I Thought A Lot About How I'd Spend A Million Dollars And Decided I Probably Wouldn't Spend It At All

I Thought A Lot About How I'd Spend A Million Dollars And Decided I Probably Wouldn't Spend It At All

Instead, I would give it back to those who need it.


I don't know why, but I like to wonder what if's. It keeps me thinking and young. I like to wonder about all of the possible scenarios in the world, and it's fun.

Recently the "what if" question I've been having is, what if I won a million dollars, what would I do with it? I have a pretty clear idea of it, and it would be something really cool.

Now I'm not going to stop my life if I suddenly win a million dollars. No, that's not me and I am someone that loves to be working and doing something productive. It's sort of how I gain my confidence and stay confident, I feel at my best when I am being productive.

Also, nobody can really live their entire lives on a million dollars anymore. If so, it's incredibly hard because everything is so expensive. That's just a reality of the world.

Now, there are two options that I am really considering doing with a million dollars. One option is something that I've really become passionate about. The other is where my brain takes more a role in the decision-making aspect.

The option where it's lead mostly with my brain is the one where I save my money. A million dollars is still a lot of money, and if used right, it can go a long way. That's what I want for my future kids.

I am going to be a teacher and when I'm not teaching, I really want to get involved with non-profit work. It's something that I love doing and incredibly passionate about. The problem with these career options is that they don't make a lot of money.

That's hard when I want to be able to send my 3-4 kids to the college of their choice and not have them worry about student loans. My parents aren't making me pay for my college, they didn't make my brother pay for his college, so I'm going to do the same for my kids. It just means that I have to save up and be really stingy about my money starting relatively soon.

If I had a million dollars, I would save it up for my kids' tuitions. It's just something that I find crucial for them because I value education a lot, and I'm enforcing that my kids get a college education. It's too important for me to ensure they have that.

That was the brain-guided option. The option that is guided by my heart and passion is related to what I want to do when I'm older.

If I had a million dollars, I would work with a non-profit and donate it to that non-profit. I would donate all of it to the nonprofit. Now, there are many circumstances to this idea.

I'm not going to just donate and then never see or work with them again. No, that's ridiculous to me. I want to be apart of the nonprofit that I'm donating it too.

To me this includes being passionate about the cause and understanding exactly where the money is going, and how it's being used to help the organization. I'm not someone to waste money, I know that each dollar I earn or win in this case needs to be going to something that's effective towards the charity. That could be renovating a part of the charity or buying a lifetime supply of something that's crucial to making the organization run effectively.

Ultimately, I don't want it to be wasted.

I want it to be towards an organization that I care deeply about and would promote regardless if I had any money to donate.

Also, I would want to be an active part of the organization. I want to help out and volunteer as much as I can because if I'm donating the money, I might as well donate my time.

That's what I would do if I won a million dollars.

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14 Fraternity Guy Gifts Ideas, Since He Already Has Enough Beer

Frat boys are a species of their own and here are some exciting gifts they will be ecstatic to receive!


What more do frat boys love than alcohol, partying, and just acting stupid? Here are some gifts that help fulfill all of those needs for the frat boy in your life!

1. Beer holster belt

Whats better than one beer? Six beers! This fashionable camouflage accessory can be used for tailgates, beach days, formals and everything in between.

Price: $8.49 (one pack), $14.99 (two pack)

2. Phone juul holder 

You know those cardholders everyone sticks on the back of their phones? Well, now a Juul holder for your phone is on the market! This will save your favorite frat boy from ever again losing his Juul!

Price: $10.98

3. Animal house poster 

This Animal House poster is a classic staple for any frat boy. This poster will compliment any frat house decor or lack thereof.

Price: $1.95

4. The American Fraternity book

Does the frat boy in your life need a good read for Thanksgiving or winter break? Look no farther, this will certainly keep his attention and give him a history lesson on American fraternity heritage and tradition.

Price: $28.46

5. Beer pong socks 

These snazzy socks featuring beer pong will be loved by any frat boy. As for the way to any frat boy's heart may, in fact, be beer pong.

Price: $12.00

6. Condom case

This condom carrying case will not only protect condoms from damage but also make frat boys more inclined to practice safe sex, which is a win-win situation!

Price: $9.99

7. Frat house candle

Ahhh yes, who does not like the smell of stale beer in a dark, musty frat house basement? Frat boys can make their apartment or bedroom back home smell like their favorite place with the help of this candle.

