10 Signs You're A Badass Tomboy And Couldn't Care Less About People Who Think It's Weird

10 Signs You're A Badass Tomboy And Couldn't Care Less About People Who Think It's Weird

Every cool girl is half boy.

No matter what age you are, somethings from our childhood never change.

Growing up, I was very shy and had a hard time making friends. I learned pretty quickly in my young age that boys are easier to talk to and really don't care if you're socially awkward if you can talk about the things they like. Since a majority of my friends growing up were boys, I was not a fan of anything girly.

From the age of 6-12, I was one of the guys meaning I resented anything that was considered "girly". From 13 to present day, I have since left behind the thought process that anything girly is stupid and have embraced my feminine tendencies. While I am a little more "girly" now, I am still a tomboy in some ways. Here are a few things every girl who has a bit of badass tomboy in her relates to.

1. You can do anything a boy can do.

Damn straight! Whether it be video games, sports, chugging contests, racing, or any other male-dominated past time, you can do it just as good as they can and you won't let anyone tell you differently.

2. All your friends are mainly boys.

If your friends are mainly boys, you start to pick up their mannerisms. You help them say the right things to the girls they like, they help you come up with the best comeback when your girlfriends are being dramatic. Honestly, if you don't have guy friends I strongly suggest you find some because no one will ever protect you or give it to you as straight as your guy friends will.

3. You prefer pants over skirts/dresses.

Sure dresses and skirts are cute, but man do they limit your freedom. If you need to bend down in a dress, you have to do the side crouch so no one can see up your dress/skirt. In a dress/skirt, you also need to keep your knees together as well. Pants, on the other hand, give you the freedom to move without giving it a second thought.

4. You laugh when anyone is afraid to bait a hook or shoot a gun.

Sissys! It's a little worm, sure it's a little bloody at first but nothing more than a minor cut would bleed. Also, shooting a gun is not scary if you know how to properly handle one and in today's society that is a critical skill to learn. Man up!

5. You're super competitive especially when it comes to sports.

Whether it's watching or playing sports you are fully committed to it. Much like #1, you can do anything a guy can do attitude follows into the sports realm. You aren't afraid to cross check, kick, shove, and tackle anyone as long as it helps you win. Winning is the goal and you aren't afraid of the blood, sweat, and tears that usually comes along with taking on the guys in any contact sport.

6. You don't really get along with girls.

Chicks = Drama. Guys are the BEST at letting things go or addressing issues immediately. They rarely let things stew to the point of screaming at you randomly when you do something that triggers the emotions like a lot of girls do. Also, guys make great listeners and they aren't afraid to be blunt. I'm not saying all girls are hard to be friends with, sometimes its just easier to talk to guys.

7. You prefer action films over chick flicks.

If you have to pick a movie, chances are you're going to pick The Godfather or Jason Bourne over The Notebook. Chick flicks are all the same while action movies know how to keep you entertained and guessing for hours.

8. You're not the best at makeup.

You try but you're no Kylie Jenner. You'd rather be outside playing baseball than sitting and taking the time to perfect the art of contouring. As long as you got the basics such as mascara and lip gloss on, you're set.

9. Pink is one of the worst colors to ever exist.

It's bright and screams girly. You can think of 20 other colors you'd rather use/wear other than pink because who really likes that bright feminine color? After all, if Paris Hilton (the ultimate Barbie) wears this color all the time why would you want to be caught dead in something she wears?

10. You swear like a sailor sometimes.

Chances are if you hang around the guys all the time, you've picked up on their explicit vocabulary. You grow immune to it over time and find it does properly portray your anger and frustration sometimes. The downside is, you forget how much you swear because of your immunity and that can sometimes cause issues of when it is and is not appropriate to use curse words.

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To The Nursing Major During The Hardest Week Of The Year

I know that no grade can possibly prove what kind of nurse you will be. I know that no assignment will showcase your compassion. I know that no amount of bad days will ever take away the empathy inside of you that makes you an exceptional nurse.


