Remember, Your Parents Will Always Love You

Remember, Your Parents Will Always Love You

Your parents just want to know that you're still alive
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This one is for all of the parents of college students, remember that your parents love you. I can't count the amount of times that I have lashed out at my mom for "nagging" me whenever I was stressed. They love you, and they mean the best their questions about how dark it is, are you walking alone and whether or not you're eating are just because they want to make sure you're safe its not like they can cook you meals and ship them to you every day but with how cafeteria food is boy do I wish. What I wouldn't give for some of my mimi's broccoli casserole once a week or maybe just some baked beans. Parents have trouble letting go, especially when their child is going through the most stressful time of their life and they can't be there to "hold their hand" or make sure that they're physically ok and mentally stable. It's not that they want to know everything you do daily, but they do want to know that you're remembering to help yourself and not just hanging out with friends and neglecting any sense of responsibility or drive for your class work i.e. me freshman year.

I know guys, that sometimes you just don't want to hear another "are you ok?" or "what's for lunch today?" but also remember ignoring them won't make it any better if anything they only get upset and then you have to hear about that too. Remember to give them a hug when you can, and a call once a week doesn't kill anybody even I am guilty of this. We all just want to live life and sometimes we forget that our parents still need to know that we're alive for one and not just by our Facebook pictures. Being a student begins to become overwhelming and the people that support us have our back, so we have to remember to have theirs. Those three little words can change how a day goes, and parents have just as much stress attempting to fund our college as we do attempting to make it through.

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12 Symptoms You Get When You're Addicted To Chick-Fil-A

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Chick-fil-A, I love you.

Truett Cathy, I owe you my life.

If you love Chick-fil-A, you truly have withdrawals when you're away from it. You may suffer from these symptoms, just like I do.

1. No other breakfast will compare to CFA's.

2. No other fast food joint has hash brown's like CFA's.

3. When you go on vacation, you type in Chick-fil-A to see if there is one nearby.

4. If there isn't, you eat it as soon, I am talking, like, the second, you get back from vacation.

5. You truly don't understand how people "get tired of Chick-fil-A"

6. Besides the occasional change up on Sunday's, CFA is always your number choice of fast food.

7. You legitimately crave it more on Sunday's.

8. Nothing on the menu seems gross to you.

9. Yet, you seem to get the same thing every time you go.

10. Their ice cream is literally the b o m b.

11. You defend CFA to any and every hater.

12. CFA is probably your actual one true love.

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4 Breakfast Spots Near The University of Kentucky That Will Actually Get You Out Of Bed In The Morning

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If you're a breakfast foodie like I am, you know that is an absolute priority to find the most popular breakfast spots despite the city you may be in. You don't want to visit the touristy and basic restaurants that everyone else goes to, but instead, you are determined to uncover the locations that are the best of the best. Most foodies will go to great lengths to discover these places. As a University of Kentucky student and major foodie, I have searched all over Lexington to find my favorite places to visit on Saturday and Sunday mornings. This took my entire first semester and many trips to the ATM, but today, I am now blessed to say that I am a regular at all 4 of these incredible breakfast spots.

1. The Great Bagel

The Great Bagel is one of my all-time favorite restaurants to visit on Sunday mornings. The restaurant offers a variety of bagel sandwiches and freshly squeezed orange juice, and it makes for the perfect early morning start to a day filled with homework or relaxation.

2. Chocolate Holler

Though not a true restaurant, Chocolate Holler is one of the most popular coffee shops near the University of Kentucky. Because it is only a 3-minute drive from campus, Chocolate Holler is always buzzing with UK students who come to socialize or study. The coffee shop is most well known for its chocolaty drinks and the music is great there, too!

3. Stir Krazy

Stir Krazy is a local smoothie bar down the street that serves protein shakes, smoothies, and tea. Though It only consists of these three beverages, the shakes at Stir Krazy are enough to fill you up for breakfast or lunch. Each shake or smoothies range from 200 to 250 calories and serves as the perfect energizer before a workout or a filling recovery drink after a workout.

4. La Madeleine

La Madeleine is a French breakfast and lunch cafe conveniently located on campus (and only a 30-second walk from my dorm). Their breakfast is served all day long and their croissants are to die for. I highly recommend building your own omelet for the most fulfilling experience. Not to mention, their iced caramel macchiatos are a great refresher on the side.

No matter which city, state, or country I am currently in, I make it my mission to eat as a local would. In Lexington, Kentucky, these four breakfast spots are guaranteed provide you with a plethora of different types of food to get you through even the worst cases of morning hunger. Though these places are my current favorites, I am now looking forward to containing the search for more breakfast restaurants, cafes, and juice bars throughout my next four years in this city.

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