Hello, hello, friends! I realize that it is summer (woo-hoo!), but I am actually taking summer classes at my university, meaning that I am still in school. As a result, I’ve just returned from a one week stay with my parents, where I enjoyed home-cooked meals and privacy for the first time in months. It was bliss, and, to be honest, I didn’t really want to come back.
My parents, perhaps in an attempt to make me excited about this upcoming summer, left me a care package specifically for college – below are a few items they gave me, that will definitely help in the upcoming months. Let me know in the comments below if you would put these items in a care package, and have a wonderful summer, everyone!
All. The. Food. Seriously – my parents gave me five boxes of food. FIVE BOXES. And you can bet I’ll finish it – even the best dining hall food grows stale after a while, and, at least in my university, the international food could be a bit better. Make sure the food doesn’t have to be cooked in a kitchen, and isn’t perishable, and eat to your stomach’s desire!
Books, movies, games, art…all of these things help pass the time when you have a couple of hours between classes. Better yet, you can have other people join in on the fun, and get to make some new friends whilst playing poker/watching Die Hard/painting a mug. The possibilities are endless!
3. Self-Care Toiletries
I’m talking face masks, nice-smelling lotions, nail clippers, and everything in-between. Let’s face it, college is stressful, and our skin often suffers for our grades. Give your college-bound teen something to make them feel like they’re in a spa, and they’ll definitely thank you for it. By the way, a lot of guys love a good facial as much as any girl. 😉
ESPECIALLY if it’s a photo of you guys together.
5. A few encouraging words
Transitioning into adulthood is something that we all have to do at some point, but that doesn’t make it any easier. If you care enough to send this person a college care package, you probably have a good relationship. A heartfelt letter or note from someone you trust and admire can mean the world, and will be forever cherished. Your person is going to go on to do great things, especially with you cheering them on!