To the Nursing Major During Finals Week,

I know you're tired, I know you're stressed, and I know you feel like you can't go on. I know that no part of this seems fair, and I know you are by far the biggest critic of yourself. I know that you've thought about giving up. I know that you feel alone. I know that you wonder why in the world you chose one of the hardest college majors, especially on the days it leaves you feeling empty and broken.

But, I also know that you love nursing school. I know your eyes light up when you're with patients, and I know your heart races when you think of graduation. I know that you love the people that you're in school with, like truly, we're-all-in-this-together, family type of love. I know that you look at the older nurses with admiration, just hoping and praying that you will remain that calm and composed one day. I know that every time someone asks what your college major is that you beam with pride as you tell them it's nursing, and I know that your heart skips a beat knowing that you are making a difference.

I know that no grade can possibly prove what kind of nurse you will be. I know that no assignment will showcase your compassion. I know that a failed class doesn't mean you aren't meant to do this. I know that a 'C' on a test that you studied so. dang. hard. for does not mean that you are not intelligent. I know that no amount of bad days will ever take away the empathy inside of you that makes you an exceptional nurse.

I know that nursing school isn't fair. I know you wish it was easier. I know that some days you can't remember why it's worth it. I know you want to go out and have fun. I know that staying up until 1:00 A.M. doing paperwork, only to have to be up and at clinicals before the sun rises is not fair. I know that studying this much only to be failing the class is hard. I know you wish your friends and family understood. I know that this is difficult.

Nursing school isn't glamorous, with the white lab coat and stethoscope. Nursing school is crying, randomly and a lot. Nursing school is exhaustion. Nursing school is drinking so much coffee that you lose track. Nursing school is being so stressed that you can't eat. Nursing school is four cumulative finals jam-packed into one week that is enough to make you go insane.

But, nursing school is worth it. I know that when these assignments are turned in and finals are over, that you will find the motivation to keep going. I know that one good day of making a difference in a patient's life is worth a hundred bad days of nursing school.

Keep hanging in there, nursing majors. It'll all be worth it— this I know, for sure.

So, if you have a nursing major in your life, hug them and tell them that you're proud of them. Nursing school is tough, nursing school is scary, and nursing school is overwhelming; but a simple 'thank-you' from someone we love is all we need to keep going.


A third-year nursing student who knows

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To The High School Graduating Seniors

I know you're ready, but be ready.



I am not going to say anything about senioritis because I was ready to get out of there and I'm sure you are too; however, in your last months living at home you should take advantage of the luxuries you will not have in a college dorm. The part of college seen in movies is great, the rest of it is incredibly inconvenient. It is better to come to terms with this While you still have plenty of time to prepare and enjoy yourself.

Perhaps one of the most annoying examples is the shower. Enjoy your hot, barefoot showers now because soon enough you will have no water pressure and a drain clogged with other people's hair. Enjoy touching your feet to the floor in the shower and the bathroom because though it seems weird, it's a small thing taken away from you in college when you have to wear shoes everywhere.

Enjoy your last summer with your friends. After this summer, any free time you take is a sacrifice. For example, if you want to go home for the summer after your freshman year and be with your friends, you have to sacrifice an internship. If you sacrifice an internship, you risk falling behind on your resume, and so on. I'm not saying you can't do that, but it is not an easy choice anymore.

Get organized. If you're like me you probably got good grades in high school by relying on your own mind. You think I can remember what I have to do for tomorrow. In college, it is much more difficult to live by memory. There are classes that only meet once or twice a week and meeting and appointments in between that are impossible to mentally keep straight. If you do not yet have an organizational system that works for you, get one.

I do not mean to sound pessimistic about school. College is great and you will meet a lot of people and make a lot of memories that will stick with you for most of your life. I'm just saying be ready.

-A freshman drowning in work

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