courageousechidna:

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paytertots:

This weekend, two students in my school committed suicide.  A few upperclassmen got thousands of sticky notes and wrote nice sayings on them and put one on every single locker in the school in hopes of lifting everyone’s spirits and making sure everyone knows that they aren’t alone

((This deserves more notes.))

"My father broke my heart long before any boy had the chance to."

6 months ago with 184,158 notes

47 Confessions of a “GDI”

Recently, I read an article on the TSM website called “47 Confessions From A REAL Sorority Girl”. I was intrigued, so I read it. After going through her list, I realized that a lot of things on her list were similar to my life as well, only I don’t rep letters the way the writer does. GDI has become a household term around college campuses, and I can personally attest to the fact that I am SICK of hearing it. Whenever I meet a new guy on campus, regardless of if he’s in a fraternity or not, nine times out of ten, the second question after asking my name usually is usually, so what sorority are you in? Just to preface this, I did participate in fall formal rush, accept a bid from a sorority my freshman year, and gained status as a new “baby”. However, after two month of pledging, I decided that Greek life wasn’t something I personally wanted to be a part of. Not because I was hazed, not because I didn’t fit in. But because I feared it may completely consume my life and I wasn’t ready to label myself in my first year of college. I still maintain lots of good friendships with many Greek men and women and have upmost respect for them. I can see the positive benefits of being Greek, such as holding yourself and sisters accountable, maintaining a certain GPA, and giving back to the community through philanthropic events. However, for me personally, I chose not to be a Greek woman. Since then, I feel as if I’ve been labeled as a GDI. While there’s nothing wrong with being Greek, there’s also nothing wrong with not being Greek. The name itself has gained a negative connotation. There’s an image now attached to GDI- someone who wears cargo shorts, doesn’t want to “pay for friends”, watches BBC, goes to Indie bars, thinks joining a Greek organization is conforming, etc. It’s become a derogatory term, an insult. I hope this list doesn’t step on anyone’s toes, but I think it’s time to shed some light on an average “GDI’s” life in a typical college town. 

That being said, here’s 47 confessions from this God Damn Independent.  

  1. I don’t like cargo shorts either. 
  2. On a Friday night, I’m not holed up in my room watching a documentary. I’m actually out like everyone else, misbehaving at the bars and blacking out. 
  3. I wear Lilly Pulitzer because it reminds me of my grandmother who was taken away from me too early in life; not because sorority girls wear it. 
  4. I’m not a Liberal Arts major. 
  5. It is possible in fact to be friends with sorority girls without joining said sorority.
  6. I have dated fraternity men. And yes, they can be stereotypical assholes. But their dates are never boring. 
  7. I didn’t accept a bid from a “low tier” sorority.  
  8. I don’t see rushing as “conforming”. 
  9. I love Michael Kors, Kate Spade, and Tory Burch as much as the next girl. 
  10. I don’t have a flawless GPA. 
  11. I actually have to study regularly. 
  12. Oversized shirts don’t look stupid, they’re insanely comfortable. 
  13. I actually wear my Nike Free Runs to run. 
  14. I don’t have bad skin, bad hair, or a bad personality. 
  15. I’m not socially awkward either. 
  16. A lot of my friends are/were Greek. 
  17. A lot of my friends aren’t Greek. 
  18. I didn’t participate in SGA. 
  19. I don’t watch foreign or independent films. 
  20. Or listen to Indie music. 
  21. I go to Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour every year because I genuinely like watching him shake his ass all over the stage. 
  22. I don’t wear rain boots because they simply aren’t comfortable. LL Bean duck boots are so much cuter and comfortable, ladies. 
  23. My standard drink is a vodka cran. 
  24. I think guys in suits are incredibly attractive. 
  25. Seersucker too.  
  26. I own fraternity event t-shirts. 
  27. And I didn’t get every single one from shaking either. 
  28. It IS possible to be friends with Greek guys without sleeping with them. 
  29. I hate PSL’s, they have a funny flavor. 
  30. I don’t like Pretty Little Liars. 
  31. I have my monogram on my car. 
  32. I don’t drink PBR or Guinness because I think it’s disgusting. 
  33. Mic Ultra is my personal choice for beer. 
  34. Slut shaming is stupid, no wonder girls have no self esteem. We need to stop cutting each other down. 
  35. I don’t like when guys wear visors. 
  36. I’m not expecting a ring at graduation, I’m expecting a job.
  37. I don’t have tattoos or piercings in “weird” places. 
  38. Men have never not held the door open for me. 
  39. I know from personal experience how fun bid day is. 
  40. I would consider myself a moderate Republican. 
  41. My nails are always done. 
  42. So are my toes. 
  43. I can paint a damn good cooler. 
  44. I don’t think being Greek means you “pay for your friends”. 
  45. I don’t have to beg for party invites. 
  46. I hold myself accountable to do what’s right, not because “standards” are watching, but because I believe in doing the right thing. 
  47. Who cares if you’re a Greek or a GDI, if you’re fun to be around, I want to be your friend. 

6 months ago with 3 notes

"I need a hug or an orgasm."

9 months ago with 322,392 notes

souljapayne:

that selfie looked better on my phone: the novel

9 months ago with 285,233 notes

My #wcw goes to my beautiful best friend @lizzycooperzta who always has my back even if I’m wrong. The girl who will take tequila shots and dance on the counters with me. Love you to the moon and back, BIF!

My #wcw goes to my beautiful best friend @lizzycooperzta who always has my back even if I’m wrong. The girl who will take tequila shots and dance on the counters with me. Love you to the moon and back, BIF!

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  • Me: I won't get jealous
  • Me: Who's this fucking whore

12 months ago with 789,258 notes

Even my Smart Water knows my obsession with ducks.

Even my Smart Water knows my obsession with ducks.

Hanging out with this grump tonight #catsofinstagram #oldbuddy @chanchan311

Hanging out with this grump tonight #catsofinstagram #oldbuddy @chanchan311

My new pick up line, thanks Justice! @jordanperkins #meow 🐱🐱🐱

My new pick up line, thanks Justice! @jordanperkins #meow 🐱🐱🐱

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