17 Things To Write About When You Have Major Writer's Block

17 Things To Write About When You Have Major Writer's Block

Other than a text to your Editor in Chief.
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We've all been there. It's 4:27, you have an article due at 5:00, and your history professor won't stop teaching long enough for you to create a coherent sentence - much less write a whole article! Sure, maybe you should've left yourself some more time, but you didn't. So now what do you do? What can you write about?

I've got you covered.

1. How a club/class/experience changed you for the better

Maybe it was your first psychology course or the first concert you ever went to - the world would love to know either way!

2. A list of texts you send your dad/sister/best friend

When you're away from home, on vacation, just trying to live your life, whatever!

3. A life lesson you've learned

Chances are if it benefitted you, it can benefit everyone else too.

4. An unlikely friendship that makes your life great

How'd you meet? Why are they so awesome? Tell us everything!

5. Why people should come to your school

Transfer students! High school students! Graduate students! Incoming students! We want you all!

6. A list of songs for a tailgate/birthday party/girls' night in

If you can make a playlist that can put all other's to shame, flaunt it!

7. Why everyone should major in what you're majoring in

You love it! We should too!

8. Why NO ONE should major in what you're majoring in

It's horrible, but you're a senior and you can't get out! Warn us all now!

9. The perks of going to a liberal arts college

Because there are SO many!

10. Why rescuing animals is so important

As if this needs any elaboration...?

11. Reasons you should Go Greek

Or reasons you shouldn't Go Greek, whatever floats your boat!

12. Things to stay far away from on a Friday night

Take it how you wish. You can definitely get a good 600+ word article out of this one.

13. Why college basketball games are so much more fun than high school football games ever were

Or any high school sport really. Honestly, how did we think high school was so great?

14. How to know a college pal will stick around forever

Try to explain that gut feeling - it's easy once you start!

15. Ways to keep in touch with your friends from high school

Or reasons to drop them all?

16. Why you should go to college close to home

Aside from all of the extra love, you will NEVER struggle.

17. A list of things to write about when you have writer's block

Now your wheels should be turning! Take this list and make something great from it!

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22 New Things That I Want To Try Now That I'm 22

A bucket list for my 22nd year.

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"I don't know about you but I'm feelin' 22," I have waited 6 long years to sing that and actually be 22! Now 22 doesn't seem like a big deal to people because you can't do anything that you couldn't do before and you're still super young. But I'm determined to make my 22nd year a year filled with new adventures and new experiences. So here's to 22.

1. Go sky diving.

What's crazier than jumping out of a plane? (Although I'll probably try indoor skydiving first.)

2. Go cliff jumping/diving.

I must be the only Rhode Islander who hasn't gone to Jamestown and jumped off a cliff.

3. Ride in a hor air balloon.

Up, up and away.

4. Try out skiing.

Cash me in the next Olympics, how bout dat.

5. Try out snow boarding.

Shawn White, I'm coming for you.

6. Go bungee jumping.

Because at least this time I'll be attached to something.

7. Go to Portugal.

I mean I'm Portuguese so I have to go at some point, right?

8. Go to Cape Verde.

Once again, I'm Cape Verdean so I have to go.

9. Vist one of the seven wonders of the world.

I mean hey, Egypt's on, my bucket list.

10. Try out surfing.

It's only natural that somebody from the Ocean State knows how to surf.

11. Learn a new langauge.

Because my little bit of Portuguese, Spanish and Latin isn't cutting it anymore.

12. Travel to a state that I've never been to before.

Fun fact: I've only been to 17 of the 50 states.

13. Go paddle boarding.

Pretty boring but I've never done it.

14. Go scuba diving.

I'm from the Ocean State so I guess I should see the ocean up close and personal.

15. Learn how to line dance.

There's actually a barn in my state that does line dancing, so this one will definitely get crossed off.

16. Go kayaking.

All this water around me and I haven't done a lot of the water activites.

17. Stay the night in a haunted hotel room.

I bet if I got my friends to come with me, it would be like the Suite Life of Zach and Cody episode, minus the ghost coming out of the wall but you never know.

18. Get my palms read.

Because who doesn't want to know their future.

19. Go to a medium.

Like a medium that can communicate with people that have died.

20. Take a helicopter ride.

Air plane: check Helicopter:....

21. Sleep under the stars.

Because sleeping in a tent is more like glamping than camping

22. Just to try new things in my everyday life.

Whether it's trying a new restaurant, getting something different at my usual restaurants, changing my usual style, going on the scary rides at amusement parks, and bringing things I used to do back into my life now.

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Success Is Not Defined By One Factor

Success cannot be defined by only one thing; people have different definitions of success

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What is success? According to Dictionary.com, the main definition of success is "the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals." Dictionary.com also defines success as "the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like.

"Wealth, position, or honors." These are the key things that most people think are needed to be successful, and they are so integrated with the idea of success that they appear in many textbook definitions of "success." Many people strive for fame or fortune in pursuit of what tends to be deemed as "success." People will look at those who are rich or in a position of power and go, "Wow, they are really successful." If someone gets a high paying job a few years after college, they are successful. If someone gets promoted, they are successful. If someone gets a 4.0 and graduates with honors, they are successful. While these things are all measures of success, they aren't all the word "success" encompasses.

Success means different things to different people. Everyone has different goals and things they strive for in life. While some may go for high achievement, money, or power, others may strive towards other things they'd define as a successful life. Success can be following one's passions and working their dream job, regardless of how much their salary is. Success may be found in relationships, family, travel, or just about anything. Success does not have to be found in stereotypical ways; if you aren't rich or famous, it doesn't mean you aren't successful.

Define success on your own terms. Don't let a standard definition drive what you think you need to do to achieve success. Success cannot be defined by only one thing; everyone has different definitions of success. Don't be afraid to create your own definition, even if it breaks the mold.

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