Sincerely, an Unprepared College Senior

To Whom it May Concern,

I am writing today to address something that has been bothering me. Remember me? You saw me this past weekend? I know, you’re my mom’s high school friend or my dad’s co-worker. You’ve known me forever, we’ve gone to the same church since I was a baby! I’ve gone to school with your children our whole lives, how is Katie doing at Stanford, by the way? Somehow, we know each other and you are a caring adult who wants to know how my life is. Whoever you are, you have asked me some variation of the following three questions, which shouldn’t be asked until someone is in their last semester of college:

  • What are you doing after graduation?
  • Do you have a job lined up?
  • Have you started applying for jobs yet?

The answer to each of these questions is a very large ‘no.’ I would kindly ask that you stop asking me these questions. I don’t have any answers for them and I feel slightly dumb when I have no answer. I feel especially stupid when I say ‘no’ and you stare at me like I’m an idiot. No one has told me what is supposed to happen after I receive my diploma in May. There hasn’t been a class or seminar that has detailed every little stinking thing that I’m supposed to do (or already be doing) to ensure I’ll make good use out of my diploma that cost an arm and a leg plus all those blood, sweat and tears, hah hah. You see, while college has taught me many things that will be helpful once I graduate, college forgot to teach me a few things about actually getting a job.

So, when you ask ‘do you have a job lined up’ or ‘have you started applying,’ you send my little mind into a tail spin of questions that further sends me into an anxiety attack that I’m supposed to be doing big things at this current moment. Honestly, I’m just trying to make it through another semester and pull a decent overall GPA (and finish that TV series since all the seasons are now on Netflix, score!).

What I’m saying is I’m a 22 year old who honestly has no idea what is out in the real world. I found the following cartoon depicting what I feel like college has done to us millions of young adults. See, college is the doctor holding the really pretty picture and I’m the baby coming into the world with a diploma and a false sense of security because the real world is not that pretty. It’s not fair, ya know?

This also applies to college graduation.

But listen, I understand that you’re a caring adult who just wants to know how my life is. I am 100% grateful that you took the time to stop and ask me how things are going. I know you didn’t intend to give me an anxiety attack and I hope you don’t take this the wrong way. I’m just reaching out, so you know for  next time. Here are some things you can ask me:

  • How’s your senior year going?
  • Oh, you have an internship, what exactly do you do for that?
  • What’s your major again?
  • So what would you like to get into after graduation?
  • Where would you like to go after graduation/Are you staying in the area after you graduate?

These questions aren’t too hard and I can answer them pretty easily. I do know what I’d like to get into and where I’d like to be, plus I could go on for days about my internship, gee thanks for asking! I hope all is well with you. I can’t wait to see you again next year and I hope I can tell you all about my new job!

Or we can talk about how I am still living with my parents, ferociously on that job hunt…

Either way, it was nice seeing you again!

Sincerely, an Unprepared College Senior

The roller coaster of events that occur when you spend a an evening alone.

Last night was 100% uneventful and I just wanted to let you all know what exactly happens when a college girl’s friends go home or all have other plans.

Sex and the city all afternoon? YES.
Trolls Thought Catalog and other types of insightful blog article sites.
Buzzfeed.
Takes a two hour nap, wakes up only to drift off again.
How is it almost 7 and I haven’t had a meal?
Also, why am I still wearing pants?
Taylor Swift dance party, sans pants.
No pants no pants no pants!
Should I go out? Wait I don’t have friends.
How rude would it be to text my old roommate to see if she has plans? Too rude??
Attempts to telepathically send old roommate some nostalgic feels to remember me and perhaps invite me out…
Phone lays quietly.
Should I get a Tinder again?
No.
Brushes hair
Online shopping weeeeee!
Wait, don’t buy those things, you don’t have money.
Why is this out of stock?!
Gets out of bed, migrates into kitchen
Staring contest with unopened bottle of wine that all roommates contributed to buying.
How bad would it be if I cracked that open?
Stares. Wine softly calls, ‘drink meeee’
>>>>Roommate and her boyfriend come home, wine included
wine.
wine.
chit chat with roomie & bf
wine.
Retreat to bedroom.
Netflix
Netflix
Netflix
I want Oreos.
WHY ARE OREOS SO FAR AWAY.
Contemplate life and realize I don’t believe in love.
Have long lengthy discussion via text about being numb to the world with best friend, who also has lost sight of love forever.
Consider crying.
I DON’T EVEN HAVE TEARS. #HEARTOFICE
Some more Thought Catalog
Good night.

