Get Busy Living

Get Busy Living

There's always a million reasons not to do something.

The other day when scrolling through my VSCO feed, I came across a picture that someone had posted.

The picture was of the side of someone’s left foot, with a type-writer font tattoo stamped on the side reading “get busy living.” I love quotes, and I am the type of person to write them down everywhere, whether it be on a Post-It to stick on my mirror, in my Passion Planner, or on my hand. I just love them and what the story that can be imagined from each one, and this one stood out to me more than usual.

With midterms behind and ahead of us, it is hard for us college students to think of anything other than school, and going anywhere other than the library and class seems to happen once in a blue moon. We come to college to take classes, join clubs, and get degrees, and sometimes we get so caught up in getting to the end of the week that we forget to live fully. Our grades may be good, but are we?

Looking back on your college days, you want to be able to tell your family and friends heart-racing stories about when you were driving with your friends blasting music with the windows down, or going to the on-campus movie theatre on a Friday night instead of happy hour, or when you drove three hours away to another city to see your favorite band in concert on a Tuesday night, even when you had a 9 A.M. the next morning.

College is our first real taste of life, so do you really want to graduate wondering where the last four years went wondering, “what if?” School is important, I know, and it can be overwhelming sometimes, I definitely know, but remember to take a break once in a while. Go out and do something that makes your feet dirty, your heart race, your smile widen, and your soul content.

Something I love doing is going to concerts, and during my freshman year of college, I did not go to any of the concerts I wanted to go to because things like school, venue location, and ticket price would hold me back from going. With every concert I missed, my regret grew more and more.

I told myself that sophomore year was going to be my year and that I was not going to make up excuses anymore. I currently have four concerts under my belt, from this semester alone, with even more to look forward to in the future.

Moral of the story is to find your concert – and go do that. There are always a million reasons not to do something, so get busy living.

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9 Reasons You're Still In Love With Tim Riggins In 2019

Clear eyes. Full hearts.

If you're a Friday Night Lights fan, you know very well who Tim Riggins is. And if you've never seen the show, he's basically just the bad boy football star and sensitive hottie of your dreams, all wrapped into one heart-throbbing package. If you haven't already fallen under the Tim Riggins spell, you're about to...

1. He's the star running back of the Dillon Panthers.

Basically every girl who has walked this earth has fantasized about having that cliche football relationship. No shame. #33 on the field, #1 in my heart.

2. He's actually really sensitive.

Tim Riggins may seem hard and dysfunctional on the outside, but he's really just a big softie. He's no JD McCoy, who grew up lavishly and extremely fortunate; Tim had a rough upbringing. He and his brother, Billy, had to work hard all by themselves just to stay above water, which is most likely what keeps him so grounded and humbled.

3. He loves kids.

Tim didn't even think twice about taking his neighbor under his wing when he moved in next door. And for some reason, there's just somethin' about cute boys holding babies that makes us girls swoon.

4. He's genuine and honest.

Sure, maybe he took advantage of his football-star status and slept with most of the rally girls, but once he fell in love with Lyla we saw his compassionate side. (You probably envied Lyla and maybe even hated her for a while because of it...I know I did.)

5. He knows how to have a good time.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere.

6. He's a family man.

Tim took the blame for his brother's crime and went to prison for it...if that's not loyalty then I don't know what is.

7. He's affectionate.

If you either hate Lyla or you want to be Lyla or a combination of the both, you are not alone.

8. He's protective.

Probably the only time you've ever wanted to be in a tornado was when you watched the episode where he shielded Julie from flying debris.

9. He's beautiful.

You're welcome for blessing you with this GIF.

May you all find your own Tim Riggins. Amen.

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15 Songs To Listen To On Your Next Road Trip

The best road trips are the ones with windows down, music blaring, and you singing your heart out.


Over the years, I have taken an abundance of road trips by myself and with other people. These trips have ranged from two to 18 hours at once. I always look for playlists to listen to before starting the journey because I know I'll need something to keep me awake. Here are some of the songs that put me in a road trip mood and keep me cruising along.

1. "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers

2. "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" by Panic! At The Disco

3. "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey 

4. "The Great Escape" by Boys Like Girls

5. "Livin' On A Prayer" by Bon Jovi

6. "Check Yes, Juliet" by We The Kings

7. "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World

8. "Dirty Little Secret" by The All-American Rejects

9. "Year 3000" by Jonas Brothers

10. "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)" by Nine Days

11. "Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel

12. "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes

13. "You Found Me" by The Fray

14. "DONTTRUSTME" by 3OH!3

15. "Lips Of An Angel" by Hinder

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