A college girl's obsession with candles
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A college girl's obsession with candles

I didn't realize it was an obsession until I got my own.

A college girl's obsession with candles

"If it glows, it goes."

This phrase was engraved in my head my freshman year of college while I lived in the dorms and it was a saying I continued to stress onto other prospective students when I would give them campus tours.

If you didn't catch on by now, we were talking about candles. No candles were allowed in the dorms and as a freshman, I couldn't even begin to comprehend why people would need to have candles in their dorm.

Sure, they smelled nice, but I always had a fear that I would accidentally fall asleep with one on and that I would burn my house down.

Obviously, I didn't know anything until I got my own place.

When I went shopping for things for my new apartment, I decided to stop by at Bath & Body Works (not a #ad) because I had some coupons.

I usually walk away with a handful of body sprays and hand sanitizers, but there was something about the lady working at the front that drew me into the candle section.

Long story short, I walked out with my first three-wick candle for myself and I was beyond excited to use it.

I had always heard from my other college girlfriends how much they just LOVED purchasing candles, buying seven at a time and then lighting three in different parts of their rooms. They always mentioned something about a "relaxing feeling" it gave their hectic lives and how it just made everything smell good.

I never really understood the hype until I lit mine.

I had just finished moving in and felt like I deserved some sort of relaxation. Let me just tell you, the moment I lit that candle, I knew I was obsessed.

The smell just filled me and the room with so much relaxation and for some reason made me feel like an adult. I don't know how to explain it, but it just did.

Since I liked the feeling so much, every day when I would get home from work or school, I would light up my candle and sit down in the chair next to it and just do my work. The fragrance of the candle made me feel very "zen" and in touch with my own stress levels from everything I had going around me.

Needless to say, I finished that candle in less than a month and didn't know how to deal with a candle shortage.

That weekend, I went to my local Bath & Body Works and walked away with two more candles and a wish list of Fall scents because I had officially developed a candle addiction, and there was no going back.

So, yes, I am officially one of those college girls. Yes, the "candle hype" is real. And yes, you will always remember the scent of your first one.

Champagne Toast for the win.

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