When You Realize This Is Your Last Summer Vacation. Ever.

When You Realize This Is Your Last Summer Vacation. Ever.

I've always been anxious to grow up, but how has it already happened?
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I vividly remember sitting with my friends, just before the start of senior year of high school thinking it was crazy we only had four summer vacations left until we entered the real world. I also remember thinking that all four would go by so fast, and wow was I right. Now, I'm somehow staring down the final few weeks of my last summer vacation ever, and wishing I still had four more to look forward to.

I keep telling people how weird it is that this is my last summer vacation, my last time I can have three months off to do anything I want, sleep in, stay up as late as I can and yet as much as I say it, it doesn't seem real. How did I get so old? Didn't I just graduate high school? Didn't I just move in to college? How is it possible I only have a few weeks of summer vacation, a true symbol of youth, left?

Don't get me wrong, I've always been ready for the real world. To say goodbye to late nights writing papers, dreaded group projects and piles of busy work, and say hello to a job I look forward to everyday and getting home and being able to relax, go to the gym and cook a nice healthy dinner. But when did I get to be so old that that ideal is just eight months away?

So if you're like me, and this is your last summer vacation ever, do absolutely everything on your summer bucket list. Go out with your friends on a Tuesday night because when you're 'adulting' you won't be able to stay out all night in the middle of week without seriously suffering the next day at work. Take as many beach trips as you can and enjoy just relaxing with family and friends. Take amazing day trips, take tons of pictures and hit up your favorite restaurants and ice cream stands. Sure, you'll be able to spend a day at the beach and go out when you're working full time, but in the back of your mind you'll be stressing about upcoming work deadlines, nasty clients, overly aggressive co-workers and engrossing yourself in the latest work drama. Not to mention you'll be thinking about bills you need to pay, the groceries you need to buy and all the errands you need to run on your few days off.

Don't forget to stay up late binge watching Netflix, and sleeping until noon. Take full appreciation of what could be your last full few weeks living at home, and always coming home to a fully stocked fridge, and freshly washed clothes. Do everything you've always said you're going to do and enjoy every second of it, because somehow we're steps away from entering the adult world and I know we're going to miss this.

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52 Instagram Captions Perfect For Your Next Beach Vacation

Perfect for those beach daze.
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Summer is officially in full swing. We are all looking forward to the adventures that await us. A lot of us have been dreaming about the day when we finally get to kick our feet up and relax by the ocean. If you find yourself getting ready for a trip to the beach then read these quotes to help get your in the mood for your vacation. Whether you are looking for an Instagram caption or are just trying to settle a bad case of wanderlust, here are 52 quotes on summer:

1. "Hello summer."

2. "I'm happiest when I'm floating in the ocean."

3. "May you always have a shell in your pocket, and sand in your toes."

4. "Life is better with palm trees."

5. "Sandy toes. Sun-kissed nose."

6. "Balmy nights, pink sunsets, and salty air."

7. "Talk to the sand."

8. "Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air." -Emerson

9. "Everyone should believe in something. I believe I should go to the beach."

10. "Spontaneity is the best kind of adventure."

11. "The ocean is calling and I must go."

12. "Here comes the sun."

13. "If it requires a bikini, my answer is yes."

14. "I'm just a beachy kinda girl."

15. "As free as the ocean..."

16. "As endless as the ocean, as timeless as the tides..."

17. "Life's a beach. Enjoy the waves."

18. "A pineapple a day keeps the worries away."

19. "Let the currents guide your heart."

20. "Happiness comes in waves."

21. "Let's go somewhere where the stars kiss the ocean."

22. "My favorite color is sunset."

23. "I lost my heart to the sea."

24. "Sun, sand, and surf."

25. "Salt in the air. Sand in my hair."

26. "Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly." -Van Morrison

27. "High tides and good vibes."

28. "Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes."

29. "Stop and smell the ocean."

30. "I'm happy anywhere I can see the ocean."

31. "Tropical state of mind."

32. "Forever chasing the sun."

33. "Girls just wanna have sun."

34. "Some of the best memories are made in flip flops." -Kellie Elmore

35. "Good times and tan lines."

36. "Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun-kissed hair, endless summer, take me there."

37. "The ocean is calling."

38. "Love you to the beach and back."

39. "Paradise found."

40. "Seas the day."

41. "Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air..." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

42. "Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat."

43. "I never met a sunset I didn't like."

44. "Beach daze always."

45. "Catch me by the sea."

46. "Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair." -Zac Brown Band

47. "Stay salty."

48. "Done adulating- let's be mermaids."

49. "Find me under the palm trees."

50. "Sea you soon."

51. "Hello sunshine."

52. "Don't mind me... I'm just chasing the sun."

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He is risen, and LIVES today... Not just on Easter.

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Every Easter there is always a flood of posts on social media, and every post has a similar caption: "He is risen!" And indeed He is.

Not that there is anything wrong with these posts. It's nice to see everyone in their "Sunday best." However, my question is why do we make Easter a one-day ordeal? We should be celebrating the resurrection and life of our Savior every day, not just one day a year.

Jesus's death on the cross is worth so much more than one day. He is deserving of far greater.

So often, we let ourselves be consumed by life and all our problems that we get distracted. We let ourselves forget the work that Jesus did on the cross.

Yet, this should not be our reality because Jesus won.

Jesus won. He defeated the grave. Let that sink in, because all too frequently I feel like this falls deaf to our ears and hearts.

Understanding that Jesus conquered death and has already won the battle for the world (John 16:33) should give us peace.

Having this knowledge should help us to say, "I see these things that I can't fix. But Jesus has conquered death, and everything else is taken care of."

Celebrate who Jesus is and what He has done every day, not just on Easter.

Lord, thank you that I can celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ every single day. Thank you that Easter is so much bigger and far better than just a holiday. You have defeated death, so now I can rest in that truth--knowing that you will take care of even the most minuscule details of my life. You hold today, tomorrow, and forever. Thank you that I can celebrate who you are and what you've done from now until eternity.

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