The Nine Friends You'll See On Snapchat This Summer, As Told By Beyonce

The Nine Friends You'll See On Snapchat This Summer, As Told By Beyonce

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1. The friend with the internship.

There's nothing like an internship to make a guy feel like he's officially the next Wolf of Wall Street. Expect multiple Snapchats and snap stories from this guy, with him in his suit, or of his desk/computer. If it's a girl, expect snaps of Starbucks in front of an office window. No one needs to know she snuck into the CEO's office to get the good view.

2. The recent graduate.

From this guy or girl, one can expect snaps of them still at their college, staying until the exact last date that their lease ends. Who cares if the bars are emptying out more and more each day? This person is there to Snapchat their last few glory days while turning the best four years of their life into the best four years and two months and five days of their life.

3. The funemployed friend.

No job, no problems. The most common Snapchat coming from this person is him or her still in bed in the middle of the day, until they muster up the strength to put on a bathing suit and head to the pool or beach. Bonus points if the timestamp is used, showing exactly how much of their day has been spent not working.

4. The one-upper.

Snapchat was like a gift from God to narcissists across the world. Why talk about all the cool trips you'll be taking and boats you'll be sailing this summer when you can post a snap story of it for all your Snapchat friends to see? “Rough life," “Not a bad view," and the casual sunglass emoji are a few of this person's favorite captions for their Snapchats. It's not rude or annoying if they use a witty, sarcastic caption, right?

5. The 150-second snap story.

This person's main goal apparently is to ensure he/she is not forgotten about by college friends while home for summer. To ensure they are on all friends' minds at all times, they upload Snapchats from their hometown to their snap story like it's their job. It's honestly unnecessary to keep in touch with this person via text because you know everything they've been doing every day, all day, thanks to their beloved Snapchat story.

6. The guy or girl back for more.

Coming home from college for the summer means coming home to everyone from your high school, whether it be friends, enemies, or exes. For those not over their exes despite the one, two, or three-year span since the breakup, the month of May means 'tis the season to start snapchatting them again. You drive through the streets you used to drive with them, pass by the high school where you went to prom together, and next thing you know they've got a flame next to their name on Snapchat.

7. The one obsessed with their dog.

I love dogs as much as the next person. If I could, I would try to hold a puppy at least once a day, every day. What I don't love is clicking through a 50-second snap story, only to find it's a play-by-play of a dog walking across a yard. If he's a puppy, the unwritten rules of Snapchat state you officially get a year of snapchatting him as much as you please. If these snaps have been going on for upwards of four years though, it's time to cut down the dog snaps to maybe one per week, max.

8. The one who wants to be your #fitspo.

If one of your friends is suddenly a fitness freak, expect Snapchats of their sneakers on the track, or selfies in their workout gear on the reg. Science proves the workout doesn't burn calories if you don't let all of social media know that you worked out. Everyone knows that. Especially this girl or guy.

9. The foodie.

Similar to how a workout doesn't burn calories if it's not on Snapchat, science also proves that food doesn't taste as good if it's not on Snapchat. This person will snapchat every lobster roll, s'more, and home-cooked dinner they see this summer. Their ultimate goal is most likely to end up on @foodintheair on Instagram. But until their five minutes of fame, they'll have to stick to their Snapchat story and just pray that all their friends view it before its 24 hours is up.

Whether you're interning away or funemployed, rekindling your old high school love, burning 1,000 calories a day, or eating 1,000 calories a day, Snapchat ensures that all your closest 110 friends know. The keeping-in-touch game has been forever changed by Snapchat, so forget about texting your friends, or asking how their summers are going. Open up your Snapchat and see for yourself.

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I Woke up In The Middle Of The Night To Write About My Fears, They're Worse Than The Dark

One minute I'm thinking about what I want to do after college next thing I know I'm remembering the time I tried talking to a boy and choked on my spit.


It is one of those nights when I am tired, but for some reason, I can't seem to fall asleep. So, what do I do? I pull out my laptop, and I begin to write. Who knows where it will lead. It could lead to a killer article or something that does not make sense. I mean it is almost 2 A.M. In my mind, that's pretty late.

Anyways, let's do this thing.

Like many people, thoughts seem to pile up in my head at this time. It could be anything from a time when I was younger to embarrassing stories to wondering why I am "wasting" my time somewhere to thoughts about the future. All of these things come at me like a wildfire. One minute I'm thinking about what I want to do after college next thing I know I'm remembering the time I tried talking to a boy and choked on my spit.

The thought that is going through my mind as I write this is about the future. It's about the future of my fears. Let me explain. I have multiple fears. Some of my fears I can hide pretty well, others I am terrible at hiding. My fears may seem silly to some. While others might have the same fears. Shall we start?

