Bored? I Have 10 Ideas To Cure That

Bored? I Have 10 Ideas To Cure That

Below are ten activities I suggest doing when you are bored.


Below are ten activities you could do to try to minimize (or completely derail) your boredom. This is not a perfect list, but I find it funny and maybe this list can help cure you of your boredom.

1. Call a grandparent

I swear nothing is better than calling a grandparent when you are bored. Usually, they are hard of hearing, have a lot of love to give you, and have endless topics to talk about.

2. Research the takeover of Hawaii

I know this is probably not what you expected. I think it is super interesting to look into the history of America from the viewpoint of the indigenous communities in our country (let's face it) steam-rolled over. Poor Hawaii - it had a really cool Queen.

3. Go to the mall food court and people watch

My brother, my friends, and I always had fun doing this. We would usually guess what people were up to, who they loved, what foods they despised, and what they were looking for in the mall. The most entertaining part was guessing why they were in the mall. My brother was the best at making stories up. He could be a really good comedian if he wanted to be.

4. Watch some famous Vine compilations

I can't suggest any, but I've heard watching them are amazing. I got Vine two months before it fizzled out. R.I.P. Vine. But I've heard nothing but praise from my younger sorority sisters about their favorite Vines.

5. Buy a book - then read it

Have you ever just gone to the bookstore, found a book that caught your eye, bought it, then read it? It's good to read by the pool, at the library, a coffee shop, a bench in the middle of the park... basically anywhere you want to escape into a story or someone else's world. Some might say it's bad to escape, but sometimes a good book helps you change your perspective on the world more positively.

6. Tell someone five reasons why you love him/her

You can never go wrong with this one. It's simply a sweet thing to do, especially when you know someone else has been going through a rough time and needs a pep talk.

7. Watch a documentary

A lot of these suggestions deal with watching other stories, making them up (like people watching at the mall), and more. But there is nothing more attractive than someone who wants to learn something new. Be that attractive person, kick back, and watch a documentary. Then you can take what you learned and spruce up your conversations with that information.

8. Find the best Chinese restaurant in town and EAT a meal there

Every town has one, so find it, and get there. And additionally, I LOVE RICE, and I appreciate how Chinese food incorporates it into almost every meal. God bless them. If you're feeling super adventurous, take a whole group of people there with you.

9. Organize a dinner and movie night with friends

Again, you might see a trend. I like movies and stories, but hanging out with real-life humans is so important. Book characters and the strangers in the mall do not count, sorry not sorry (*cue my pinky face). So treat your friends to a fun night.

10. Change your perspective of boredom

Boredom isn't always bad. We just consider it is bad because we are afraid of the silence that usually accompanies boredom. Silence is a really important part of human life. Think about it, we spent so many years unable to say more than "Momma" or "Dadda" or "No." I'm talking about our pre-talking years. Maybe we were okay with silence and boredom then because we trusted that silence wouldn't be so bad because we knew we were 1) loved and 2) absolutely adorable.

Guess what?

Nothing about being loved and adorable has changed, my dear friends, except we have forgotten the power of just sitting and soaking up the peace silence can bring.

Also, the funniest stories come up when you are bored and trying not to be.

Also, here is my advance apology if none of these ideas work to cure your boredom. But I really hope they do. Good luck!

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10 Things Someone Who Grew Up In A Private School Knows

The 10 things that every private school-goer knows all too well.


1. Uniforms

Plaid. The one thing that every private school-goer knows all too well. It was made into jumpers, skirts, shorts, scouts, hair ties, basically anything you could imagine, the school plaid was made into. You had many different options on what to wear on a normal day, but you always dreaded dress uniform day because of skirts and ballet flats. But it made waking up late for school a whole lot easier.

2. New people were a big deal

New people weren't a big thing. Maybe one or two a year to a grade, but after freshman year no one new really showed up, making the new kid a big deal.

3. You've been to school with most of your class since Kindergarten

Most of your graduating class has been together since Kindergarten, maybe even preschool, if your school has it. They've become part of your family, and you can honestly say you've grown up with your best friends.

4. You've had the same teachers over and over

Having the same teacher two or three years in a row isn't a real surprise. They know what you are capable of and push you to do your best.

5. Everyone knows everybody. Especially everyone's business.

Your graduating class doesn't exceed 150. You know everyone in your grade and most likely everyone in the high school. Because of this, gossip spreads like wildfire. So everyone knows what's going on 10 minutes after it happens.

6. Your hair color was a big deal

If it's not a natural hair color, then forget about it. No dyeing your hair hot pink or blue or you could expect a phone call to your parents saying you have to get rid of it ASAP.

7. Your school isn't like "Gossip Girl"

There is no eating off campus for lunch or casually using your cell phone in class. Teachers are more strict and you can't skip class or just walk right off of campus.

8. Sports are a big deal

Your school is the best of the best at most sports. The teams normally go to the state championships. The rest of the school that doesn't play sports attends the games to cheer on the teams.

9. Boys had to be clean-shaven, and hair had to be cut

If you came to school and your hair was not cut or your beard was not shaved, you were written up and made to go in the bathroom and shave or have the head of discipline cut your hair. Basically, if you know you're getting written up for hair, it's best just to check out and go get a hair cut.

10. Free dress days were like a fashion show

Wearing a school uniform every day can really drive you mad. That free dress day once a month is what you lived for. It was basically a fashion show for everyone, except for those upperclassmen who were over everything and just wore sweat pants.

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To The College Student That Feels All Alone At Her Big University

Going to college and being away from home can be difficult especially when you go to a big university and feel all alone!


Leaving high school behind also means leaving prior friendships behind as well for most students heading out to pursue college, especially if that college is out of state!

Going to college out of state means that you most likely go in not knowing a single person. That can be extremely intimidating and scary. When you go to a school where the campus is gigantic and the student body is around 35,000 individuals, it can be difficult to find your own place within that college and stand out amongst the rest of the crowd.

Sororities and fraternities are a wonderful way to get involved on campus, meet new people and make new friends. However, if you are like me and that is not your cup of tea, then finding your own place at college and meeting new people can be intimidating and difficult. I am one who hates to go to events alone and I tend to stay to myself due to that and it becomes very lonely here at college.

Going from an enormous amount of friends with in high school to feeling all alone and as if you have no one at college definitely can make your college experience go south.

I want you to know that you are not the only one who feels alone in a college campus where everywhere you turn are new faces and possible future friends. Not being a part of an organization, sports team, sorority or fraternity can make meeting people seem hard and intimidating. Not going to parties or out on the town might not be your scene and can make it seem like you are missing out on a lot of the college experience. But, we as individuals need to figure out our own place within our college and find our own ways to get involved and meet others. There are so many clubs and programs to join when you go to college, especially when you go to a huge university.

Coming from the girl who spends her days in her apartment never leaving unless it is for class, being cooped up inside all the time can actually make you feel worse and more lonely. Thankfully, I was able to bring my wonderful dog with me to my second year of college and spending time with him makes me feel so much better!

Whether it is getting a pet or joining a club or other program at college, we as students need to get involved and stay active to keep from withering our college experiences away by being inside all alone every single day. Trust me, I know it can be scary and seem like a lot of work to try and find your place within your own college amongst so many other people, but once you do you will open up the door to so many more new possibilities.

Putting yourself out there will bring you friends, activities to do and more that, will keep you from feeling all alone when you have no one from 'home' around you!

Thankfully, I have a few individuals who I am blessed to call my friends and make my college experience a lot better when we get the chance to do things together!

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