Being an education major, I think about a lot of things whether it comes to assignments and other things. But the shower is where I do a lot of my thinking. Most of the time I think about school and things that associate with my major. So here are 10 things that in the past I have thought about when in the shower that pertains to my major.
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Let's be honest. College is the best time of your life for a lot of reasons, and maybe you should not tell your mom all of them when she calls. I can almost guarantee that you have used at least five of these, and the others — maybe you should try next time!
1. "I can't talk now, I'm in the library."
Typically used when the student is too hungover to talk.
2. "Gotta go now, I'm walking into class."
Then hit play on Netflix.
3. "I think it might be food poisoning."
Was it the food, or all of that alcohol? Your symptoms sound more like a hangover to me.
4. "No, I didn't just wake up."
It is 4 p.m. and, yes, you did.
5. "I need more money for laundry and food."
Meaning, "I need more money for things I don't think you will give me money for."
6. "I never skip class!"
When we use this one, it usually does not refer to anything before 11 a.m.
7. "I studied all night for that test!"
If by "studied all night" you mean you watched TV shows in the library, then, yes, all night.
8. "Everyone failed that test."
And by everyone, I mean me and my friend who did not go to sleep until 3 a.m.
9. "I'm walking home from breakfast with my friends."
Yeah, OK. You are just lucky she cannot see last night's outfit and the high heels you are carrying. We know where you have been.
10. "Potbelly's is a restaurant."
I mean, they may sell tacos, but I'm not sure I would call it a restaurant.
11. "I go to Cantina's for the Nachos."
I hope that is not the only reason but, hey, you do you.
12. "The $40 charge on the card from last Saturday? That was for school supplies!"
Yeah, right. It was for a new dress.
13. "Nobody goes out on weeknights, especially not me."
We all know grades come first, right?
14. "I can't remember the last time I went out!"
15. "I make my bed regularly"
About as often as I clean the bathroom.
16. "I did not say 'Margarita Monday,' I said I went to 'Margaret's on Monday'!"
Following the use of this lie, do not post any pictures on social media of you with a margarita.
17. "I use my meal plan, and eat in the dining hall all the time."
As you scarf down Chick-fil-A.
18. "I eat healthy!"
For those without a meal plan who have to grocery shop on their own, we all know you spend $2 on a 12-pack of Ramen noodles and the rest on a different kind of 12-pack.
19. "No, I don't have a fake ID."
OK, "John Smith," and where exactly in Wyoming are you from?
20. "I'm doing great in all of my classes."
We use this one because you cannot see our grades online, anymore.
21. "I did not wait until the last minute to start on this."
We all know that if you start a paper before 10 p.m. the night before it is due, you are doing something wrong.
Being a 13-year-old awkward middle school student is never easy. Growing up, I used to wish for someone older in my life who could give me advice that I needed to hear at the time. While my parents may have tried to give me advice, it probably would've been better received coming from someone closer to my age who I viewed as "cool" or looked up to. These words of truth and motivation are exactly what I needed to hear at 13 and sometimes what I need to hear now. Reflecting on this stage of my life has been very rewarding, and I hope you can do the same.
Asking someone to pray for you is good. Letting others speak into your life is good. Leaning on your friends shoulders is good. I cannot begin to tell you how many times I had to re-affirm my self that asking people to pray for me and to just be with me was okay to do. We were not created to be alone in our struggles.
This is who you ARE. Let yourself be your fun goofy self. Life doesn't have to be serious all the time
It's okay to ask to help, to be apart of what's cooking, to be a hand in anything that you can help doing.
You may hear lies that you are not good enough and that your worth is placed based upon your actions, but those voices are wrong.
Sister, there is NO need for a boy in your life. It will do nothing but shatter your heart and send you into a tornado of crazy emotions. Focus your attention on something else. Invest your time into friendships, find a hobby you enjoy, learn to do something new. Boys will always be there, and right now they should not be your main focus.
I know everyone has it, but you don't have to be like everyone else. The internet can easily consume all of your time and that is not okay. Put forth your time into things that are worth while.
You're not being lame, and your'e not being a bad friend. Telling others how you feel is a practice that will serve you well for the rest of your life. Don't be afraid of being honest- even if it's uncomfortable.
You are a mediator, and that is a gift, but you were not meant to have everyone's burdens placed upon your shoulders. If one of your friends is going through something serious, tell someone who is older and someone you can trust.
Your ethnicity and culture is beautiful. Learn to appreciate it and to learn more about it. Those who make fun of you are not worth your time. Don't let the words of other people dictate your feelings.
Material items will not satisfy you. Be thankful with what you have and be quick to offer generosity to those who have less than you.
Listen to what YOU want to listen to. You know what music will fill your soul with joy and what music will make you feel uneasy and gross. You are your own unique person- remember that.
Right now, it may be very hard to accept that God's plan for your life is the right one. He makes beautiful things out of you, just watch and see how He will grow you into love. Trust Him, it's worth it.
Even when you feel forgotten, unworthy, not good enough, broken, tired, and annoyed. You are loved beyond all measure. You are seen, you are not invisible, and you will become confident, bold, and strong.