Thoughts You Have When You're At The Beach

Thoughts You Have When You're At The Beach

How much are beach passes?

The beach, whether you are from New Jersey (like me) going to the Jersey Shore is always a must over the summer. Whether you are into the thrilling rides at Seaside Heights and Wildwood or enjoy the quiet beach like Asbury Park and Ocean Grove, the beach is where everyone from New Jersey mainly goes to in the summer. But like everyone we all have similar thoughts while being on your way to the beach, during your beach stay, and when you are leaving. Our thoughts as girls are usually similar and are probably going to be very relatable.

While you are on your way to the beach:

Wow there is almost no traffic on the Parkway! *10 seconds later runs into traffic*

This is how long an hour and a half is? I’m over it I just want to be on the beach already.

I wonder if it is going to be crowded.

Oh my gosh…I shaved my legs right? *checks legs* okay, I did.

How much are beach passes?

I’m not ready for the sand.

Those are just a few random thoughts that always pop into my head while I am in the car on my way to the beach. These are some thoughts I have while I am actually getting out of the car to the beach ready to set up.

I hate walking!

How much stuff did we even bring?

We have an umbrella right? I want shade.

I hope I don’t get a blister in these shoes.

The sun is starting to annoy me, I am not even halfway walking to the boardwalk and I am already sweating.

Oh my gosh, I am still not excited for the sand.

This sand is the death of me it is way too hot.

I just want to drop everything and run straight to the water!

Should I wear sunscreen? I hate how oily it makes my skin.

*puts sunscreen on* I am glad I did this.

I hope water does not get into my mouth

I hate seashells and rocks so much.

How come I can take cute pictures of my friends but every time they take a picture of me I look so weird?

When you finished your day at the beach usually you have a lot of small thoughts in your mind that never usually surface until really think about them, here are just a few that I have:

I packed everything right?

I am not ready to face dry sand again, wet sand is okay but dry sand is the worst.

I hate leaving the beach, this is my happy place.

I am going to stay in the shower for so long today.

I am not looking forward for this long ride home.

Did I seriously get this much sand on me?

Why is my skin so dry?

In my opinion, I feel like these are some thoughts if not some many of you can all laugh and reflect on. The beach is my favorite place to visit over the summer and a place I would love to live closer to. I hope these thoughts were all relatable somehow to anyone who loves the beach just as much as me!

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Happiness is having the best aunt in the world.

I know I don't say it enough, so let me start off by saying thank you.

You'll never understand how incredibly blessed I am to have you in my life. You'll also never understand how special you are to me and how much I love you.

I can't thank you enough for countless days and nights at your house venting, and never being too busy when I need you. Thank you for the shopping days and always helping me find the best deals on the cutest clothes. For all the appointments I didn't want to go to by myself. Thank you for making two prom days and a graduation party days I could never forget. Thank you for being overprotective when it comes to the men in my life.

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5​ Essentials To Creating The Most Relaxing Summer Yet

You don't need to go on a big vacation or spend a ton of money for your summer to be fun.


As summer approaches, every student is longing for the moments of relaxation, days of reclining in the sun, and a much-needed break from their studies. The following will guarantee the best summer break that will sustain memories, reduce boredom, and keep you refreshed and relaxed.

1. A polaroid or disposable camera. 

Memories are fun to create, but even better when you have something to look back on. Polaroid cameras have been popular recently and are a perfect way to snap photos at the beach. Although the film can get expensive, they make perfect keepsakes for you and your friends. An equally as great alternative are disposable film cameras. They can be purchased at most grocery stores or on Amazon, and they are easy to just throw in your bag! Always having one on hand will even increase the need for memory-making. Keeping a collection of photos from your summer is a great way to keep those moments alive.

2. Protecting your skin.

It is so important to protect your skin—especially the skin on your face. Using mineral sunscreen is a natural way to protect your skin from pollutants and UVA rays. Anytime you step outside, you are exposed to harmful sun exposure and air. Sunscreen should always be applied underneath makeup. Make it part of your routine to cover up with sun defense. A great and inexpensive one is by CeraVe. It is also important to remember to drink water while you are out in the sun.

3. A creative project. 

When boredom strikes, it is good to have something to fall back on. Picking up a new hobby like learning an instrument, painting, or flipping clothing can be fun ways to spend the days that you have nothing going on. Instead of spending hours on the couch watching Netflix, put your creativity toward something that makes you happy. Make a photo album from your summer, or journal. Chase after inspiration when you have nothing else to do.

4. A good book.

If you aren't taking classes in the summer, you should continue to expand your knowledge and learn new things. Having a goal of reading a few books over the summer is a good start. If you're not into reading, listen to an audiobook or a podcast. The best downtime comes from mindless escapes found in reading or in learning new information. Books can inspire and entertain, being the perfect item in your beach bag.

5. A mini vacation. 

Even if you are working all summer, it is necessary to still plan time to get away. Whether it's a quick road trip with your friends or a weekend exploring a new city, getting outside and spending time away from the year's normal routine will be enough. You don't need to go a huge vacation to the coast or some tropical destination, just do something small with your friends or family. Your summer will feel more successful even if you take a little bit of time off and do something.

There is so much to fill your summer with. It will only be as good as you make it, so remember to take time to relax and go outside! It doesn't take a lot of time and money to make summer great, just a little creativity and spontaneity.

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