“1. Internships are the building blocks of your résumé. Apply to them. Meet people.
2. Choose a degree that is relevant to the real world. Minor in History if you love it so much.
3. Everyone knows how to use Microsoft Office. Putting it under the “Skills” section of your résumé is not impressive.
4. See the world. This is the only time you have in your life to spend months in a foreign country. Take advantage of your lack of responsibility to travel.
5. 99.9% of employers will never look at your transcript. A 4.0 GPA will not land you a job. Good interpersonal skills might.
6. No employer cares whether you were on the executive board of your fraternity or sorority or other campus organization. Serve the organization because you love it, not simply to use it as space-filler on your résumé.
7. Proofread everything. Twice. Or else no one will believe that you’re “detial-oriented.”
8. You have four (or five) years to make something of yourself. Use that time wisely.
9. Go out with your friends on a Tuesday night despite having a test on Wednesday. The test won’t matter in ten years, but your friendships will.
10. Do not expect the college senior to fall in love with you after you sleep together. Actually, just don’t sleep together. This will not end well.
11. Really get to know your professors. Use office hours to your advantage. You never know what doors they can open for you.
12. Graduate school is rarely a good idea, especially if you’re only using it to delay the real world for a few years. The more money you make now, the less debt you’ll have later.
13. Realize that you will be in debt until you’re forty. Make peace with this early.
14. One bad grade won’t ruin your life. Get over yourself.
15. Beware of credit cards. No matter what they say, money isn’t free.
16. Don’t burn bridges. You never know when you might need help from someone.
17. Eat good food. Nothing will make you feel worse than six straight nights of Ramen.
18. Buy a plunger before you actually need said plunger. Just trust me on this one.
19. Press save. It will keep you from having that 4:00am mental breakdown.
20. All-nighters will not help you learn the material. Budget time throughout the day to study so that you can actually sleep before the final exam.
21. Use a condom. No one wants that “I’m late” text.
22. Work during the summers. Employers want someone with real-life experience.
23. Call your mom once a week. She wants to stay involved in your life, and a twenty-minute phone conversation won’t kill you.
24. You have four years to learn your alcohol limit. This will save you from puking at the office Christmas party.
25. The college cafeteria will make you fat. So will alcohol. Be careful about what you’re putting into your body.
26. Find a few hours each week to work out. Cardio is great stress relief.
27. So is sex. Booty calls are sometimes necessary. Don’t beat yourself up for it in the morning.
28. Learn to cook. Eating out is expensive and unhealthy. A few basics can last you a long time.
29. Take pictures. Not everything has to be posted to Instagram, but you will want to have these memories documented.
30. Volunteer. Not because you have to, but because you want to. The Humane Society always needs people to play with the animals.
31. Learn how to budget. Your parents won’t be around to give you money forever.
32. Buy shower shoes. Use them. Save yourself from foot fungus.
33. Beer is expensive. Buy vodka.
34. Interviews are nerve-wracking. Practice with a friend before you go.
35. Find good references. They can be the difference between being offered your dream job and being turned down.
36. It’s okay to turn down your first job offer to wait for a better one. Have faith in yourself.
37. If you’re treated like a slave at your internship, it’s okay to leave. Find a company that sees your worth.
38. Learn how to code HTML. This is an invaluable skill.
39. Also learn Photoshop. Every company in the world needs someone who can design a poster.
40. Take a couple classes just for fun. There’s a difference between smart and educated.
41. Know your priorities. Stick to them.
42. Start searching for a job a year before you graduate. It takes time to find something you want.
43. Apply for jobs you may not be completely qualified for. You may be the only applicant.
44. Don’t get too discouraged when you fail at something. Lay in bed for two days. Cry. Then get back up and start living again.
45. Everyone has something to teach you. Listen to them.
46. Make mistakes, but be sure to learn from them.
47. Textbooks are expensive and you will never need them again. Rent, don’t buy.
48. No one will ever care how wasted you were last night. They saw it first hand. Shut up.
49. No one is responsible for you except you. Think twice before you do something.
50. Don’t think that these have to be the best four years of your life. Life after graduation is pretty awesome too.”—50 Things I Wish I Knew in College (via barbieandken)
so the best thing happened to me today. In the midst of a horrible few days it was not too shabby.
