Lessons From Mamma Mia 2

7 Discoveries I've Made In College As Told By 'Mamma Mia 2 Here We Go Again'

How I relate to the music, the mayhem, the matriarchy of the "Mamma Mia" sequel.

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If you're anything like me, you've already watched "Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again" more than an acceptable number of times. What other movie has beautiful scenery, Swedish pop, and a love pentagon that involves both Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan? I began to notice that some lessons of the move are similar to those I've learned in my time as a college student, and not just because I (like the rest of the world) desperately want to be like Lily James.

The best things in life happen unexpectedly.

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Whether it's a trip to Greece, or singing with your friends at a karaoke bar on the weekend, the best moments tend to come when you're not looking for them. Don't let fear stop you from missing them. So suck up whatever fear you have and do something a little crazy.

Hit the road.

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Not to be THAT girl who studied abroad... but I mean... it worked for Donna. Even if it's a mini road trip, taking the time to go somewhere new is good for the soul.

Carbs ARE, in fact, a feasible solution to problems.

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Whether you need baklava to help you get over a boy, or you need a Zaxby's kickin' chicken sandwich to stress eat during finals, carbs are always there for you. And they always will be. Thank you, carbs.

Put your overalls on and keep your head up.

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You are, in fact, a dancing queen. There will be days when you forget to turn in a paper. There will be days when your card gets declined at McDonalds (I speak purely from personal experience). Heck, you may even be in a sequel that, realistically, has a super high number of plot-holes (do I care? No. Still a great movie). But you are, in fact, still a dancing queen.

Woman up and tell the truth.

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Donna told Sam, a guy she literally just met, that she wanted them to live together on a Greek island. What a woman. All it takes is a little bit of courage to say what needs to be said. You'll be glad you did it. You could end up on a beautiful island with a beautiful architect. That hasn't necessarily been my experience, but that doesn't mean it can't be yours.

Boys are the worst... until they're the best.

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Just when you find out the truth about Sam and swear off boys for eternity, Bill shows up on a boat, flips his perfectly messy hair, and you're hooked (nautical pun intended).

Your girl squad has the power to help you through a hot architect breaking your heart.

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So maybe I don't relate to this specific example, but I can definitely attest to the power of the girl squad. And if you're really lucky, your girl gang will stick with you well past the peak of donna and the dynamos.

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

"Alexa, play "Burnin' Up" by the Jonas Brothers."

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In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

If you, like me, have finally fulfilled one of your dreams since childhood, then congrats, my friend! We've made it! Honestly, of all the things I've done in my adult life, this might be the one that child me is the most proud of.

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I Know I'm Late, But I'm Now Obsessed With David Dobrik

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After coming home from the end of my first year of college, instead of unpacking like my parents would've loved for me to do, I turned to YouTube. I've always watched YouTube but I was never one of those teens that watched it so avidly that I would want to go to Playlist Live or VidCon.

Throughout the year, I received many recommendations to watch David Dobrik. Like most people I know, the recommendation went through one ear and out the other. Was he really worth the hype? Well, if you take a look back at the title of this article, you know the answer to that question.

One day, I decided to subscribe to David Dobrik's YouTube channel because I knew that if I saw a video created by him pop up with the rest of subscriptions, one of these days I would end up clicking on a video. That is exactly what happened. I ended up watching maybe two or three videos in total, but I didn't really become a fan. It's not like I didn't enjoy the videos I watched- because I did. I just didn't keep up with them. It wasn't until I came home from school and decided to go all in that I truly hopped on the David Dobrik-bandwagon.

Now, I truly understand what everyone was talking about. Not only is he hilarious, but his vlogs are super short (four minutes and 20 seconds to be exact). In a competition, I'd probably be named the "World's Worst Watcher" of TV shows and movies because I'm so impatient that I skip through the bad or boring parts that I don't want to watch. Contrary to this statement, I can safely say that I have only skipped through a video once only because someone was about to puke. He and his friends are always on the go, which is much more fun to watch than someone just sitting in front of the camera explaining what they are about to do instead of footage of them in action.

Most of the YouTubers I watch create lifestyle videos, like makeup tutorials, clothing hauls, vlogs of college students, etc. David Dobrik's videos are completely different from any of the others that I subscribe to. All of his videos are vlogs that show him doing the most ridiculous, yet entertaining things, whether it be buying his best friends expensive cars, paying them $100 so he can shoot them with a paintball gun, or going on spontaneous trips to Las Vegas. There's not a single moment through any of his videos that don't leave me with a smile on my face.

It's not just that his videos are short and entertaining. It's also that he seems like the sweetest and most down-to-earth human being. He cares so much about his friends so much that the focus isn't entirely on him but on them, which is something that you don't see very often.

I highly recommend that everyone watch at least one of his videos. It may be four minutes of your life that you will never get back but after watching it, you won't want them back.

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