Spring Break As Told By 'The Grinch'

Spring Break As Told By 'The Grinch'

And what happened, then? Well, on the beaches they speak that the students' withered brains grew three sizes that week.

The expenses of vacations is loathsome.

For college students, our weight is constantly fluctuating. For spring break, though, we are trying to keep our bods in tip top shape.

You're constantly trying to convince yourself of reasons why you shouldn't go on Spring Break.

Yet, you know if you don't go, you'll experience the worst FOMO and be bored out of your mind.

Imagining that moment when you finally get to show off your spring break bod you've been working on for months.

The perfect bathing suit is essential.

Don't forget to try on your bikini, though- just in case you've gained a few pounds since last summer.

Spring Break with your best friends might be dangerous, wild, or crazy; but most importantly: it will be unforgettable.

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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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25 Things in your life that You CAN Control

So many things are outside of our control, but here's what we can control.


"Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't." Powerful words, Steve Maraboli.

Life is hard- I get it. Even in my own life, there are things that I wish I could control, or people that I wish I could control. Lately, I've been trying to let it go, because after a while, stressing over the things that you can't control will make you go insane, and it will almost always lead to disappointment. There's no sense in worrying about the things we can't control, because, well, we have no control over them. Instead of stressing about the things out of your control, take power of your life and consider all the things you can control.

1. Your beliefs.

2. Your attitude.

3. Your thoughts.

4. Your perspective.

5. How honest you are.

6. Who your friends are.

7. What books you read.

8. How often you exercise.

9. Your diet.

10. What risks you take.

11. How you interpret situations.

12. How kind you are to others.

13. How kind you are to yourself.

14. How often you say "I love you."

15. How often you say "thank you."

16. How you express your feelings.

17. If you ask for help.

18. How often you smile.

19. How you spend your money.

20. How much time you spend worrying.

21. How often you think about the past.

22. Whether or not you judge others.

23. Whether or not you try again after a setback.

24. Who you surround yourself with.

25. How much you appreciate the things you have, and the people in your life.

There is no reason that you shouldn't be happy and lead a positive life. Change your thinking, change your life!

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