I Don't Care...Or Well, Maybe Just A Little Bit

I Don't Care...Or Well, Maybe Just A Little Bit

Sometimes it's better to just not care, but that doesn't mean not caring at all.

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I don't care, at least not about the little things. I don't care about the problems that in the large scheme of things won't matter. These little mistakes won't affect my future or even matter in the next few hours. You see, worrying about everything only makes you more stressed, and I think we have enough stress in our lives already.

So yeah, I don't care if I run out to the grocery store looking like a train wreck - hair in a messy bun and XL T-shirt wrinkled to hell. I don't care if I accidentally spill the cup of water off my desk or if I break a nail. If I cared about every little thing that happened to be I'd be drowning. I have bigger fish to fry and more important stuff to worry about than little mishaps that pop up in my day. I didn't always use to be like this though. There was a time where every spill, every mistake, every mess up use to send me over the edge. I spent more time being upset about what happened then figuring out how to fix it. So now when I knocked over my water, I wipe it up. When I break a nail I cut my losses and clip the rest of them.

There are times to care and times not to. Your reaction to something can illustrate to others what is important in your life. When EVERYTHING is important than nothing is worth more than something else. This can lead to explosions of emotions and unsure feelings which only make the whole situation worse. This also means making yourself so much more stressed out than you need to be.

Your hair doesn't always have to be perfect and your clothes don't always have to be ironed. Sometimes it's okay to just not care. Not caring releases a lot of stress and allows you to focus on more pertinent items. Yes, sometimes it's the "little things" that make life meaningful and unique. I'm not talking about the good little things but rather the little errors along the way. I'm in no way saying that you should not care at all. What I'm saying is not everything is a personal attack on you, even though you might see it that way at the moment. Try and take a deep breath before expressing emotions that might not be as an appropriate reaction as you think.

And yes, there are things you need to focus on and should evoke certain emotions when they happen. You should care about how you look for a job interview or when meeting your significant other's family for the first time. So find out what you should care about. If you realize that it's every little detail than maybe you need to step away and look at the big picture.

Save the sadness and stress for life's overwhelming problems. If you find yourself upset over every flop that happens then you might need to sit down and reevaluate the significance you place on each thing. It's okay to be dramatic sometimes and over the top, but you should also work to understand why you act that way. Trust me, I'm one of the most dramatic people you'll meet but most of the time it's just for show. I can't remember the last time, a little bit of spilled milk, actually ruined my day. And if it did, then there was probably an underlying problem.

Just try it. Next time a little accident occurs, don't care. Fix the problem and be on your way. Trust me, it helps to decompress and not be so hard on yourself sometimes. I don't care, well I mean maybe I do a little bit, but only with the situations that truly matter.

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To The Girl Who Isn't Graduating On Time, It Won't Feel Any Less Amazing When You Do

Graduating is something to be proud of no matter how long it takes you.

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To the girl who isn't graduating college "on time,"

I promise, you will get there eventually, and you will walk across that graduation stage with the biggest smile on your face.

You may have a different journey than the people you grew up with, and that is OKAY. You may have some twists and turns along the way, a few too many major changes, a life change, you may have taken most of a semester off to try to figure your life out, and you're doing the best you can.

Your family and your friends don't think less of you or your accomplishments, they are proud of your determination to get your degree.

They are proud of the woman you are becoming. They don't think of you as a failure or as someone any less awesome than you are. You're getting your degree, you're making moves towards your dreams and the life that you have always wanted, so please stop beating yourself up while you see people graduating college on time and getting a job or buying a car.

Your time will come, you just keep doing what you need to do in order to get on that graduation stage.

Your path is set out for you, and you will get there with time but also with patience. The place you're at right now is where you are supposed to be. You are going to thrive and you are going to be the best version of you when you graduate and start looking for a company that you will be proud to work for. Don't look on social media and feel less than, because at least you're still working towards your degree that you are finally passionate about. You will be prepared. You will be ready once the time comes and you cross the stage, move away, and start your journey in whatever field you're going into.

Don't question yourself, and be confident in your abilities.

With love,

A girl who isn't graduating on time

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I'm Not The Person I Was In High School And I'm Not Sorry I Changed

I'm sorry, the old me can't come to the phone right now.

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If those who knew me in high school hung out with me now, they probably wouldn't recognize me. If my friends from college hung out with me around two years ago, they probably wouldn't recognize me. It's safe to say I've changed... a lot. I definitely find the change to be for the better and I couldn't be happier with the person I've become.

In high school, I would sit at home every night anxiously waiting to leave and go out. Now, honestly, going out is the last thing I want to do any night of the week. While everyone in college is at a fraternity party or at the bars, I prefer to sit at home on the couch, watching Netflix with my boyfriend. That's an ideal night for me and it is exactly the opposite of what I wanted to do a couple of years ago. There's nothing wrong with going out and partying, it's just not what I want to do anymore.

I craved attention in high school. I went to the parties and outings so I could be in Snapchats and photos, just so people would know I was there. I hung out with certain groups of people just so I could say I was "friends" with so-and-so who was so very popular. I wanted to be known and I wanted to be cool.

Now, I couldn't care less. I go to the bars or the parties if I really feel like it or if my friends make me feel bad enough for never going anywhere that I finally decide to show up. It's just not my scene anymore and I no longer worry about missing out.

If you could look back at me during my junior year of high school, you probably would've found me searching for the best-ranked party schools and colleges with the best nearby clubs or bars. Now, you can find me eating snacks on the couch on a Friday night watching the parties through other peoples' Snapchats.

Some may say that I'm boring now, and while I agree that my life is a little less adventurous now than it was in high school, I don't regret the lifestyle changes I've made. I feel happier, I feel like a better person, I feel much more complete. I'm not sorry that I've changed since high school and I'm not sorry that I'm not living the typical "college lifestyle." I don't see anything wrong with that life, it's just not what makes me happy and it's not what I want to do anymore.

I've become a different person since high school and I couldn't be happier about it. I have a lot that's contributed to the change, but my boyfriend definitely was the main factor as he showed me that staying in can be a million times better than a night out. My interests and my social cravings have completely transitioned into that of an 80-year-old grandma, but I don't regret it.

Change doesn't have to be a bad thing. In fact, it can bring a lot more happiness and comfort. The transition from high school to college is drastic, but you can also use it as an opportunity to transition from one lifestyle to another. I don't regret the lifestyle flip I made and I couldn't be less apologetic about it.

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