The Struggles Of Being An Indecisive College Girl

17 Struggles Of The Typical — Wait, I Mean Not-So-Typical — Wait! I Mean Indecisive College Girl

"What do you want to eat?" "I don't know. You pick."

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Raise your hand if you never know what you want to eat. Do your friends ask you to pick a place to meet at but you can never decide where to go? Do you almost low-key dread picking anything? Figuring out what to wear can be a total drag. You try on several different outfits and then finally decide to wear what you had on yesterday. Yea, I'm sure many of us have been there and done that.

Slowly, you've learned to cope with your indecisiveness and you know that overcoming it is a work in progress. If you've ever been called indecisive at some point in your life, you can definitely relate to these struggles.

1. You get labeled as indecisive by everyone.

You are known as the one who can't decide on anything.

2. You're known as the one who is OK with everything.

You're just a go with the flow kind of person.

3. People tell you to decide as a way to mess with you.

It's like people love watching you freak out over a decision.

4. You spend hours and yes, I mean hours trying to decide what you're going to wear. 

It's a battle you face almost daily, but you always end up in the same old outfit.

5. Shopping can be a total nightmare.

Shopping is always an adventure for you and the lucky person who goes with you...

6. You get to the store and then decide you don't' really need anything. 

You've just wasted a trip to the store. Great.

7. You finally buy something and then wish you hadn't. 

Buyers regret always comes back to haunt you.

8. You get in your car just to decide you'd rather stay home.

Then, later on you wish you had gone out. It's a vicious cycle.

9. The word decision can make your stress level skyrocket. 

How can one word freak someone out so badly?

10. You never know what to ask for when it comes to your birthday or Christmas. 

You don't know what to ask for, so you tell people you don't want anything.

11. You start and stop watching several shows on Netflix.

You know you need to finish at least one series of a show.

12. You can NEVER pick a place to eat at for dinner. 

Suddenly, your mind goes blank, and you can't think of anything. WHY?

13. Menus with more than one page are the worst. 

Why does there have to be so many options? You know you're just going to get the same thing every time.

14. You find yourself saying 'it doesn't matter to me' numerous times a day. 

Why say that when it actually does matter? The struggle is real.

15. Your go to phrase is 'how about both?'

Picking both options is much easier than choosing one. It's plain and simple.

16. You rarely listen to a song all the way before skipping to the next one. 

It drives people crazy who are in the car with you.

When you meet a fellow indecisive individual, it is the best and worst thing ever.

Finally, someone who can relate to you, but now, neither of you will many decisions.

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30 First-Apartment Essentials College Kids Forget To Buy At Target And Later Order On Amazon

Don't wait until you need to take something out of the oven to realize that you don't have any oven mitts.

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If you're anything like I am, you're beyond excited to start planning and shopping for your first apartment. It's easy to get wrapped up in the fun stuff for your first apartment, trust me, as a former Bed Bath & Beyond employee I could spend hours wandering through shower curtains and bedding.

Before you get too carried away there are just some essential things that you'll need, but they aren't as much fun to pick out. Don't wait until you need to take something out of the oven to realize that you don't have any oven mitts, because I really don't see that ending well for you (I may or may not know that from personal experience).

1. Oven mitts

Gets those oven mitts because the sleeve of your sweater might seem like it will work, but I'm living proof that it won't, most sweaters have holes.

2. Trash bags

Don't wait until you need to throw something away to realize you don't have them.

3. Hand soap

It's not like a dorm bathroom where the maintenance staff refills a soap dispenser that's drilled into the wall. You're on your own kid.

4. Toilet paper

Again, no staff replacing it for you. Stay on top of it and make sure you always replace an empty roll, especially if you have roommates.

5. Water filter or pitcher

This one depends on whether your water is safe to drink or not, but be prepared. You don't want to move in under the summer sun only to realize you don't have any drinkable water at your snazzy new pad.

6. Tools

Hammers, screwdrivers, all that jazz. If you're moving in some furniture you're probably going to need tools to put it together.

7. Lighting

You don't want to be unpacking and stumbling around a new space in the dark your first night. Know what lighting is built in and where you might need to add some light.

