To Indianapolis, The City That I Can't Wait To Return To

To Indianapolis, The City That I Can't Wait To Return To

Something about you just makes me want to come back for more.

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I don't travel that often. The only time I ever leave the state is when I'm traveling for a concert, so usually, these are overnight trips and I don't get to explore the cities we go to that often.

Recently, I traveled to Indianapolis to see Panic! At The Disco. The concert was amazing, because who doesn't love Brendon Urie? But the one thing I fell in love with all over again was the city.

Because of my brother's out-of-state basketball shenanigans and concerts, I've traveled through the city four times, and because of Panic! I had the chance to FINALLY explore the city, at least for a little bit.

Let me start by saying I live in a town about 25 minutes outside of St. Louis. I've been downtown more times than I can count, so I am more than familiar with the city life, but something about downtown Indianapolis is mesmerizing.

Downtown St. Louis, depending on where you go, is not that busy. On some streets, there are barely any shops or places to go. It's just quiet.

In Indianapolis, the streets are full of cars and people. There are so many unique buildings and busy restaurants. People of all ages and backgrounds fill the streets and that just made me so happy.

Because the concert was on a Friday, we had the next day to explore the Indianapolis Zoo. I've passed by it each time we drove through, but we've never had time to go because we've always been on such a tight schedule. I got to cross it off my bucket list and I loved every minute of it!

We had to pay to get in, but I didn't mind because our ticket came with a dolphin show, and man, I LOVE DOLPHINS.

I got to do so many things like pet a shark, watch a giraffe be fed and watch a tiger get fed. Don't get me wrong, we have a zoo here in St. Louis (which is free, by the way) but I've NEVER gotten to see these things live and up close.

My next trip back up to the city that I've recently started to love a little more is in about two weeks and I can't wait to go back. It's going to be for another concert because that's usually all the traveling that I do, but I can't wait to explore downtown and I can't wait to go back to the zoo.

Something about the city, the atmosphere of walking downtown and getting to explore a different place other than my hometown is just amazing to me.

In the future, I can't wait to explore other cities. I'm not talking about major cities, I'm talking about smaller, lesser-known ones because those are the ones that are the coolest and hold the most treasures.

Until next time, Indy.

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17 Ideas To Do On Your 22nd Birthday

When you're feeling 22, but need ideas of what to do.
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"It seems like one of those nights. This place is too crowded, too many cool kids uh uh, uh uh. It seems like one of those nights. We ditch the whole scene and end up dreaming instead of sleeping...Yeah. We're happy free confused and lonely in the best way. It's miserable and magical oh yeah. Tonight's the night when we forget about the heartbreaks, it's time uh oh

o you don't know what to do for your 22nd birthday? You think, hey, I just turned 21 last year and got shwasted because I could finally 'legally' drink alcohol. So 22, isn't that big so what do I do to celebrate my 22nd birthday? Well for one, every birthday should be important to you because it's your day, a day that's all about you and it's the day that you were given life. You should celebrate every year because it's another year that you have lived, right? Why can't your 22nd be a bang, why couldn't your 22nd be bigger and better than maybe your 21st, 18th, or 16th? Here are some ideas that you could do on your 22nd if you're having a brain fart.

1. Get your friends together and go to a nice dinner

Food can never go wrong on your birthday.

2. Go to the movies

Go see the latest movie out, grab some popcorn and soda and have a friend tag along.

3. Dave and Busters

Arcade games for adults?! Enough said.

4. Go on a weekend trip somewhere

You have been dying to go somewhere for awhile, why can't your birthday be the perfect time to go on a getaway?

5. Take the day off from work/school

It's your BIRTHday, no need to work or go to school, it's your day to celebrate you and you don't need to work your butt off on that day.

6. Happy Hour with friends/family

Appetizers and beers, what else could you want?

7. Go to a brewery

Grab some brews with a couple of friends, be social on your day!

8. Bar/club scene

If you are into going down to the strip to go to a club or a bar to get wild, just do it on your birthday!

9. Have a beach party (if your birthday is in the summer)

Waves, sand, beach games, sounds like a blast to me!

10. Go go-karting

Who says you can't be a kid?

11. Trampoline park

Trampolines everywhere, dodgeball and basketball, why not do it on your birthday?

12. Winery


13. Go hiking

Why not see beautiful scenery on your special day?

14. Go to breakfast or brunch

If you love breakfast and lunch,combine them and grab a mimosa or a bloody mary while you're at it.

15. Do a spa day

Need relaxation and a little getaway, a spa day is perfect.

16. Get a hotel

Hotel on the beach? Where everything is in sight, why not?

17. Break out into your song of the day,

"I don't know about you but I'm feeling 22. Everything will be alright if you keep me next to you. You don't know about me, but I bet you want to. Everything will be alright if we just keep dancing like we're 22 uh uh ah ah ah 22 uh uh uh" by the one and only TayTay Swift

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If You Learn Anything From Toddlers, Let It Be These 10 Things

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Toddlers are absolutely reckless but their chaos has taught me some valuable things. My family is big to say the least. I may be an only child but I'm surrounded by cousins I consider siblings and their kids have such a special place in my heart. Even before they could speak, they taught me some of the most valuable things. I guess it's true that actions speak louder than words.

1. Laughter is the purest form of happiness.

I don't know about you, but the toddlers in my life are full of laughter. Everything is funny to them, even their own laughter.

2. Live like nobody is watching.

If their favorite song comes out, they dance even if they are walking on the street. They live their lives and they dont care if people dance with them or critique their steps.

3. Sometimes, people need hugs

Toddlers are super adorable and when they run up to you simply to hug you and say your name, that feeling of stress seems to fade, even if its just for a split second

4. You are never too old to play with toys.

We grow up and suddenly forget about toys and playing around, but toys are meant for all ages

5. Tea parties are a must.

Tea parties are absolutely amazing. You get to dress up, paint your nails, and drink some delicious tea, what's not to love.

6. Overcome your fears.

Imagine being a new human in this world with either less or a little more than 1000 days on this planet and figuring things out.

7. A piece of chocolate is good for the soul.

No matter the hourI am not a huge sweets fan but you bet my ass that if a toddler hands me chocolate, I am taking it. Weirdly, they always sense when I need it most

8. Take a break.

Toddlers are super active and constantly moving around, but once they are worn out, they take a break and go to bed.

9. Love others.

Toddlers become pretty close to you if you let them and they are extremely loving

10. Ask permission later.

Toddlers do as they want and when they want. They would rather have a good time now and then get in trouble for having already experienced it

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