Everything You Need For Your College Dorm That You Can't Buy At Target

Everything You Need For Your College Dorm That You Can't Buy At Target

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You've seen all of the dorm packing lists articles, I'm sure. And those are important. You really do need those things.

But you also need to bring some things to college that you won't be able to find at Target. And they are just, if not much more, important:

1. Serenity

What does it look like? A halfway filled notebook. You're on your way, keep working and try not to worry about it too much,

2. Peace

Where do you feel at ease? Imagine this place.

You could also maybe unplug the coffee maker for a few days, unplug yourself from Facebook for the week. You have all you need without the things we use to fill up our cabinets- remember this.

3. Inspiration

The "law of attraction," the "power of prayer." Except good things and they will come. Vision boards are powerful reminders to keep working, hang up some pictures that inspire you.

4. Comfort

Comfort is more than a soft pillow. Comfort is feeling comfortable in your own skin. Respect yourself enough to let yourself be comfortable.

Bring things that make you feel free and authentic. Blue paint. A black dress. A pictures during a crazy time in your life.

5. Accountability

Bring things to school you want to keep up with. Maybe a new reading list, maybe a goal, maybe a yoga mat.

6. Smiles

These gifts are everything when meeting new people and seeing familiar faces around campus. Embrace your happiness- you're never too cool to show off all your teeth with a big smile.

7. Conversation

I always love hearing about friend's summers. Invite people into your room, fill the space with conversation rather than things.

8. Happiness

When my parents visited me in Firenze Italy we went to the Boboli Gardens. One of the most beautifully charming places. I have a picture of some vines wrapped around the path to create a curved structure above my dresser that I took that day. It serves the constant reminder of how capable we are of happiness.


With all this said, don't forget a comforter, pens, notebooks, underwear, etc. But something that I wish I knew 3 years ago when my parents drove me 14 hours down to college was that you have it all already.

Don't worry about how many pillows you have or if things match or look grown up or too grown up or whatever. Bring things that make you happy or serve a purpose and forget the rest. After doing this a few times, I know I feel best when I'm surrounded by art, books, and pictures of what I love. Make your room your own, but make sure after its decorated, the focus remains on what's inside you rather than the things inside your room.

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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3 AMAZING Reasons To Cheat On Your Significant Other

It's super easy!

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Sike. Gotcha.

1. There aren't any

Seriously? You actually thought I would condone this pathetic, childish, immature, unfaithful behavior? Shame on you.

If you were actually looking for reasons to cheat on your partner, thinking this link would help you, shame on you.

2. Don't be a piece of shit

Don't do it. Even if you think they deserve it because they cheated on you or YOU THINK they cheated, don't lower yourself to that asinine level. Be mature.

But if YOU are thinking about cheating, or currently are in any way, you're an ass. She/he can do SO much better without you. The best thing to do if you want to mess around with people that don't matter is just to leave. You're already in a different mind set, not caring about your S/O's feelings, so why drag them on? Be mature.

3. Leave them if they do

To those who have been cheated on but chose to stay with them: you're an idiot. I don't care what the circumstances are. If they cheated, you know they are fully capable of doing it again. If anything, they just figured out new ways to get away with it better or longer.

Get out of that shitty relationship.

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