New Year's Resolutions As Told By Bridget Jones

New Year's Resolutions As Told By Bridget Jones

New year, new start.

It's that time of the year again when the calendar has flipped forward to the first day of January and everyone's off to a new start. A new year may be an ambitious beginning for some, an anxious attempt for another, or a thankful opportunity for others. For me, a new year is an exciting but at the same time, a nerve-racking beginning, and to ease my transition into the new year I make new year's resolutions. So here it is, my yet-to-be-discovered resolutions, told by the all-time favorite rom-com icon, Bridget Jones.

1. Stay organized for the entire year. In another words--get my life under control.

I guess I should get a planner to write my new resolutions like Bridget does.

2. Successfully lose weight and get that bikini beach body.

No giving up this time! But three days in, I still end up eating Ben and Jerry's.

3.Make use of all the clothes piled up in my wardrobe instead of wearing pajamas all day.

New year, new clothes!

4. Don't fall into the trap trying everything that looks good in movies. In real life, nothing is close to that greatness, especially open cars.

5. Don't under dress or over dress for formal parties.

6. Quit singing dramatically alone at home.

Especially with a hairdryer in one hand and a hairbrush in another.

7. Never straighten my hair with an iron.

Where do I even begin...

8. Hopefully, be as lucky as Bridget and find a perfect guy who will like me just the way I am.

Relationship goals or no?

9. Stick to my New Year's resolutions.

With Bridget Jones help, we'll all breeze through the year as perfectly and as she did!

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.

Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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To The Stressed Out College Student, Be Optimistic For Spring Quarter

I am looking forward to a productive spring quarter.


As a strenuous ten weeks of winter quarter is finally coming to a close, there is no better feeling than to be rewarded with a week of spring break. For most colleges and universities, this period of time is one of excitement and relief, as students approach a summer vacation that begins in May. Yet, for students with schedules revolving around the lovable (and often hatable) quarter system, it feels as though summer is far from our reach.

On a personal note, my previous ten weeks of classes have been bearable at best. I can proudly say that I have been counting down the days until spring break since our winter quarter began in January, though now that the week is finally approaching, I am reminded by the fact that I have yet another ten weeks of school in the near future. Interestingly enough, I have not started the countdown to June 18th quite yet. Instead, I am looking forward to a productive spring quarter that will leave me feeling energized and accomplished as I enter into a fresh summer.

I believe that the spring quarter withholds a sense of refreshment and newfound energy in comparison to that of fall and winter. Though students on the quarter system will end classes later than others, there is something to be said for spending days on campus when the warm weather finally breaks. Time seems to pass faster than it did in the dark and ominous weeks of winter quarter, and everyone seems to have a more positive attitude - as we can all see that vacation is approaching.

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