Twice: Every College Girl’s Dream!

twiceHave a closet full of clothes that needs cleaned out? Well, I have just the solution for you! Twice is a gently used clothing store online, that pays you for your old clothes. Yes, you get paid to give away that perfectly good shirt you wore once last year. I know, I know you meant to wear it again but it fit so awkwardly and the color washed you out, but you took off the tag and lost the receipt.  Have no fear, you might be able to make some cash for it.

Here’s how it works:

Just clean out your closet. Any gently used clothing that is clean is acceptable.

The only thing is, Twice only accepts certain brands. Thankfully they have an extensive list of brands on their website that they will accept. I was sort of bummed that they don’t accept  brands like Old Navy, Aeropostale or H&M. Since I’m a poor college student, I had a lot of things from these stores. However, I did have quite a bit from American Eagle and a few other designers, that probably ended up being my saving grace.

Finally, you print a shipping label, a prepaid shipping label, which is so awesome. I hate paying for shipping! I’m sure they somehow take it out of your payback money without mentioning it but I’m totally okay with that.

After a bit of waiting, they send you an offer for the clothes they’ll accept from your shipment. I was skeptical that I would get an offer higher than $50. I was utterly shocked when I got an offer for  over $75. They offered me even more if I took the payment as an in store credit, but I decided to take the change for my wallet (For groceries, of course…). I would highly suggest this site for college girls who are looking to make an extra dollar or two. I would also suggest it because it’s a great place to shop. They have a wide variety of brands for a a great price. I haven’t bought anything yet, but I’m definitely keeping my eye on this great store!

Would you ever consider using Twice, Reader?

Love, B.

Life of a Basic White Girl

Probably Instagramming their Starbucks….

Happy Thursday Reader!

If you weren’t previously aware of my state of person, I am a basic white girl. I hate to be a stereotype, but I do encompass the many qualities of a BWG. And I rock it all day every day. Here are some of my favorite qualities about my BWG self:

  1. I shamelessly carry my Starbucks latte around everywhere I go (PSL is baack!!!!). Goldcard members, unite!
  2. I own a white smartphone.
  3. I wear leggings as pants, on the reg. Literally, no tunics to cover my butt. I wear them as full on pants, but now that it’s fall again, I can wear them with over-sized sweaters (and riding boots… AND WITH SCARVES).
  4. I take too many ‘selfies.’
  5. I love to tell my friends how pretty they are. Then we get into fights about who is prettier, basically everyday.
  6. I also own TOMS and Keds.
  7. I wear sunglasses everyday, even when it’s not sunny, sometimes inside.
  8. Sephora is my favorite and, yes, I own an Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette.
  9. Fall is one of my favorites because PUMPKIN. EVERYTHING. It’s just a grand old celebration of pumpkin flavored everything while wearing chunky scarves and taking pictures with falling leaves. *hearts aflutter*
  10. If a Taylor Swift comes on, anywhere, I will shamelessly white girl dance to it, loud off key singing included.
  11. Sockbuns are really great.
  12. I have seasonal candles all over my apartment.
  13. I quote Mean Girls and Bridesmaids on the reg.
  14. I can’t even right meow.
  15. Steve Madden accessories for the win.
  16. I need a jar of Nutella in my apartment at all times. Mostly for emergencies.
  17. SVU marathons define my day.
  18. All of my lady garments are from VS. Every. Single. One.
  19.  I say ‘on the reg’ on the reg.
  20. The video below is the best thing ever.

So what is life like for a BWG? Well, I think it’s pretty awesome to be honest. I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I’m ashamed of who I am. I’m just a basic white girl trying to find her place in the world. There’s nothing wrong with that. People love to make fun of me for my love of Starbucks or my obsession with pumpkin, but those things make me happy. If at the end of the day, I’m happy, then I really don’t care what anyone else thinks. I think the key to life is finding out who you are and once you do, you embrace it and you rock it to your best abilities. If someone doesn’t like that about you, then you can straight up tell them to get out of your way while you go conquer the world.

So that’s who I honestly am. If you don’t like it, then click the ‘X’ and never come back.  But know this, Reader, I hope you know who you are and that everyday you strive to be the best you that you can be. Because that matters, a lot.

Love, B.

P.S. Just saying, I really think that everyone has a little bit of white girl inside of them, whether they want to admit it or not. Reader, I hope you know this, and that one day you embrace you inner BWG. I’ll be waiting for you at Starbucks.