God, I Know You're Up There

God, I Know You're Up There


When something not-so-great happens, people often wonder why God let it occur in the first place. They question the validity of their faith when they are presented with an awful situation that they must now deal with. They want answers, and they want them now. Some get them, while others do not. In my opinion, that is one of the worst feelings ever: not knowing why it had to happen to you. Not knowing why you are in this

Like many others, I self-reflect at the end of each and every day. Whether or not I had a good day, I do know that it can only go up from here. Even on my worst days, I know that everything that is not working out is temporary. It is easier said than done, but I know that all of my worries and fears will not matter in the future, because God does have a plan for me.

The good days always outweigh the bad ones, which is one of the greatest things about life. Though it is tempting to let negativity take over, as it is such a powerful emotion. At times, it is simultaneously unbearable and seemingly ruthless. It can take a toll on our attitude, behavior, and personal relationships. All in all, life does have its ways of outsmarting us and making us feel like there is nothing we can do to conquer it. There is, however, one very powerful force that helps me to keep on pushing and wanting to succeed: faith. It is such a beautiful concept that I hope everyone can believe in one day, because it does, in fact, exist in ways that are often unnoticeable.

When something extraordinary happens, I cannot help but say thank God. Yes, thank you God for giving me the strength to keep pushing. Thank you for believing in me, especially when I have little confidence in my ability to succeed. Most importantly, thank you for giving me some to believe in.

Whether they benefit us or not, life throws us curveballs every day. I cannot help but wonder if some things I have experienced are ever going to make sense. In all honesty, some of it never will. However, what I do know is that the present is what truly matters. It is time for me to take a look in the mirror and realize that life goes on, with or without what I have wanted for myself.

Thank you, God, for everything thus far. The future is most definitely bright, and I know that because I can already feel its presence.

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50 One Liners Drunk Girls Say

It happens to the best of us.

We all know it when we see it; drunk girls are always easy to spot and will say or scream at least two of following things below on a night out after a few (too many) drinks.

1. I'm not even drunk

2.Do you want to get food?

3. Is he cute?

4. What should I get to drink?

5. Should I text him?

6. I'm literally fine.

7. I'm going to cry.

8. I'm leaving right now.

9. This is my favorite song.

10. Will you dance with me?

11. I haven't even had that much to drink.

12. I hate him.

13. Why won't he text me back?

14. I can't believe this.

15. Do you want a shot?

16. Ppppllleeeeaasssee.

17. Who was that?

18. Let's go to a different bar.

19. I'm never drinking again

20. How did I get this drunk?

21. Let's stop at Five Guys.

22. I'm calling an Uber.

23. Why do I still like him?

24. I'm calling him.

25. Will you help button my body suit?

26. Will you take our picture?

27. Why is Uber surging already?

28. Let's late night.

29. I'm just really upset.

30. Do you want a drink?

31. What should I make my Instagram caption?

32. Do I look fat?

33. Get in this picture.

34. OMG, *insert crush* is at *insert bar*, let's go!

35. He texted me.

36. I just found my husband.

37. Look at him, omg.
38. Wait, is that __ from biology?

39. I am so hungry.

40. He asked me to come over.

41. Where are you going?

42. I am not going over to his house.

43. I am going home.

44. I'm exhausted.

45. I'm going to throw up.

46. Do you have a hair tie?

47. I'm bored.

48. I think I'm dying.

49. Will you call me in the morning?

50. I'm going to sleep so good tonight.

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5 Ways To Make The Move From College To Home A Little Bit Easier

Because I swear, we leave with more stuff than we came with!

Maybe you finished the semester a few weeks ago, or perhaps you still have a few more weeks left until finals week. Regardless, it’s that time of year where your car is filled to the brim with your belongings once again: it’s time for move out!

The day you hand in your room key and mailbox key will come before you know it and it certainly can be stressful. After all, how can you possibly pack up everything in your dorm while balancing the stress of finals week at the same time? And as a freshman in college, this task can be even more daunting.

Yet no matter what year you are here’s a few tips to make this task a little easier.

1. Gradually pack up your items throughout the second semester and bring them home with you on a trip home!

No one wants to start packing up their belongings early in the second semester, but this first tip certainly relieved my stress and saved room in my car when it came to moving out.

Even if it’s just your winter clothes, big heavy jackets that you don’t need anymore, or a few knick-knacks in your room, start to assemble a box of it to bring home. This works even better closer to Easter since you’ll already be going home anyway, so why not bring a box or two back with you!

It’ll be one less thing you have to put into your car when its time to move out.

2. Try to pack a few items a day during finals week.

If you’re like me and you put off packing until the last minute, then this tip will certainly help you!

Between spending hours at the library and reading through endless pages of notes, the last thing you’ll want to do when you get back to your dorm is pack up your belongings. While it is tempting to lay in bed after a long study session, packing at least one box full of items will make moving out less stressful.

3. Ask for help from your family and friends!

During the week leading up to move out, my mom, grandfather, and older sister suggested coming up to see me and taking a few of the larger boxes back home with them. And it truly helped a lot!

If you have bigger items like a mirror, side-table, a storage unit in the bathroom, anything large, it’s truly beneficial to ask one of your family members to come up and help you out!

After all, you could take them out to lunch or dinner somewhere near campus and make a nice visit out of it! Plus, I’m sure they’ll be glad to help you. (Especially since I’m sure they’re ready for you to be back home!)

I was also extremely fortunate to have my boyfriend help me push carts of my belongings out to my car on move out day and without him, I wouldn’t have had a clue how to fit everything into the trunk of my car. So, enlist the help of your family, friends, significant other—don’t feel like you have to handle moving out all on your own!

4. When it comes to unpacking, clean out your closet before you put your belongings back in.

It’s finally the time of year when you’re home and no longer have to live out of a suitcase on the floor! Yet that means you’ll have to fill your closet back up with your clothes and I’m sure there are items you don’t wear that were left behind.

Instead of just putting all of your clothes back into it (since you probably bought new clothes while at school!), go through the items in your closet that you no longer wear anymore and donate them.

I spent my first day back at home, sitting in my closet and going through old clothes, shoes, and all my drawers and completely organized them! Yes, it is a lot of work, but I promise it’s totally worth it in the end!

5. Keep your storage units, mattress pad, and dorm decorations in one box after unpacking.

It may be tempting to just disregard all of the storage units or decorations you bought (or were given) for your dorm, but store them somewhere! A basement, a storage unit, a garage, somewhere you can easily retrieve them!

Chances are, you’ll be using those items again whether or not you’re living on campus or off campus next semester. Keeping them in one or two boxes that you can easily grab when it’s time to move in either over the summer or in August will save you the hassle of packing them up again!

As I said before, the end of the semester will come faster than you realize (even if it seems like it’s dragging during the January/February months!). Soon, it’ll be time to say goodbye to your dorm, to your roommate, to the friends in your classes, and head back home for the summer. The last thing anyone wants to do during their last few weeks at college is pack, but I promise following these tips will make the process less stressful in the long run!

So, grab some boxes and start packing!

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