A Letter To Seniors Awaiting College Decisions

A Letter To Seniors Awaiting College Decisions

Don't miss out on the last few months of your high school career, because those are the most important.

It's March, which means that college decision letters are upon you and the rest of your friends and classmates. Some people already know where they're going to school next year thanks to Early Decision. However, you feel as if you're behind everyone else, eagerly anticipating your own letter, hoping that the first words you read are "Congratulations on your acceptance!"

You might even be continuously counting down the days and the minutes until you receive that long-awaited email which will ultimately determine your future, your next four years, your new group of friends, your major, and your new home.

Waiting is the worst part, trust me. All of us already in college know and understand the pain of constantly refreshing our emails which you all are feeling. The only thing that's constantly on your mind is: Where will I end up? Will it be my top choice? Will I be happy?

Let me give you some advice: Don't worry, just live.

I know, all you want to do is dive into the future and just have a glimpse of what you're about to experience. You might even be spending most of your classes daydreaming about the college experiences that are yet to come, all while hoping that the decision you receive will bring you good news.

While it is good to be hopeful and focused on this next step, don't completely forget about your last few months that you have in high school. Because, trust me, you'll regret it later on.

Constantly hearing that high school is the best four years of your life can be annoying, especially because there's so many rules and commitments. You just want to break free from them and move into your college dorm room knowing you have endless freedom. Believe it or not, all of the scenarios that you're experiencing right now are precious memories that you will not want to forget later on.

High school is the place where you find yourself; where you discover what passions you have; where you go to multiple football games under the lights; where you might even meet some of your greatest friends whom you'll never forget. It's the place where some of the best memories are made. You definitely do not want to spend your last few months completely focused on the future and ignoring all of these amazing opportunities and experiences.

What's to come in your last few weeks as a high schooler will be some of the most emotional memories too: your last few classes, your last sports game, your senior week, prom, graduation, and so much more. All of these are where some of the best moments can be made between you and your friends, so why waste it thinking of something that's months ahead?

It might be tempting to look forward into what is yet to come, but believe me, it'll fly by before you can even imagine.

Live in the present and enjoy your last few months of high school, take every day one step at a time, and make the most of everything.

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On My 25th Birthday

Since my birthday is on Sunday, I decided to write an article all about me!

1. I love to cook for my husband. Actually, I like to cook period. I even have my on cooking blog titled "If You Want To Eat You Have To Cook". My favorite thing to make is anything with noodles because I love Asian food.

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2. I have a degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations.

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3. My favorite food to eat while I am out and about is sushi.


4. Cats are my favorite animal.


5. My favorite thing to drink is a margarita.


6. My favorite season is summer.

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7. I love making treats for my husband, such as cakes and love notes.

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8. My favorite artist is Lady Gaga.


9. My favorite movie genre is a crime drama, such as Lifetime Movies.

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10. I love wrapping presents for other people.


11. My favorite outfit is a long summer dress.


12. My favorite color is pink.


13. My most prized possession are my engagement and wedding rings.


14. I love taking black and white pictures.


15. My favorite dessert is coconut or red velvet cake.

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16. I love my parents and husband.


17. One of my guilty pleasures is binge watching the Bachelor and Bachelorette.


18. My favorite show on TV right now is Nashville.


19. I love to watch Disney movies.

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20. I love cooking with my husband.

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21. My favorite meal is steaks and gnocchi.


22. I love bingewatching TV shows on Netflix.

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23. I love taking road trips on the weekend with my husband.


24. I love getting things done early, and hate procrastination.


25. I love myself and I love being me.

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6 Signs You're Experiencing The Infamous Sophomore Slump

Stress goes up, excitement goes down.

As the end of my sophomore year in college is now in sight, I've begun to take a look back on this year and how utterly strange it has been. I've recently found a term that perfectly describes everything I've felt from this year in just two words: Sophomore Slump. This term has been coined to describe a,

"Period of developmental confusion where students may face difficulties in academic, social, and personal development. In addition, after the novelties of college social life have worn off, nothing seems quite as special."

I've definitely experienced this feeling this year, and although I find myself still enjoying college, the stresses have seemed to increase while the excitement has simultaneously worn off. If you're suffering through the Sophomore Slump as well, you might be able to relate to these tell-tale signs.

1. You went from going out every weekend to adopting a sleep schedule similar to your grandparents.

Freshman year, every weekend was full of constant opportunities for parties. You waited your whole life for the true college experience, and last year you went a little too hard. Now, you're making up for it by spending your weekends reading, sleeping and most importantly, binging the latest Netflix original special.

2. Frat parties are yesterday’s news.

I still remember the excitement leading up to frat parties during my freshman year, especially for tailgates. Now, if I ever even do go out, I prefer a house party with people I actually enjoy being around.

3. You begin questioning whether your major is right for you…and is it too late now?

Is my major the right one for me? I'm already too far in! I can't back out now! Sophomore year is basically a giant ball of stress and quarter-life crises.

4. You enjoy feeling more like an adult, but you miss the innocence of being a freshman.

As a freshman, you were still naive to adult life, and while that had its own problems, sometimes you miss being the new kid on campus with a whole world of opportunities ahead of you.

5. Somehow, if it’s even possible, your procrastination has gotten even worse.

If you thought last year was bad...

6. And you still find yourself in a constant state of denial.

It's fine, I'm fine, everything's fine.

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