April 29th 2014, I turned 21 years old and was ready to take my partying to the bars! It was a great day for me that started with bloody mary’s and ended pretty early on account of all the birthday shots. After all the fun I had, it was rough to wake up the next morning paying for it all. I think I laid in bed for two whole days and promised myself I would never drink again. (Something I’m sure a lot of people have said after a long night drinking)
Obviously that pact I made myself was broken by the next weekend and somehow I had to figure out how to deal with those serious hangovers if I was going to continue the fun. Here are some awesome tips how to avoid or cure your hangover!
Remember that it is okay to have some drinks and enjoy time with friends but to always remember to stay safe. If you think you or a friend of yours has a serious problem with alcohol please get them the help that they need. To learn more about alcohol awareness visit the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Spring break usually consisted of me working, working and more working but my junior year, I was determined to change that. I moved into a house with the same girls I lived with in my apartment the previous year. We always talked about going on a trip somewhere for break but could never make the plans set in stone and actually do it.
South Padre was finally decided on. My roommates Becca and Kortney and good friend of ours that lived down the road, Kaci and I were taking a 26 hour road trip across the country. On the way there we made countless memories that I will never forget.
Finally we arrived in Texas! I was so excited to spend the next 5 days on the beach with my best friends. There was lots of partying, eating and relaxing and well worth the 26 hour drive. It was an awesome experience and can’t wait to go on many other adventures with my friends.
It is always important to make time for the people you care about in your life and let your hair down every once in a while for a little relaxation. Sometimes dealing with all the stress with papers, projects and exams it is nice to just take a break! Go on Spring Break and keep those memories with you forever. You aren’t going to remember what grade you got on that math test 10 years from now but I can guarantee I will always remember good times spent with friends.
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Halfway through my sophomore year I was still deciding on my major. I came to SCSU anticipating psychology, then thinking business, then maybe education. Honestly every major offered here probably crossed my mind at some point. I was still stuck on partying with friends on the weekends and wasn’t too worried about what I was going to do with the rest of my life.
It seemed unrealistic to me to figure out what I wanted to do at the age of 19. I put it off until recently when I realized I needed to finally figure it out. I decided on Mass Communications- Public Relations with a minor in Psychology. I enjoyed the basic core classes and liked how interactive a lot of them were. Designing, creating and editing media were something new to be, but something I didn’t realize how much I enjoyed.
It is important for me to find a healthy balance between school, work and my social life. Coming closer and closer to the end, I think I am getting more motivated to finish with a bang and make an effort to really try the best I can, because I know that I have the ability to do so.