting the hang of things. I've found my best friends, school is going well, and I know what hobbies I like. So why do I feel like these things are being taken away from me? I know that summer is only a few short months, and I'll be back here before I know it, but I love my life in Raleigh and the thought of returning home breaks my heart a little. Don't get me wrong, I love my hometown, but...

4. Things back home will be different

By this point, most of my friends have gone off and experienced their first year of college. Some, like me, may have had realizations that they need to grow up and have decided to take their relationship with Jesus seriously. Others may have gotten into the party scene. Others may be really focused on graduation. Either way, all of us have changed in some manner. Of course, I've grown up with these people, so no matter what we're going to remain best friends, but I just don't typically like change, so I guess we'll see how it goes.

All in all, I am ready for a break from school, but I just feel really unprepared for the summer that's before me. I really hope things will be better than I anticipate.

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25 Things About Me

On My 25th Birthday

Since my birthday is on Sunday, I decided to write an article all about me!

1. I love to cook for my husband. Actually, I like to cook period. I even have my on cooking blog titled "If You Want To Eat You Have To Cook". My favorite thing to make is anything with noodles because I love Asian food.

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2. I have a degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations.

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3. My favorite food to eat while I am out and about is sushi.


4. Cats are my favorite animal.


5. My favorite thing to drink is a margarita.


6. My favorite season is summer.

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7. I love making treats for my husband, such as cakes and love notes.

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8. My favorite artist is Lady Gaga.


9. My favorite movie genre is a crime drama, such as Lifetime Movies.

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10. I love wrapping presents for other people.


11. My favorite outfit is a long summer dress.


12. My favorite color is pink.


13. My most prized possession are my engagement and wedding rings.


14. I love taking black and white pictures.


15. My favorite dessert is coconut or red velvet cake.

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16. I love my parents and husband.


17. One of my guilty pleasures is binge watching the Bachelor and Bachelorette.


18. My favorite show on TV right now is Nashville.


19. I love to watch Disney movies.

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20. I love cooking with my husband.

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21. My favorite meal is steaks and gnocchi.


22. I love bingewatching TV shows on Netflix.

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23. I love taking road trips on the weekend with my husband.


24. I love getting things done early, and hate procrastination.


25. I love myself and I love being me.

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6 Signs You're Experiencing The Infamous Sophomore Slump

Stress goes up, excitement goes down.

As the end of my sophomore year in college is now in sight, I've begun to take a look back on this year and how utterly strange it has been. I've recently found a term that perfectly describes everything I've felt from this year in just two words: Sophomore Slump. This term has been coined to describe a,

"Period of developmental confusion where students may face difficulties in academic, social, and personal development. In addition, after the novelties of college social life have worn off, nothing seems quite as special."

I've definitely experienced this feeling this year, and although I find myself still enjoying college, the stresses have seemed to increase while the excitement has simultaneously worn off. If you're suffering through the Sophomore Slump as well, you might be able to relate to these tell-tale signs.

1. You went from going out every weekend to adopting a sleep schedule similar to your grandparents.

Freshman year, every weekend was full of constant opportunities for parties. You waited your whole life for the true college experience, and last year you went a little too hard. Now, you're making up for it by spending your weekends reading, sleeping and most importantly, binging the latest Netflix original special.

2. Frat parties are yesterday’s news.

I still remember the excitement leading up to frat parties during my freshman year, especially for tailgates. Now, if I ever even do go out, I prefer a house party with people I actually enjoy being around.

3. You begin questioning whether your major is right for you…and is it too late now?

Is my major the right one for me? I'm already too far in! I can't back out now! Sophomore year is basically a giant ball of stress and quarter-life crises.

4. You enjoy feeling more like an adult, but you miss the innocence of being a freshman.

As a freshman, you were still naive to adult life, and while that had its own problems, sometimes you miss being the new kid on campus with a whole world of opportunities ahead of you.

5. Somehow, if it’s even possible, your procrastination has gotten even worse.

If you thought last year was bad...

6. And you still find yourself in a constant state of denial.

It's fine, I'm fine, everything's fine.

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