40 Things Every College Girl Needs To Be Reminded Once In A While

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Remind yourself of the important things. Do things that you’ll remember. Have fun. Be crazy. Be yourself.

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

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1. The number of weekends you have in college to go out and let loose is not infinite, go out at least once a weekend.

2. So you’ve gained a few pounds? You’re becoming a woman you’re not supposed to look 18 forever.

3. College wouldn’t be college if you got 8 hours of sleep every night. Embrace being tired it means you’re doing something right.

4. Pizza is one of God’s great creations, you’re hurting God’s feelings when you act too good for it.

5. Don’t let one creepy guy form your opinion on an entire fraternity.

6. Do not minimize what a privilege college is. Many people who are capable to be where you are can’t get there for a variety of reasons. Respect your opportunities.

7. Don’t settle for attention from icky guys

8. Don’t settle period.

9. Don’t give up if…

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11 Things To Do Your Last Semester Of College (You’ll Thank Yourself Later)

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Read it and then do it.

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

1. Start buying nice alcohol

Chances are by this point in your life you’re over 21. The point is you’re no longer hiding your water bottle of Malibu in the back of your closet praying your parents don’t find it. So step your game up.

Rubinoff and Franzia are for freshman. I’m not saying you should be a baller sipping on some Grey Goose and popping bottles of Dom, but come on, there’s Svedka, Smirnoff, and ya know, wine that comes in a bottle.

A friend of mine spilled cheap vodka on her foot the other day and it BURNED HER SKIN. Stop ingesting that crap!

2. Be you

I am 22 years old and I love Harry Potter, think Gandalf is the ultimate badass, know when Winter Is Coming, and want nothing more than to fan-girl at a One Direction Concert (Harry, Niall, if you’re…

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15 Things College Friends Teach Us

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This is so incredibly true. Don’t take any moment with you friends for granted, because things change, and sometime all you’ll have left are the little memories. And you’ll realize that those little memories mean the most to you.

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

1. The people you befriend in a mad dash to find companionship during your freshman orientation may not be the people standing beside you in photos during senior week. But they will always be the first people who made you feel accepted and at home, and for that, you’ll always be grateful.

2. Someone who really loves you will give you a place to sleep when you can’t stand your psychotic roommate for one more second.

3. You find your people where you find yourself. There is a reason people who are mentors, dancers, a cappella singers, LGBT advocates, newspaper editors, whatever, bond and stick together — because they are the people who are there for you when you are most vulnerably out of your comfort zone.

4. The best days are the ones you spend laying on some body of grass drinking/talking/”studying,”…

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22 College Seniors On Their Advice To College Freshmen

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Interesting read

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

From interviews with seniors at my college.
Go out, get drunk, hook up…but make sure that’s never the most interesting thing about you.
Do not ever underestimate your talent. On two different occasions, I came out of two professors’ office hours crying because both of them couldn’t believe my GPA was as low as it was. One was an English professor and the other was a journalism professor, and I was doing really well in both their classes. I will never forget the look of wild confusion on each of their faces when I shared with them the one detail that could prevent me from studying abroad. Both professors praised my work so highly and told me I was capable of so much more than the grades I was receiving. I walked out crying because, for the first time in my life, I believed them.

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Tomato Toast

New category!  Tasty Tuesdays are here!  Every Tuesday (not really every Tuesday, but as many as possible) I will post a picture of a meal/snack/drink/some type of food that I have tried/prepared/cooked/bought, etc. to share with you all!

I like food, who doesn’t?  So why not make it interesting and share good ideas with other people, amiright?

This week I am sharing something I randomly put together one day.  We just had a bunch of snow, so naturally I bought a bunch of bread.  I also happened to have a tomato that I wanted to use up, so I thought, “How can I combine my tomato and my bread in a way that is more exciting than just a sandwich?”  So I looked in the fridge to see what else I could add to the combination, and I found some of those Laughing Cow spreadable cheeses.  I had just the plain kind, whatever the heck that flavor actually is.  It’s just cheese, right?

I toasted my whole grain bread, spread some cheese on it, and topped it with several slices of delicious tomato.  I would recommend sprinkling on some seasonings for extra flavor.  But I would definitely say it was delicious, and a good use of resources.  If you’re tired of regular old toast, switch it up.

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Good eatin’

For today’s Hump-Day Happiness, I decided to give one of my own personal secrets to being happy- eating healthy!

As a young female college student, I am generally at least one of, if not a complete combination of all of, the following:

- Eternally tired
- As close to being broke as possible without actually literally having $0
- At generally 85% of my maximum stress level about classes/homework/work/extracurriculars at any given time
- BUSY.  That’s the easiest way to put it.
- Trying to eat healthy quickly cheaply

That last one’s the real kicker.  However, I have been able to find ways to ease the stress that comes with each of the previous characteristics describing myself.

I generally eat one real meal a day (usually supper) and sustain myself up until that point on snacks.  But that’s where you have to be careful.  Snacking is a dangerous game and once you get sucked in, it can be hard to crawl your way back out.  That’s why it’s really important to make healthy choices.  Eating fresh, healthy foods can help you feel much better inside and out, and can still be cheap and easy to prepare.

For example:

Yesterday I had an 8am.  I don’t really like eating a lot of food right when I get up because I’m just not that hungry.  Except for on the days when I wake up and my stomach is already growling and I feel like I could eat an antelope.  That doesn’t happen often.

So yesterday I ate a banana when I got up around 7:00 and then went to class.  By the time I got back home around 9:30, I was hungry, so I ate a clementine.  I went to my next class and came back, and around 1:00 decided I would eat some lunch.  Because I had eaten  twice already, I wasn’t terribly hungry, so I had some cucumbers and carrots with hummus.  Not a big lunch, but enough to keep me going.  Later around 4:30, I was hungry and had a granola bar and some Baby-bell cheese (if you have not had those, you have been seriously deprived.  Even if you don’t like cheese, the wrapper itself is an adventure).  For supper at 8:00, I made a fruit salad with a banana, a clementine, blueberries, and strawberries, and I made some stove-top mac-and-cheese (I realize that is not keeping with the healthy theme, but sometimes you have to compromise).

So, I only had one real meal, and I had a lot of little snacks of extremely healthy, fresh, foods to keep me energized.

Fortunately for me, fruit is my favorite food, so it makes it easier.  Overall though, fruit and veggies are quick and easy, have maximum healthy qualities, and can be cheap depending on how you use them.

Sometimes fresh foods can be expensive, especially organic brands!  But be smart about how you eat and buy them, and it’s completely affordable!  I enjoy combining lots of different fruits together, such as in a fruit salad or in a smoothie with other ingredients, in order to stretch their uses.

One of my go-tos which I had today for breakfast/lunch, is plain vanilla yogurt with added toppings.  Today I added strawberries, blueberries, and granola.  For a little more flavor, add a few chocolate chips or sprinkle some cinnamon on top, and you have yourself a few meal for super easy, cheap, quick, and on-the-go!

It’s not hard to make your life easier while keeping what’s important to you.  I like to eat healthy, but I also need to be able to eat on the go without a lot of prep time.  Get creative and try different combinations, and you’ll probably find something you love!

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Remember, eating healthy will make you happy!

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