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After Just One Month Of Summer, I Miss My College Friends Already

I can't wait to see them again.

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It's been over a month since I took my last final of my freshman year, and now I've been home for over a month. In that time, I've been to a wedding out of state, listened to an album for an entire month until another album I've been waiting to come out came out, and I've been helping around the house. All while waiting for at least one of the jobs I applied to to call me back about setting up an interview.

As I sit in my house thinking about what to write, there is one thing that came to mind: my friends in college.

I made friends in marching band in the fliccs section, I made friends in my sorority and they're my sisters, there are some people that I was able to become friends with because we were in the same classes, and the list could go on. A majority of them don't live in the same area as me, so the only way of communication I have with them is either text, GroupMe, or Snapchat.

Don't get me wrong, whenever I get something from any of my friends, it lifts up my spirits because I know in about two months I will seeing them again on campus. They were able to make my first year of college memorable, and I know that there will be more memories to be made in the new year.

I love my friends from home. I always will because they helped shape me in the person that I am today.

But at this moment, I really want to see my college friends again.

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When You Make A Girl An Aunt, You Change Her World In All The Best Ways

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the happiest girl in the world.

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My brother and his wife recently blessed our family with the sweetest bundle of joy on planet earth. OK, I may be a little bias but I believe it to be completely true. I have never been baby crazy, but this sweet-cheeked angel is the only exception. I am at an age where I do not want children yet, but being able to love on my nephew like he is my own is so satisfying.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her a very protective person.

From making sure the car seat is strapped in properly before every trip, to watching baby boy breathe while he sleeps, you'll never meet someone, besides mommy and daddy of course, who is more concerned with the safety of that little person than me.

When you make a girl an aunt, you give her a miniature best friend.

There is something about an aunt that is so fun. An aunt is a person you go to when you think you're in trouble or when you want something mom and dad said you couldn't have. An aunt is someone who takes you to get ice cream and play in the park to cool down after having a temper tantrum. I can't wait to be the one he runs to.

When you make a girl an aunt, she gets to skip on the difficulty of disciplining.

Being an aunt means you get to be fun. Not to say I wouldn't correct my nephew if he were behaving poorly, but for the most part, I get to giggle and play and leave the hard stuff for my brother.

When you make a girl an aunt, you give her the best listening ears.

As of right now I only listen to the sweet coos and hungry cries but I am fully prepared to listen to all the problems in his life in the future.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the best advice giver.

By the time my nephew needs advice, hopefully, I will have all of my life lessons perfected into relatable stories.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her a number-one fan

Anything you do in life sweet boy, I will be cheering you on. I already know you are going to do great things.

When you make a girl an aunt, she learns what true love is.

The love I have for my nephew is so pure. Its the love that is just there. I don't have to choose to show love every day, I don't have to forgive, I don't have to worry if it is reciprocated, it is just there.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the happiest person in the world.

I cannot wait to watch my precious nephew grow into the amazing person that I know he is going to be.

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4 Things You Can Do This Summer

Instead of saying you're "bored," try these activities out!

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Summer is full of freedom and fun! Well for the first couple of weeks maybe.. then summer boredom hits. We all have been there. Everyone has literally thrown out the "I'm SO bored" at least once during summer. I'm sure everyone has even said it quite a bit more than one time too. So for next time, you think about saying/texting it, here are some entertaining and doable things you can do during the summer!

1. Go out with your friends!

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I'm sure that your friends get bored too, so if they are around call them up! You guys could do a multitude of things together! You can catch a great summer movie, go try a new restaurant you haven't been to yet, go bowling, mini golf, and if any of you have a pool or neighborhood pool that is a perfect thing to do!

2. Be a tourist in your town!

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Sounds crazy right? However, this could actually be cool to do with a friend or even by yourself. For one day pretend like you have never been to your town and that you're on vacation there. You could google the top places to go, top restaurants to try (that are in your budget), and the top activities to do. This could easily cure you of boredom and show you some exciting things you may never have even thought to do.

3. Have a "water" day!

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This could be swimming if you have a pool/neighborhood pool. If you don't you could go to a water park! Those are always a good time! You could also just buy a bunch of balloons and water guns, turn the sprinklers/hose on, and get some slip n slides! This would be perfect for a family and friend water day in the backyard! Just let loose and have a water balloon war!

4. Do something productive.

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I know not as fun, however, if you're looking for something to do might as well do something productive! Set a day to deep clean your room. Go through your stuff and organize it! Also, see if you can get rid of anything you don't need. Take a summer class or get a head start preparing for fall semester. Join a gym and set some time aside to work out every day that fits your schedule.

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