Price: $16.99

8. "Frat" sticker

Frat boys always need to make sure everyone around them knows just how "fratty" they are. This versatile stick can go on a laptop, car, water bottle, or practically anywhere their little hearts desire.

Price: $6.50

9. Natty Light t-shirt 

Even I will admit that this shirt is pretty cool. The frat boy in your life will wear this shirt at every possible moment, it is just that cool!

Price: $38.76-$41.11

10. Natty light fanny pack 

This fanny pack can absolutely be rocked by any frat boy. The built-in koozie adds a nice touch.

Price: $21.85

11. Bud Light Neon Beer Sign 

A neon beer sign will be the perfect addition to any frat boys bedroom.

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12. Beer Opener

Although most frat boys' go to beers come in cans, this bottle opener will be useful for those special occasions when they buy nicer bottled beers.

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13. Frat House Dr. Sign

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Forget stealing random street signs, with this gift frat boys no longer have to do so.

14. Beer Lights 

Lights are an essential for any party and these will surely light up even the lamest parties.

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10 Ways To Become More Organized And Productive

Struggling to stay organized is a common issue for people, but there are many ways to make a change in your life and get better at it. Here are some daily habits that have helped me - hopefully they can help you as well!


Something that I've struggled with in my life since I can remember is organization - in school and just in life. Over the years I've learned some skills and habits that have helped me become (and stay) organized. I still have some work to do, but I'm getting better at it every day! Here are some suggestions I have if you're looking to make a change in your organization and productivity:

1. Use a planner

Planners are a fun and easy way to get a schedule in place that can help you visualize what you need to do and when it needs to be done. Picking a planner can be exciting, and even using stickers and colored pens is good way to get yourself to actually use it. Not going to lie, when I first got a planner, that's what it took for me to get in the habit of using it.

2. Write down your goals

Writing down goals reminds you why you are working hard and why you need to get things done. Everyone has rough days, and sometimes you need to look at your goals to motivate you to keep moving forward. These goals can even be small tasks or things you want to conquer like learning something new or scoring a certain grade on an exam - or they can be bigger goals such as graduating and starting your career.

3. Come up with a routine

Routines get us into the habit of being productive and remembering to do so. Morning, night time, and after school routines can make a huge difference in your everyday life. It's interesting to watch other's routines on Youtube and understand what they do to keep themselves in check - so if you need some ideas that is something to look into.

4. Make lists and check them off

Making lists have been a huge part of my productivity. This is one of the most helpful techniques I've used to encourage myself to get things done. Completing tasks and checking them off a list is a great way to see progress and visualize your accomplishments which is very satisfying and rewarding!

5. Make your bed when you wake up

This sounds like a silly and simple task that doesn't make much of a difference in your day-to-day life, but you would be surprised. Recently I have gotten in the habit of making my bed EVERY morning. For some reason it makes my head feel more clear, and it's a refreshing thing to come home to after a long day.

​6. Create a clean work space

It is usually difficult to be productive when things are a mess. Trust me, I would know. I have found that when I clean up my room and make myself an area to get work done, I accomplish way more. It helps me feel more clear headed and less overwhelmed.

​7. Don't let your laundry build up

This goes along with keeping a clean work space - we are all guilty of being lazy now and then when it comes to doing laundry. Although, the more it builds up, the more difficult it becomes to deal with. Often times even when I do my laundry, it will still take me awhile to get myself to sit down and fold the clothes. I have found though that the more often I do it, the less overwhelming it becomes.

​8. Review notes after class and keep supplies organized

Reviewing your notes everyday is a great way to reflect on what you learned earlier. Doing this before bed is especially beneficial because that is the last thing you think about before you fall asleep. This results in much better retention of the material you've gone over which is a reason it is such a helpful thing to do.

9. Use your phone to help you

Everyday we walk around with our phones with us and we use it all the time. Although phone use can be unhealthy and these days it consumes too much of our time, it's a great resource to get organized and stay productive. Using the Reminder App that comes with a lot of phones is a great tool to use, so is the calendar and timer. If you're as forgetful as I am this is definitely something you should use to your advantage!

​10. Hold yourself accountable

These tips and habits may seem like a lot to keep up with but once you get used to them they will become second nature. Try not to push these things aside and go about your day - remember what you've forgotten to do or reflect on what you need to get better at. Keep track of how often you are doing these things, maybe even write down when you forgot something so you can do it differently next time.

Your organization and productivity is all in your own control! The only thing getting in the way of making a change is yourself, remember that.

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