13 Things You Can Do In A Town That Has Nothing To Do

13 Things You Can Do In A Town That Has Nothing To Do

The fallback for every small town. It's how we lose our money so quickly.

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Growing up and living in a town that is either made up of things for younger kids, spending all of your money, or the choice of doing illegal things, I always find that there isn't much to do. Well, I am sick of it. Within this article you will find things to do in your small town!

1. If you have a pottery place, you can paint something small if you don't have much money

Sure, you're spending money. It's on something you can keep forever though, so it's a win in my book.

2. Go on a drive

This might seem weird to some of you, but simply driving around can be one of the greatest things. You get to blast music, maybe have the windows down, experience new places in your town or nearby, and overall make some memories with your friends!

3. Go to the store


Alright, I know. This one sounds weird. When you live in a town with not much to do, sometimes going to the store is something you do. Whether it's Walmart, Kroger, Target, or some other random store, exploring the aisles is occasionally a good time.

4. Sit in a parking lot, park or downtown and talk about life

Talking about the future or old memories is one of my favorite things.

5. Go somewhere you've never been before

That could be a restaurant, a place to hangout, or a business. Just do it. Who knows, you could end up loving it!

6. Go stargazing

Stargazing might be a hard one on some nights. It could also be hard if you live somewhere that is not dark enough to see them.

7. Go to the movies

Yes, this one does cost money. Luckily, it doesn't cost too much.

8. Watch the sunrise or the sunset

Sunsets and sunrises are undervalued and we need to enjoy them more, so go watch one or both in one day!

9. Go "hammocking" aka lay in a hammock

Listen to some jams! Eat some snacks! Laugh a lot!

10. Go somewhere you haven't been to in a long time

The memories that come back to ya. I'll tell ya, nothing better!

11. Go to Denny's after mid-night, this one is more of an experience than something to do

Going to Denny's in the morning is so lame now. Night-breakfast is better anyways. Especially when your mind is so lost it has no idea what's happening.

12. Get coffee

A simple "hey, wanna get coffee?" can make my day.

13. If all else fails, go somewhere and eat

The fallback for every small town. It's how we lose our money so quickly.

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To That One Friend Who Deserves The World

Since I can't give you the world, I hope giving you this article is enough.
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My wonderful friend,

You deserve love.

You deserve to marry your best friend.

You deserve appreciation.

You deserve that no matter who comes in and out of your life, every selfless thing you do for someone is acknowledged.

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You deserve kindness.

You deserve to have the nicest people in the world surround you all of the time.

You deserve support.

You deserve to have someone there for you at the beginning of every good day and at the end of every bad one, to have someone who wants to fix all of your problems.

You deserve hope.

You deserve to always be optimistic.

You deserve laughter.

You deserve to never stop smiling and actually mean it every time you do.

You deserve forgiveness.

You deserve to be able to be given second chances because without a doubt you are worth it.

You deserve friendship.

You deserve to have a friend who can be just as good of a friend as you are.

You deserve honesty.

You deserve to always be told the truth.

You deserve motivation.

You deserve to never want to give up and always push yourself.

You deserve success.

You deserve to have everything you have worked so hard for.

You deserve faith.

You deserve to always know it will get better.

You deserve loyalty.

You deserve to have that one person who will never leave and always be there for you.

You deserve happiness.

You deserve to be genuinely content with your life.

You deserve the world.

If I could give it to you, I would.

Yes, life gets tough sometimes. The unthinkable happens and your world feels like it is crashing down but you can get past all of this.

Thank you for being so selfless. It amazes me how you do it sometimes, but thank you for always making everyone your main priority when they need you.

I know I may not say it enough, but truly thank you for all you do for me. I don’t always know how to show how much someone means to me, especially when it is someone as great as you because I don’t know what I did to deserve you, but thank you.

I love you.

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The Dos And Don'ts For A Memorable High School Homecoming

The dress! The spirit week! The football game! Take advantage of it all before your high school days go away...

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Ah, high schoolers, it's that time of the year again, homecoming! If your high school is anything like how mine was, you probably have a week of spirit celebrations leading up to the dance on Saturday, along with a football game under the lights the Friday night before. Here are quick and easy "do and don't" tips to remember as you are preparing, from the college student who has been in your shoes 4 times before

​DO: Prepare early!

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As the saying goes, "the early bird gets the worm!" and in a large town like mine, that saying is especially true when it comes to something as simple as making a dinner reservation or picking out the perfect dress. Make sure your group is planned out a few weeks in advance so you can make your dinner plans early. And, dress-wise, the sooner you pick the dress, the more options there are in the store, and the more time you will have to make any alterations or adjustments.

DON'T: Wait till the last minute

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You should make dinner reservations 2-3 weeks prior to homecoming to ensure getting a table at your first choice restaurant, especially with a large group. And when it comes to your dress, hit the shops about a month in advance! Sometimes you'll have to order your size from another store or get a few alterations, both could take a week or longer to get done. The more planned out you are in advance, the less stress you'll have the day of.

DO: The spirit days!

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Getting into the school spirit and dressing up in 80's gear or a tacky tourist outfit is what makes high school enjoyable, and it's even more fun if everyone goes all out on the theme! Besides, in college, you won't have these silly spirit weeks. Enjoy it while you can and wear that crazy Hawaiian shirt at least once before high school ends.

DON'T: Stay in your comfort zone

This is one piece of advice you can apply with many aspects in life, but during homecoming week specifically, this is your time to embrace the wacky outfits. It gives you an excuse to not care about what you are wearing as you walk the halls because everyone else will be dressed up too. Like I said, these homecoming weeks only happen during your four years of high school, celebrate it.

DO: Attend the football game!

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Now, I'll be honest on this one, my high school team was terrible. But, that didn't stop the students from cheering them on in the front row of the student section on Friday nights! The homecoming game is fun as they announce the homecoming court and your football team (hopefully) scores game-winning touchdowns.

DON'T: Complain

Take in the high school football moments as you are cheering the team on with your friends. If the weather is raining and cold, or if you are losing by what seems like a million points, remember that these are the "good ol' days" of high school that only happen once, so enjoy it while you can and stay for the game.

DO: Enjoy the dance!

The best part of the week itself. Getting ready with your best gal pals, feeling like a celebrity as you walk around a local park taking fun pictures with your friends, going out to a fun dinner with your group, and finally getting to the dance! The dance is 10x more fun if you get into the music and have a stress-free, carefree night with your friends.

High school homecomings may seem repetitive after a while, but trust me, when you look back on it, you will appreciate that time spent with your friends planning crazy spirit week outfits, and then getting glammed up on the day of the dance itself. Enjoy it while it lasts, it won't happen in college.

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