Go Out With A Bang

Go Out With A Bang

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Go Out With A Bang

It’s the end of the semester, everyone! It’s about time, right? It almost seemed as if this semester was never going to end. Well, it’s not completely over for those of us who have finals this week, but we’re getting there. Now the trouble is getting the motivation to study without your mind elsewhere, or just stressing out over studying because that is all we have time to do. Here’s a note: always take a break, nothing is going to stick if you continuously study. Even if it is for ten minutes, use that time to do something else and then go back to it.

Finals week is a stressful time, no doubt. A lot of people just seem to lose their motivation because they don’t care since it is the end of the semester, it’s kind of like a “hell with it, I’m done with this stuff.” I know the feeling all too well, just like every one of you. I feel the stress of class finals. Sometimes it gets overwhelming. Take a break and come back to it later if you feel like you aren’t remembering things after studying for a while. Normally, a break is all you need (sleep is also a good option, even if it’s like an hour nap). Come back to it.

All of us are ready to be done by finals week, but there are still the tests to make it through. It may seem never-ending, but there’s an end to the week. Losing motivation and procrastinating are not the way to go, you are so close. Keep going, you got this. Study for those finals, sleep for a few hours, and take some breaks. You never know what a little sleep will do to help you with your tests. When you’re tired and try studying, nothing ever sticks. Keep your motivation going in any way possible. You have this in the bag; you’re almost there. Do your best! Go out with a bang, my fellow college students!

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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10 Complaints You'll Hear From Every Driver In Tallahassee

I am the best driver, and everyone around me is the worst driver.

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I like to complain way more than the average person probably does. The weather, food, people- you name it and I've probably complained about it. At the top of my list, the topic I complain most about is drivers. Every driver always likes to think they are the best one out there and know every rule and law known to man. I am no different.

The second I get into the driver's seat is when the complaints start rolling off my tongue. When I was being taught to drive, I had an instructor, not my parents who couldn't stand seeing me in the driver's seat let alone being in the passenger seat. I had received top-notch lessons from a person who had spent many years teaching 15-year olds, like myself, how to drive.

Now that I am 19 and have had a license for three years, I feel that I know the laws pretty well, well enough to be able to judge other drivers on the road. Even though I am extremely guilty of complaining about others sharing the road with me, I am not the only one. Everyone does it.

How can you not get frustrated when the person driving in front of you is driving just under the speed limit when you have some place to be? Here are the most common complaints you've definitely from someone with a license and a car:

1. "Please, drive slower. It's not like I have anywhere to be."

2. "Why didn't they put their turn signal on. It takes two seconds. Really?"

3. "Why is this person randomly breaking? There's no one in front of them."

4. "Ugh, why is there so much traffic?"

5. "Why is that person driving so fast? Stop showing off that you have a nice car. We get it."

6. "Why isn't anyone letting me in? None of these people are considerate."

7. "Why is this person driving so close behind me? I'm going at least 10 over the speed limit."

8. "Why are trucks even allowed to be on the road? No one wants to get stuck driving behind them."

9. "The light is green, so why aren't we moving?"

10. "Why did that person just turn right in front of me when there's literally no one behind me?"

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