Why I Have Missed Living Close To A Sonic

6 Reasons Why I miss Living Close To A Sonic

I cry every time I go down south and I spot a Sonic.

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Before my family moved to Indiana, we lived in a small town in Kansas. Like many small towns, the area was surrounded by larger towns, but the closest larger town was close to 20 minutes away. In one of those towns, there was the absolute love of my life, Sonic. If you have never had Sonic, it is basically a drive-in restaurant that has the best, greasy food. I have been traveling a bit this summer, and every town I have passed through has at least one Sonic. I am living for it -- especially since the closest one at home is an hour and a half away. Here are my seven reasons why I miss living close to a Sonic.


1. Mozzarella Sticks

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Sonic has the most delicious mozzarella sticks I have ever eaten. If I could eat one thing for the rest of my life it would be their mozzarella sticks. They fry them so well and I'm getting hungry right now just thinking about them. I seriously crave their mozzarella sticks at the most random times, and let me just say they are always worth the late night run to get them.

2. Tater Tots

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If you have never had Sonic tater tots, you are not living! I love fries at any restaurant and rarely ever get tots when I go to a food place. Yet, here I am getting the crispiest tots I've ever consumed and sitting in my car ready to die because I am eating the best potato ever. If you love deep fried potatoes, you will love their tots.

3. Cherry Limeade Frozen

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Holy moly, these are good. Sonic has the best slushies ever, don't even @ me right now. They have so many different combinations you can make. Another really good one is their pina colada slushie. You can catch me sipping one of these. I do have a plan to come up with more combinations and shall keep you all updated on what combos I find delicious.

4. Sonic Blast

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Continuing the drink theme, their ice cream is so good! Especially their M&M Sonic Blast, which is superior to McDonald's M&M McFlurry in my opinion. I am a sucker for ice cream runs, and if there was a Sonic closer to me in Indiana, you best believe I would be there every time I had a craving for ice cream.

5. Hot Dogs

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I am very odd about my hot dogs, and I do not eat them from very many places. However, Sonic has some of the best hot dogs I have ever tried at any restaurant. If you like hot dogs from ball parks you must try their "All-American Dog". Also, you can get a corn dog for just 98 cents.

6. Chicken, Chicken, And More Chicken

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If you know me, you know that I love Chick-Fil-A, but I am also weird about my chicken. Sonic has the second best chicken (right after Chick-Fil-A of course). Their popcorn chicken has been one of my go-to's since I first went to Sonic, and it will continue to be my number one. Although, their burgers are also really good too.

No matter what, you can never go wrong at Sonic. Your body may hate you later, but it is very much worth it. The overall experience is super cool too. When I was younger, the Sonic servers would wear roller blades, and some Sonic's still have servers who do. Since moving to Indiana, our closest Sonic is about an hour and a half away, and (sorry not sorry) I do not feel like driving that far no matter how good the food is. I guess it is probably a good thing that there is not one so close to me, since I would be there almost every day. Overall, Sonic is it's own experience. Everyone should try it at least once. Right now, a Sonic sits just down the road from me, and I am going to take every opportunity I can to grab a slushie.

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To The Girl Who Isn't Graduating On Time, It Won't Feel Any Less Amazing When You Do

Graduating is something to be proud of no matter how long it takes you.

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To the girl who isn't graduating college "on time,"

I promise, you will get there eventually, and you will walk across that graduation stage with the biggest smile on your face.

You may have a different journey than the people you grew up with, and that is OKAY. You may have some twists and turns along the way, a few too many major changes, a life change, you may have taken most of a semester off to try to figure your life out, and you're doing the best you can.

Your family and your friends don't think less of you or your accomplishments, they are proud of your determination to get your degree.

They are proud of the woman you are becoming. They don't think of you as a failure or as someone any less awesome than you are. You're getting your degree, you're making moves towards your dreams and the life that you have always wanted, so please stop beating yourself up while you see people graduating college on time and getting a job or buying a car.

Your time will come, you just keep doing what you need to do in order to get on that graduation stage.

Your path is set out for you, and you will get there with time but also with patience. The place you're at right now is where you are supposed to be. You are going to thrive and you are going to be the best version of you when you graduate and start looking for a company that you will be proud to work for. Don't look on social media and feel less than, because at least you're still working towards your degree that you are finally passionate about. You will be prepared. You will be ready once the time comes and you cross the stage, move away, and start your journey in whatever field you're going into.

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College Can Be Difficult, But Trust Yourself, Girl

Life can throw you curveballs sometimes, and times can get tough, but it is SO important to pick yourself up and trust that you can do anything.

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I'll be honest, this school year was one of the hardest years of my life. There were lots of moments throughout the year that I just wanted to go home and get away from it all. I had to be reminded that I have been raised to try as hard as you possibly can, and I was doing that. It took some determination and time, but I didn't give up.

No matter how bad I felt, I stayed and persevered.

Now that I am home for the summer, I have been reminiscing on the past two semesters of school. At the beginning of the school year, I had a much different idea of how it would go. It was going to be "my year," but somehow while the year was going on, I felt that I had been completely wrong. It's easy to come to quick conclusions when life doesn't exactly go your way. Conclusions like "this year has been the worst year ever" and "I can never get a break" were often popping up in my head. My grades weren't where I wanted them, and I was surprised by a lot of occurrences that I never expected to happen (imagine a wild ride). I found out who my true friends are and who I could rely on, and luckily, my circle only grew. Being extremely extroverted, it was hard for me to get out and just do something. Being in this "rut" took a toll on me. I had to make those hard decisions about doing what was best for me in the long run instead of doing something just for the moment. Trust me when I say, this was NOT easy at all.

Through all the tears and change all around me, I decided to proceed to the finish line because I am NOT a quitter.

I decided that it was time for me to allow myself to fully, undeniably be me. I wanted to start doing the little things I enjoy again like working out, taking pictures, and simply just going out to do anything. I started forcing myself to take any opportunity that came my way, and it helped. One of the things that brought me so much joy was kickboxing – talk about therapeutic, people! Kickboxing at least three times a week helped my mood shift so much, and it was a start to seeing me again. I am so blessed with friends who would come over at, literally, any time of the day. Spending time with them helped me more than they could ever know. We did anything from just hanging out in my living room to splurging on a fun dinner. Through everything that I was doing daily, I was learning how to rely on myself. Looking back now, I have never really had to know what it felt like to rely mainly on myself. I did get so much help from my family and friends, but what good could their help do if I didn't want to help myself first?

Even though I felt like this was one of the worst years of my life, it taught me so much more than I ever expected. Looking back now, I grew so, so much. I learned how to smile when times get tough. I learned that it really is okay to not be okay sometimes, and it will be okay eventually. I learned that it's okay to ask for help because we weren't made to do life alone. Most importantly, I learned how to trust myself. My hope for anyone reading this, you will learn from my experience that the worst seasons get better. I am in such a good place right now because I never gave up, and I will continue to never give up. In a short amount of time, I am seeing how far I have come and how much I grew.

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