The Boyband That Has me Wrapped Around Their Fingers

The Boyband That Has me Wrapped Around Their Fingers

Yes, that is a picture of me participating in a fan project on Twitter back in 2012. Fans were trying to get them to come to Wisconsin and in 2015 they brought their "On The Road Again Tour" to Miller Park!!
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It's been 6 years since I clearly remember hearing "What Makes You Beautiful" on the radio going to the midnight showing of a movie and that very moment is when it began.

I feel in love with One Direction and watched the video over and over again. I felt like I needed to be on twitter for every single live video they did. I had to be on the couch at the start of when they were on any TV show such as ICarly, Saturday Night Live and many more. I counted down the days every time they had a date set to release a video, movie, new single and album. I even woke up all hours in the night (even on school nights) just to be up for the premier of a single that would come out at 12 p.m. England time.

I clearly remember my parents telling me it's just a boyband, you will get over it as if it was just a phase. Well, sorry mom and dad but it was never a phase and it is still not!

I joked around with my parents the Christmas of 2012 that I was gonna ask for One Direction tickets but I never wrote it on my list because as much as I wanted to see them I knew tickets are not cheep. But sure enough my parents created a scavenger hunt on Christmas morning, leading me to the one gift I was so appreciative of and still am. Tickets to their "Take Me Home Tour 2013" in Chicago.

Let me tell you, I cried when I got the tickets and I cried when they came on stage. But who am I kidding I cried at the next two concerts in 2014 and 2015. Also every time my parents gave me something with their faces on I would just cry uncontrollably.

I idolize them and I cherish them because for some reason they played a big part in my life. So whether you were a fan of, The Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, 98 Degrees, The Wanted, Big Time Rush...ect. You probably know what I am talking about.

The One Direction boys are currently doing solo projects and I support them in every which way. I buy their singles, albums and attempt to get concert tickets for their solo show (I already have them for Niall). As great as this is, it is still upsetting not to see them as a band.

2012 was the time to be alive, it was the hike of their career and they continued to thrive. They were the biggest boy band, bigger than the Beatles. If you knew me in 2012 and even now, you know I did not shut up about One Direction. I mean, I did walk around my house singing "What Makes You Beautiful" 24/7.

I have to thank them though because with out them, I would not be as big of a fangirl as I am. I love my fangirl side and many people do not see it unless I am completely comfortable around you. It also started my love for music and concerts. It is why I want to work within the entertainment industry today.

Here is the thing, you can tell me that One Direction won't get back together after their solo projects. You can hit me will all the facts leading to NSYNC and how they went on a break and never came back. But that doesn't mean I will believe you, it doesn't mean I will agree with you.

I will tell you, they will be back together and I have high hopes of it. I will be front and center when they get back together. Whether I am 20 at the time or 30, I will be there. If they do not get back together, I will be hurt but not as much as I was when they first announced the break. Because I know deep down that they are not going any where I still have their solo music and everything that comes with it.

The memories I carry of them being in a band will never go away and my love for them will not either.

It was never a phase and never will be.

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9 Eligible Princes You Need To Know About Now That Prince Harry Is Off The Market

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Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too young to start thinking about that. Fortunately, there are plenty of other countries with plenty of other princes that are still eligible bachelors at the moment. Lucky for you, I did my research and compiled a list of all the eligible princes you need to know about know that Prince Harry has tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

1. Prince Louis of Luxembourg (31)

Prince Louis is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. He has recently become a bachelor again after his separation with his wife of 10 years, Princess Tessy.

Fun Fact: He graduated from Richmond, The American International University of London with a BA in Communications. He can also speak Luxembourgish (the fact that's even a language is fun fact by itself), French, German, and English fluently.

2. Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg (26)

Prince Sebastien is the youngest child of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, so if you marry him, you'll probably never actually be queen because he's pretty far removed from the throne. However, he's relatively young and single, so best of luck.

Fun Fact: For some bizarre reason, this prince actually went to college in Ohio. He played rugby and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. Now, he is back in his home country and is an officer in the Luxembourg Army.

3. Prince Phillipos of Greece and Denmark (34)

You read that correctly, Prince Phillipos is the prince of not one, but two countries. He is the youngest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece and Denmark. Unfortunately, Greece abolished their monarchy, so he's a prince in name only there.

Fun Fact: Like Prince Sebastien, Prince Phillipos also went to college in the United States. He earned his B.A. in foreign relations from Georgetown University in 2008. Fortunately, for us American girls, he is actually still living in the US and he works in New York City as an analyst at Ortelius Capital.

4. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (34)

Ever heard of Thurn and Taxis? No? Me neither. Anyways, Prince Albert is from the House of Thurn and Taxis, which is essentially a very old German aristocratic family. He is the son of Prince Johannes XI of Thurn and Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schonburg Glauchau. His family is well known for their breweries and castles, so unless you're gluten-free, you can't really complain.

Fun Fact: He's not just a prince. He's also a racecar driver and 10 years ago he was ranked 11th on Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals.

5. Prince Mateen of Brunei (26)

Prince Mateen is basically like all the guys you already know, except he's royalty. He's the prince of Brunei, which is a small country on the island of Borneo, south of Vietnam. He is one of the five sons of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and he also has seven sisters. Maybe that's a little different than the guys you know, but one thing he takes very seriously, just like most frat guys, is his Instagram.

Fun Fact: Mateen enjoys playing polo, flying in his private plane, cuddling cute wild animals, and keeping up his Insta game with 890k followers. You can follow him @tmski.

6. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (35)

Sheikh Hamdan also has a killer Instagram with 6.3 million followers. Anyways, Sheikh Hamdan is the billionaire crown prince of Dubai and the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and essentially the king of Dubai (Emir). He's actually next in line for the throne because his older brother died in 2015.

Fun Fact: Hamdan's hobbies include skydiving, zip lining, and diving, just to name a few, so if you're an adrenaline junkie, Sheikh Hamdan is the prince for you.

7. Prince Hussein of Jordan (23)

Prince Hussain is the son of the extremely beautiful, Queen Rania and Abdullah II of Jordan and next in line for the Jordanian throne. At 23, he's already a second lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces and he was the youngest person ever to chair a UN Security Council Meeting


Fun Fact: Like Prince Phillippos, Prince Hussain also graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. Also, like Prince Mateen and Prince Hamdan, he's Insta famous with 1.3 million followers and you can follow him @alhusseinjo.

8. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (19)

Like Prince Phillipos, Prince Constantine-Alexios also has two countries. Lucky for us though, he is also living in the US right now attending Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (like pretty much every other prince, amirite?) He is the oldest son of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.

Fun Fact: He's Prince William's godson, so that's pretty neat. However, if that wasn't cool enough, you might like to know that this Greek/Danish prince was actually born in New York. Oh yeah, you can also follow him on Instagram @alexiosgreece where he has 88.7k followers.

9. Prince Joachim of Belgium (26)

Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este is the third child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium. Although he bears the title, "Prince of Belgium," he is also Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, and Prince of Modena. Unfortunately, he'll probably never actually be king in any of these countries as he is ninth in line to the Belgian throne.

Fun Fact: Prince Joachim has degrees in economics, management, and finance, but he decided to join the Nautical School in Brugge after completing college and is currently an officer in the Belgian Navy.

Hope is not lost for all you girls dreaming of finding a Prince Charming that's literally a prince. After reviewing the data, my best advice is to transfer to Georgetown where princes are basically around every corner.

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Watching 'Grey's anatomy' Made Me Want To Be A Surgeon

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Medicine has become my biggest fantasy and passion.

Two years ago I wanted to be a preformer and be on stage. All I wanted was to be in the spotlight and act. But here I am two years later descending into my journey of med school.

My sophomore year of high school I started watching "Grey's Anatomy." Honestly I just wanted to know what all of the hype was about. After the first season I was obsessed with not only the show but with medicine.

I have watched every single episode of Grey's and have studied a lot of what the show offers. I have also studied what isn't accurate and what is.

While watching Grey's I discovered that the aspect of being able to help others by fixing injuries and illness interested me.

So at the beginning of my junior year I started in a health science class. In this class we studied everything from anatomy to the ethics of working in health care. Sitting through this class was the most exciting part of my day. Even though this was the hardest class on my schedule to me it was the easiest. Learning the anatomy part was actually the best part of the class along with the medical terminology.

Being able to go into a doctor's office or hospital and be able to understand what was being said to you. I have another year left of this class and I can't be more excited. This class was not only extremely helpful about learning about the body and health care, but it was also fun. Going to class every day and being able to be extra invested in what I was learning was a totally new experience.

I also started my college classes in my junior year so that I can be ahead of the game and get into Med school sooner. My first class was Psychology 101. This class helped me see the other side of medicine and helped me to be able to understand the patient's point of view. I am really glad that I was able to take this opportunity and be able to get ahead. By the time I graduate from high school, I will be half way to my associate's in surgical technology. This will be the first stepping stone to getting into the hospital while still being in school.

It wasn't until a few months into my journey when things really started to feel real. Just last month, I finished my first college class which was not as hard as I was expecting. The day after the class ended was when I realized that this was really happening.

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