Unfortunately, as the oldest child I was the first person in my family to get my wisdom teeth removed, so my family didn’t really have much prior experience to work with in terms of planning for post surgery food options. Not really prepping beforehand, I ate whatever was in the kitchen after the surgery. This meant I tried to have apple sauce right away and oatmeal not too long after. I know some people wouldn’t have a problem with that but I’m incredibly squeamish. I was so afraid of apple sauce and oatmeal getting stuck in my gums or – so much worse – of getting dry sockets. Realizing I could be going about my meal planning in a much smarter way, I made this list of foods to eat after you get your wisdom teeth removed. I got my wisdom teeth removed late in the summer. It seems pretty common for a lot of people to get that surgery done before the school year starts. If your turn’s coming up, good luck, and I hope you find this food shopping list helpful!
I am such a secondhand shopping advocate after this summer – I’m even writing a blog post to let you know you should give it a shot too! At the end of the school year I was making a summer bucket list and asking around for people’s suggestions of places to explore. Something I heard twice was to go secondhand shopping. So my friends and I planned a trip and went to Plato’s Closet and Clothes Mentor. First a quick distinction:
Run by nonprofits. Restocks by taking items on donation.
Gets items from people who get paid if/when the item sells in the consignment shop.
Stocks store by purchasing items from individual sellers up front.
The two stores my friends and I went to were resale shops. My friends and I had never really shopped secondhand before this summer, but we all agreed that there’s no going back now. We had such a great experience! Here are the reasons we found secondhand clothes shopping to be so valuable.
I’m definitely no art history buff, but I do enjoy going to art museums. I lived in France all through high school, and one thing I took away from the experience was a taste for art appreciation. I was impressed with how common it was to hear a people talk about the latest art exhibits in the city in the most down to earth and colloquial way. It’s unfortunate (but maybe not surprising) that many people find art in museums to be stuffy, unapproachable, or too “high-brow.” But I really believe that your experience at a museum can change drastically depending on the mentality you choose to adopt during the visit. I’ve spent many a time in museums letting myself notice the oddest things I can find in a piece of artwork. I was looking through some of my older photos when I found this great example of one of my museum exploration topics exposed through the quick photos I took on my phone as I walked around the Louvre Museum in Paris. If you’re in Paris, I’d recommend just letting yourself get lost in the Louvre – you never know what you’ll find. But no matter where you are, be playful and look for the unconventional during your next trip to the museum.
I have a friend who stayed on campus last summer. Afterwards she told me that she firmly believes every student should experience one summer on their college campus before they graduate. I was always impressed by how convinced she was that it was something everyone needed to try, but honestly, I’m starting to get it. I’m spending this summer on campus, and I’ve been lovin’ it. I’m crazy busy, but it’s not just about classes. During the school year I have a bad habit of not letting myself do extra things when I feel stressed. I’ll feel like I should be studying, but what often ends up happening though is that I end up wasting a bunch of time. I’m procrastinating doing school work, but at the same time I won’t let myself do something productive that isn’t school work. Do you ever have this problem?? Anyway, not taking classes over the summer has lifted some of that academic pressure. And also let’s not even mention the weather factor. So many things I’d like to do on campus need at least decent weather. Conclusion: summer is the time to do all the things on your campus bucket list.