8. Silverware organizer

Ok, so you probably remembered to pack the silverware, but do you really want to throw it all in a pile in a drawer? That's a good way to grab the wrong end of a knife by accident, maybe get some dividers to keep your silverware nice and sorted.

9. Dish towels

Most people think about bath towels, but if you're not used to having a kitchen you might not have thought of dish towels. You're going to need those when you're whipping up your favorite dinner.

10. Measuring cups

I'm a huge advocate for estimating and guessing in the kitchen, but if you're baking anything at all you should probably at least have some measuring utensils as a guide.

11. Bottle opener and corkscrew

You're going to want to crack open a drink and celebrate your first night in the new place. Wouldn't it be a buzzkill if you couldn't even get the drinks open?

12. Sponges

You have to be able to clean the counters and the dishes when you're done being an expert chef!

13. Paper towels

Spills happen, and you don't always want to clean them with your nice towels.

14. Toilet plunger

It's one of those things you never really think about... that is, until you need one.

15. Air freshner

You know, for after you use the toilet plunger.

16. Extension cords

You probably have a larger space than you're used to, sometimes those cords that come with all your new electronics just aren't quite long enough.

17. Utensil container

A little round pot or bucket is the perfect place to put all of your kitchen utensils. Things like spatulas and whisks will take up space in your drawers and create clutter. Plus, keeping them out makes them easier to grab when you're whipping up some food.

18. Batteries

There's nothing worse than getting your new TV all set up and realizing you can't use the remote.

19. Curtains

If you need darkness to sleep, you want to make sure you get those bedroom curtains up and ready to roll.

20. Toilet bowl brush

Sorry, but I'm certainly not reaching in there with my hands.

21. Ice cube trays

To keep you cool as a cucumber during this stressful time.

22. Can opener

Try prying a can open with your hands. I dare you.

23. Stain remover

For when you try to pry the can open with your hands and manage to spray tomato sauce all over yourself.

24. Carbon monoxide/Smoke detectors

Cause we don't want any tragedies here.

25. Collander

We both know you will be making pasta every night, so you're going to need to drain it.

26. Coasters

You definitely don't want to ruin your super fancy new Ikea table.

27. Dry erase board

No need to argue over who should take out the trash, just make sure to write down everyone's chores.

28. Underbed storage

On a college budget there's no way you can expect a walk-in closet, those clothes and shoes will have to go somewhere.

29. Drying rack

For when the dryer in your building inevitably stops working.

30. Step stool

If you're short, like me, you need a little help reaching that top shelf.

Hopefully this list has helped you feel a little more prepared to move into your first apartment. The decorating and planning is so much more enjoyable when you know you have all of your bases covered. I wish you the best of luck with your first major endeavor in the world of adulting!

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The Struggles Of Acting On Emotion Versus Logic

If not handled in a healthy way, you could hurt someone you care about.

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As human beings, we will always have reactionary responses when faced with conflict, action, or certain circumstances. It is up to us to make the choice of how we react, but based on who you are, you are either more emotional or logical.

As a person who acts off emotion in the moment, it can do more harm than good if you don't know how to control it. It can cause you to lash out at someone you care about, say things you may regret later, or only look at the present moment instead of seeing how this could affect the future.

All of this being said, acting off emotion can be good too. It means that you are more empathetic than the average person. Having empathy means that you have the capability to understand the emotions and feelings of other people. When an emotional person is in a healthy and good state of mind, they can handle conflict very well, and be there for other people.

For someone who tends to act off logic, this can look much different for you. Using logic to deal with life can make you come off as more stable, however, it can cause the following you to not be able to emotionally understand someone else, be defensive, and be unable to express how you are really feeling through words or actions.

I have had many interactions with people who are more logical rather than emotional. They handle stress very well, however, they can come off as rude or as if they don't care about you when in reality they just are unable to express how they feel. If not handled well, this kind of interaction can end friendships, partnerships, and relationships.

Every personality is different, but anyone can fall into one of these two categories. People who are more on the emotional side need to take reign of their emotions and use this gift of empathy that they possess to help impact those around them and help other people feel heard and understood. On the other hand, people who fall into the logical side need to be able to healthily express how they feel so they can get their point across in the kindest way and help others to see their side of things in a way that makes sense.

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