25 Signs You're From Reese, Michigan

25 Signs You're From Reese, Michigan

You know you're from Reese if...

So remember that video about Reese that was made like seven years ago? Well, this is my version.

Here are 25 signs you know you are from Reese, Michigan:

1. There's a t-shirt for anything and everything, and it's always maroon and gold.

2. Sports are basically everything, so you had better like them and be good at them.

3. Our Girl's Varsity basketball team is always pretty great though, so shout out to them.

4. Looking to grab some fast food? Think again. Reese has no McDonald's or Taco Bell, you have to go to Frankenmuth or Saginaw for that.

5. Speaking of Frankenmuth, we all love to hate it because where else do you get an after-school job in Reese? You don't, you go to Frankenmuth.

6. Anytime someone asks where we live, we have to say "15 minutes away from Frankenmuth" or else no one will know.

7. Perks of living in a small town? You know everyone, and I mean everyone.

8. Which is also a fault because everyone knows everything about you too.

9. You've made some pretty amazing friends along the way. Some will stay, some will go, and some friendships won't even begin to develop until after high school is over.

10. You even know the cops. There's two of them. One always pulls you over and the other one never does, so watch out.

11. Big news in Reese? Yeah, there is none.

12. We just about have a bar for every church, so you can tell where our priorities are.

13. We also couldn't keep a grocery store in business, that is until Dollar General came to town.

14. We do have Speedy Q though, which is the hot spot. I mean who doesn't love the seventh Slurpee free deal?

15. If you can't shoot a gun, drive a tractor, or go "mudding" in your pickup truck, then do you really belong here?

16. I mean we literally have a "Drive Your Tractor To School Day."

17. To be honest, no one from Reese is truly "country," everyone just pretends to be.

18. We also think we are so much better than everyone else. I mean it's Reese, come on people.

19. Seniors are always so excited to leave.

20. But everyone always comes back.

21. Our teachers either went to school with our parents or taught them. It's just one big cycle.

22. Even the coaches are Reese Alumni.

23. There's nothing like the country scene, though: stars every night, beautiful sunsets, and wide open spaces.

24. We do travel to some pretty amazing places. I mean how much better can you get than kayaking Isle Royale or visiting Costa Rica?

25. However, at the end of the day, it doesn't matter where you end up, if you enjoyed your time in Reese, or even if your previous friendships have turned into acquaintances. You're still thankful for the memories of your childhood, and you'll always be Proud to be a Rocket.

Cover Image Credit: Kayla Ratajczak

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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6 Reasons Traveling Is Good For Your Mind, Body, And Soul

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.


Have you ever traveled to a new destination and felt your mood instantly improve? Are you like me and feel happiest when you're on vacation? This is because traveling is a way for you to renew your soul and step out of your comfort zone. It keeps you happy and allows you to experience new things.

Visiting new destinations can open your mind to experiences you didn't even know were possible. You can meet new people, fall in love, try new foods, and see remarkable sites all while traveling. There are no limits to the places you can visit, and the things you can see. Currently, I am on a mini weekend trip to Arizona, and being here has opened my eyes and made me realize how impactful traveling really is on your mind, body, and soul. Traveling should be something you do as often as possible and whenever you get the chance. Here's why:

1. Traveling makes your heart happy 

Traveling is something that most people enjoy. It keeps the heart young and childlike. Traveling brings people joy because they get to experience new things that they love with the people they love.

2. It teaches you to embrace every moment 

Traveling can be unpredictable, especially because you are experiencing new things. Although it can be challenging, we learn best from these unpredictable moments. When we travel we learn to embrace every situation that is thrown at us.

3. Traveling relieves stress and improves mental health 

Traveling reduces stress and allows you to relax. More often than not, you take off work when you go on vacation and you focus on renewing your self. You get away from all the crazy things going on in your life, and you can just relax and focus on your own happiness.

4. It broadens your horizons 

Traveling lets you branch out and experience different cultures. You can try new foods, new activities, and meet all different types of people. You learn diversity, and you learn respect for other people and their culture's. Traveling helps you learn other perspectives around the world and lets your mind think in ways it never has before.

5. It keeps you healthy 

Traveling actually plays a big part in your physical health as well. During vacations, you often walk a lot to destinations and participate in calorie burning activities like hiking and swimming. Activities like these are often why you still are able to get your workout in while on vacation.

6. Traveling reminds you what is important 

Most importantly, traveling reminds you of the important things in life. We live day by day forgetting that every moment is remarkable. Sometimes, we get stuck in the same old boring routine and take for granted the life we have been given. Traveling reminds us that memories are valuable and that our lives should be cherished.

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