25 Things To Do With Your Friends (In Summer!)

  1. Create your own lemonade recipe
  2. Read your favourite poems aloud and talk about what they mean to you
  3. Make a playlist of songs that remind you of each other and listen to it on repeat
  4. Make daisy chains and wear them around town
  5. Go for a picknick
  6. Have a cherry stone spitting contests
  7. Crush the patriarchy
  8. Go for a drive and sing along to the Backstreet Boys in the car
  9. Write cute little notes for strangers and put them up around town
  10. Start a contest about who can make the most puns in one day
  11. Pick some wildflowers and give them to someone you love
  12. Go to a free concert in your city
  13. Climb a tree like you did when you were kids
  14. Make a day trip to a place you’ve never been before
  15. Exchange your journals for an afternoon and let the other person write in it
  16. Start a debate club
  17. Write down all of your inside jokes and favourite memories together
  18. Go to a flea market or even sell some of your own stuff
  19. Search for Question Tags on Tumblr and use them as conversation starters to learn even more about each other
  20. Go to a garden centre, get cacti and give them names
  21. Make your own jam
  22. Play boardgames in your garden or a park
  23. Learn a Shakespeare sonnet by heart
  24. Have different flavoured ice cream every day
  25. And don’t forget to tell your friends how much you love and appreciate them šŸ™‚

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Wings (Poem)

you’ll be more

they say

you’ll be free

they say

you’ll spread your wings

they say

 

except i lost them a while ago

the glowing wings that once sat on my back so naturally

radiant

slowly lost their light and became dim

now just a faint memory

of stories and hopes and a child’s imagination

 

sometimes they appear in dreams

or for a hopeful second in the day

and make me believe

before they dissolve once more

 

go out and fly

they say

and i’m left here in the gloom

wondering how

 

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Note: I wrote this poem pretty much exactly one year ago, when I hadĀ just graduated, was still not sureĀ whether the degree I applied for was actually right for me and generally felt very, very confused and afraid of the change that was to come. I know this poem is not exactly optimistic, but the reason I decided to post it today is that now, 12 months later I can look back at it and say that I don’t feel nearly as hopeless as I did then. Of course, there areĀ still moments when I get scared of the future and wish IĀ could stop time for a bit so that my brain can catch up and I can figure out what it is that I actually want, but I know I’m on the right track now. I’m fortunate enough to study something I truly love and care about, I am surrounded by wonderful people and sometimes I get so happy Ā that my metaphorical wings do not only glow brighter than ever, but seemingly take me high above the clouds. (Gosh, this was way too cheesy and pretentious, time to go now!)

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