Girl Talk (for Guys Too)

We all have those days where we think our friend(s) just don’t understand. Maybe the two of you aren’t on the same page and well, she/he is just really pissing you off. It’s normal. But something you should think about is how much you really need that same exact person.

As college slowly comes to an end and my to-do list gets longer and longer, I have to sometimes stop everything I am doing and take a break. Sometimes that break means writing for a bit or sometimes it means dropping down and doing child’s pose for about three minutes (I’m serious). But last night, I realized that there was another remedy for all the chaos in my life that I truly needed. Girl Talk.

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Sounds silly, right? But it’s true. I needed time to vent and to laugh and I knew I could count on my friends to make it happen.

The last three weeks have been absolutely INSANE. I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off and while I still can’t seem to find my head, I know that I can come close to tranquility when I am with my girls. College does that to you. It throws tests in your face and for me, dance practices too. However, it brings you closer to your friends and introduces you to some of the best people you will ever meet.

I was reminded of that last night. After countless hours of dance practice and assignments due, I finally had a night “off” (I should have been studying but that is what today is for). So with the night off, one of my best friends and I went over to one our friends house. We spent the whole night talking, laughing, and awkwardly participating in Brecklyn’s speech for her class. When 2 am rolled around and we still weren’t home, I can honestly say I didn’t care. Yeah I probably needed sleep, but I also needed that time to connect with another human being so I could stop having conversations with myself.

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Even though I have some pretty intense conversations with me, myself, and I;  I clearly need more. When we lose sight of wanting that and our efforts in connecting with others start to dwindle, we feel alone and stressed. I know not only as a college student but just as a busy person in general, I get so caught up in me finding my head (still searching) that I never take the time to have simple conversations where I am laughing until I cry or smiling because I just learned something new about someone. I don’t mind losing sleep over times like that because those are some of the experiences that we are supposed to leave college with. Those are the experiences and memories you reflect on five years down the road when you get together for dinner. You won’t want to talk about that time you stressed out about your Geology exam because you’re stupid and waited until you were a senior to take it (LOL). That doesn’t matter. Everything else does.

So right now, stop what you’re doing and text your friends. Ask them how they are and if they want to meet up. Take advantage of the fact that they are here and so are you. Make those memories even if they consist of the two of you binge eating Jack and the Box and discussing the fact that Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are on a break (TEARS). Whatever the situation may be, do it anyway. Lose your head a little and laugh a lot. You won’t regret it.

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Thanks for reading

Ashley

Disclaimer: Do not push school to the side, totally not the message I am sending. Also my pics are from Google, don’t hurt me!

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