October 2, 2012 at 9:34 am #41575CopaParticipant
Trying to become something (career-wise) that I’m not interested in the least because it will make my parents happy and gives me a false sense of security for awhile.
Putting up with a boyfriend who constantly makes me feel guilty for wanting to maintain an independent social life complete with (gasp) MALE FRIENDS.
Putting up with a relationship where I know I’m not being treated kindly, let alone respectfully. (Sooo much self-esteem lost there. Never, ever again.)
Highlighting my hair. (Except, lets be honest — I’ll probably do this one again because it’s a lesson I don’t think I’ll ever be done learning since I always think to myself, “I look AWESOME!” in the moment, only to look back and wonder why nobody talked me out of it…)
Letting my emotions get the best of me. (Work in progress.)
Putting myself first sometimes and being okay with it instead of always accomodating everyone else first, to the extent that some people are stomping all over me. 🙁October 2, 2012 at 9:34 am #41576MaterialsGirlParticipant
Oh the bad haircut. I too have the short hair/mullet experience. My friends all look back at that time and say “what were you THINKING!!”October 2, 2012 at 9:54 am #41579Addie PrayParticipant
BOOM! BOO-YAH BIATCHES! I’M IN THE NEWSLETTER – BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM! I’M QUEEN OF THE WORLD – BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA….. Now back to work.October 2, 2012 at 10:18 am #41581MaterialsGirlParticipant
hey that second mug is MINE. all mineOctober 2, 2012 at 10:19 am #41582katieParticipant
drink until i throw up.October 2, 2012 at 10:21 am #41583GirafeParticipant
Eat fast food 5 times a week. HI! 30 lbs weight gain.
Get into a relationship with the shy, quiet, non-ambitious type of guy. I am completely the opposite, and after my last few relationships I realize they were all the same dude. I need more mental stimulation!
Have bangs again. I have naturally curly hair, and there is just no winning that game.
Tolerate any mistreatment by work colleagues/bosses. I was a Director of a non-profit a couple of years ago and the board bullied me and caused a lot of psychological damage. The advantage is now any trivial BS that happens at work just rolls off my back! (ARRHHH student politics! Hah!)October 2, 2012 at 10:51 am #41585RangerchicParticipant
I’m with Katie…I will never drink until I throw up again. I mostly never drink past a buzz anymore – it is just not worth it.October 2, 2012 at 10:53 am #41587NookieParticipant
This might sound a bit big-headed but I don’t mean it that way… I don’t regret any of the choices I’ve made. Every choice, good and bad, led me to where I am now. And while I struggle and have my bad days, I’m pretty lucky to have gotten as far as I have and all I can do is keep trying.
Oh except for the junior highschool hair, I’m with you on that. And oh god, k-mart jeans!October 2, 2012 at 11:12 am #41590ktfranParticipant
All I can say is triangle head. I should have never gotten that horrible perm in 5th grade that lasted all through high school. Yes, I looked like a pyramid.
Also, I wish I would have learned a lot sooner to stick up for myself and stop caring about what EVERYONE thinks.October 2, 2012 at 11:52 am #41592mfParticipant
Self-tanner. I inevitably end up looking like an oompa loompa.
Talking myself out of something I really want to do just because I’m afraid.
Feeling compelled to answer people when they ask inappropriate questions. And generally standing up for myself instead of feeling like I have to please others all the time. Okay, okay, I’m still working on this one.October 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm #41593kerrycontraryBlocked
@mf have you tried TanTowel? I really liked the way it looked on my skin (I used the one for fair-medium skin). You just have to make sure you don’t miss any spots, but if you do it will all blend in after 1 shower. Or you can try a solid body tint from Lush. They make one that has pink tones for those with lighter skin, and they wash off completely in the shower.October 2, 2012 at 12:17 pm #41594bethanyParticipant
Not packing a pair or 2 of underwear and a toothbrush in my carry on. The one time I forgot, they lost my luggage! Never making that mistake again!