1. My career

I don't know where to begin with this one. For as long as I can remember, my consistent dream job has been working in the world of sports, specifically hockey. A career in sports can be and is a challenging thing. The public eye is on you constantly. A poor trade choice? Fans are angry. Your team sucks? "Fans" are threatening to cheer for someone else if you can't get your sh*t together. You can be blamed for anything and everything. Whether you are the coach, general manager, owner, it does not matter. That's terrifying to me, but for some reason, I want to work for a team.

2. My family

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Failing with my family, whether that be the family I was born into or my future family, it terrifies me. I have watched families around me fall apart and I have seen how it has affected them. Relationships have fallen apart because of it. I have heard people talk about how much they hate one of their parents because of what happened. I don't want that.

3. Time

This could be a dumb fear. I'm not sure, but I fear time. With every minute that passes, I am just another minute closer to the end. With every day that passes that I am not accomplishing goals or dreams I have, I am losing precious time. It scares me to think of something horrible like "What if I die tomorrow because of something horrific?" or even worse, "What if I don't make it through today?" It's terrible, I know.

4. Forgetting precious memories

When I was younger, I had brain surgery. It is now much harder for me to remember things. I am truly terrified that I am going to forget things I will want to hold close to me forever, but I won't be able to. I am scared I'll forget about the little things that mean a lot. I'm afraid of forgetting about old memories that may disappear. I'm worried that I'll forget about something like my wedding day. That might seem out of this world, but it's a reality for me.

5. Saying "goodbye"

I hate saying bye. It is one of my least favorite things. Saying bye, especially to people I don't know when I'll see again, is a stab in the heart for me. I love my people so much. I love being around them. I love laughing with them. Thought of never having a hello with them again scares me beyond belief.

6. Leaving places that I love

Alright, let me start off by saying this- it takes a lot for me to love a place. It has to feel like home. It has to make me feel comfortable. It has to be a place I can go to and be myself. Thankfully, I have had and still have multiple places that are like that. I have also had places I could not wait to leave. I think that's why leaving places I love is so hard and something I fear so much. I am afraid I'll never get that place "back", for lack of a better term. I guess, I'm trying to say, it's like a piece of me is leaving as well.

These six things are just the start of my fears. Some of these might seem "dumb" or "ridiculous" to you, but for me, it's my life. These are the things that I think about the most. These are the things that feel like a pit in my stomach. These six things are parts of my life that mean a lot to me.

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The Peaceful melody of Alone-time

Talking to yourself isn't crazy, in fact it makes you more sane.


Spending time with a significant other brings joy, fun memories, and a feeling of love. Time with family brings a sense of comfort and grounding. Friends bring delight, laughter and good times. Time spent alone, it has no definition or specific feeling; a whole new level of intimacy and self-discovery.

Take a walk by yourself in a new place, foreign to you and silence your phone. Here, you place a dependency on your shoulders and a miniature escape from everything you think you know or feel comfortable with. Your mind will thrive in these peaceful lonesome moments. You'll begin to observe and assess, rather than speak and discuss others ideas. The foreign place gives you a fresh perspective on your thought process and how you take the scenes in helping unfold bits of your identity, untainted with others inputs.

Discussing ideas with others isn't wrong, on the contrary, it grows our minds and expands our knowledge. The purpose of the alone time is not to nourish that side of us, but rather to uncover our own truths and thought process. Our minds change and develop and create new perspectives, it's important to always keep up with it and to keep an honest relationship with the self.

The honesty can scare us, that's a gamble. Selecting yourself away from the noise grants us time for reflection and discussion within our minds. You'll begin to ask yourself things you didn't think mattered too much or things you've never specifically thought about. When the internal discussion grows, your mind will begin to think of the important things to you and assess how they fit in and what things no longer fit in. This time is essential to categorize your priorities and your worries and their solutions.

Besides the reflection, take the alone time to figure out what things truly entertain you. Enjoy a guilty pleasure film with your comfort beverage. Create positive moments for yourself purely based on your own likes with zero compromises for others. These simple moments are little keys that unlock further understanding on who we are as special individuals.

Please realize everyone needs alone time every once in a while. Not only should you grant this time to the people you love, but it should be an encouraged ritual. Let every person align their brain and take the time to test their worries and concerns.

This alone time is neither selfish or bizarre. In the novel Mrs. Dalloway, the main character always finds her ideas being disrupted by her surrounding environment. These distractions are everywhere the more we progress in the technological age. Now more than ever, people need time away from screens, people, vehicles and more time in nature where we find ourselves distracted by the natural Earth. Don't photograph how peaceful your alone time is, but simply live it and live in those moments you have allotted yourself to escape from all the things that cloud the mind.

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