I had heard there was a bead shop on orfus road. I was like holy shit really? I cant beleave I’ve missed it all these years. I finnaly found time to go down there today. As I live in thornhill, going to toronto costs 12 dollars, one fare for north of steeles one fare for south if steeles. SO annoying so I really have to be motivated to leave the house.
anyway, I finally found time to go there today… It was shit. I was so depressed. I bought nothing. everything they had there was useless and overpriced. mostly they sold jewelery and had a little TINY section devoted to findings/beads.ugh. so sad.
Anyway I though before I left I would check outthe perfume depot. I hadnt been there in a while and they tend to have somethign interesting there every now and then. They sell ods and ends, mostly cosmetics/nail polish, but a little bit of everything. It seems like they sell whatever falls of the back of a truck on that particular week.
Anyway, I went there, just by chance and holy fucking shit, so many beads, so many findings… The strand of beads that would normally be 30$ at blingbling was 5 motherfucking dollars. UNHEARD OF. They didn’t know what they had. They also had a LOTTTT of nice findings, all at 1$ a pack. I was so happy I could die. I spent 188$ there. came home with 2 GIANT bags. time/money well spent. You dony understand how AMAZING this was. This was unreasonably impossibly lucky. I have never seen them sell anything like that before. I have EASILY 1000$ worth of merchandise that I got for 188. Unbelievable.
Because women always want men to accept them no matter what shape they are but WILL NOT accept men the same way
YES LAWD ^^^
So fuckin true
Probably due to the damaging effects body negativity has had on women for centuries due to society demanding women be perfect in body, mind, and purity to the point where women were ingesting tape worms to lose weight, throwing up in the toilet after every meal, constantly stressing about the numbers on the scale, chasing the phantom thigh gap, and being forced to feel inadequate every time they glimpse the cover of Maxim or any other men-centered magazine in the store.
I had a nigga tell me the other day that if I did a few crunches he might give me a chance. I never expressed any interest in him but he felt he was ENTITLED to say some shit like that to me…but he was shaped like the Hindenberg Disaster so I don’t understand why I had to be the one obligated to get in shape.
Meanwhile, niggas like Rick Ross can pose on the covers of multiple magazines, get full spreads, and perform shirtless despite his weight and body type being considered “disgusting” and “unhealthy” by society…and nobod bats an eye.
Fat men with money are allowed to have any woman they want, but you rarely see the opposite.
I could go on, but that’s probably one of the reasons for it.
We should talk about the fact that men on tv, in large part look like average men. Some young, some middle aged and some even older, of all shapes and sizes. Tobey McGuire is not attractive. Why do they put him in so many things. Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen, the funny fat best friend in half the comedies, men come in all varieties in media. Women, on the other hand, are 22 and impossibly beautiful. Always. If they’re not 22 and impossibly beautiful, it’s because it’s specifically relevant to the plot, like they’re playing someone’s mother or grandmother (these women still, are stick thin and impossibly beautiful). The women that aren’t supermodels, you’ll be hard pressed find them on tv or in movies.Television and movies and magazines are CRRRRRRAAAAAAWWWWLLLLLLLLLLIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGG with unattractive men. because women are decorations they MUST be beautiful, and men are people, what does it matter what he looks like?
So we tell each other to accept the way that we look because you people sure as hell wont tell us that. You on the other hand have a myriad of successful impossibly unattractive men to look up to to boost your self esteem.
So much of our culture caters to giving men what they want. A high school student invites model Kate Upton to attend his prom, and he’s congratulated for his audacity. A male fan at a Beyoncé concert reaches up to the stage to slap her ass because her ass is there, her ass is magnificent, and he wants to feel it. The science fiction fandom community is once again having a heated discussion, across the Internet, about the ongoing problem of sexual harassment at conventions — countless women are telling all manner of stories about how, without their consent, they are groped, ogled, lured into hotel rooms under false pretenses, physically lifted off the ground, and more.
But men want what they want. We should all lighten up.
It’s hard not to feel humorless as a woman and a feminist, to recognize misogyny in so many forms, some great and some small, and know you’re not imagining things. It’s hard to be told to lighten up because if you lighten up any more, you’re going to float the fuck away. The problem is not that one of these things is happening, it’s that they are all happening, concurrently and constantly.
These are just songs. They are just jokes. They are just movies. It’s just a hug. They’re just breasts. Smile, you’re beautiful. Can’t a man pay you a compliment? In truth, this is all a symptom of a much more virulent cultural sickness — one where women exist to satisfy the whims of men, one where a woman’s worth is consistently diminished or entirely ignored.