We Are No Longer Friends, Thank U, Next

We Are No Longer Friends, Thank U, Next

Bye, Felicia.

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I look back and all we had were some funny memories. Other than that, it was nothing special.

I always had to text you first. We even got in an argument about it. Our friendship was not 50/50, it was more 80/20. I had to be there for you, but when something was wrong with me you didn't care. It was always about you, about what guy you were seeing, your drama, your life, and nothing of mine was considered. My feelings were never considered when you decided multiple times not to show up at my house when you said you would, and go days without replying to my text, if you would even reply. It hurt. I gave you so many chances, yet you ruined all of them. It was enough...

All friendships end differently, and everyone copes differently. People get hurt. Letting go of a friend because they're no longer good for you hurts. They may have been good for you at one point, but then one day you realize that all they do is bring negativity into your life. Maybe they were never good for you. Realizing this was very difficult. I did not want to believe that they were no longer good for me.

You eventually just need to cut them off. Take them off your social media. Taking them off can help you part ways and not be reminded of your friendship every time you look on Instagram or see who viewed your Snapchat story. At the end of the day, holding onto the few good memories you had during your friendship never works. The bad outweighs the good. Removing them from social media, and deleting photos will help you begin to not think about it very often.

Real friends are hard to come by and everyone has struggled with it.

We will all continue to struggle with it for the rest of our lives. One thing I have learned is to realize your worth. You are not worth getting ignored, and you deserve to be cared about. Friendships go both ways, and both people have to put in equal effort. You both have to care about each other to be good friends for one another.

I have never had the long-lasting friendships that every one desires. I go through different phases in my life and my friends will come and go with those phases. It hurts, but I am learning to live with it. Losing friends can only make you stronger, and more independent in yourself. Losing friends can help you find yourself, what you don't want to be like, and how to be a better friend.

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.
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Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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Beautiful: Nine Letters, Infinite Meanings

Macy's spring 2019 fashion commercial is making a statement by encouraging women to redefine beautiful

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While anxiously waiting for my show to turn back on during a commercial break, one commercial specifically caught my eye. It starting out with a blonde-haired woman, standing proud with a noticeable scar down her nose. As they flip to some clips of a diverse set of women, a power voice begins to speak. The first line immediately took hold of my attention.

"Beautiful, one word that holds the weight of thousands. We collect false promises, contorting ourselves to fit inside those letters"


Find Your Beautiful | Macy's Spring Fashion 2019 www.youtube.com

The commercial captures a diverse set of women as they confidently exemplify their own beauty in a day to day setting. In doing so, they are encouraging individuals to redefine what beauty really is, in this case, through appearance. Macy's is sending the message to their buyers that their products provide individuals the opportunity to express themselves in whatever way they want with their new spring collection. By going beyond the boundaries that are socially installed our expectations are expanded.

As silly as it sounds, the Macy's advertisement made me think. It made me think of the concept of beauty, and how we perceive it.

Beauty to us is a social construct. You scroll through your feed of bronzed, tall and thin figures and you are fed to think that she is the one and only form of beauty worth striving for. You look in the mirror and pick out your flaws and imperfections thinking that it lessens your beauty. We are taught to believe that beautiful has one meaning and that definition cannot stray from the cover of a magazine.

But in reality, Beauty is fluid. It is what you want it to be. It is an appearance. It is a perception. It is imperfect.

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