Regret is something that I think about a lot. I regret the fact that I think about regret a lot. Ha, get it? Anyway, moving on. Regretting things sucks. It is a sinking feeling that makes you feel like you messed up or missed out on something that could have been awesome. I really don’t like living with regrets, but I do. I’m working on it, though! As Drake once iconically said, “you only live once,” which means you should never regret the things you do. Obviously, it’s easy for a rich and famous rapper to say that, and a lot harder for us “normal” people to live with no regrets, but we have to try.
My mom used to tell me to never get a tattoo because I would regret it. I have tattoos now, and I don’t feel bad about it at all! Of course, there will be things that I have (and will) regret when I get a little bit older, though. I want to tell them to you so that you won’t have to live with the same feelings. Trust me, you don’t want to feel like you wish you could go back in time and make things different! If you want to live that ~yolo~ life, take a look at these things that you might actually regret when you are older, so you can avoid them!
Not Telling Your Crush You Like ThemNot to be dramatic, but if you have had a crush on some boy for three years and haven't told him...now is the time. It might not end up the way you want it to, but if you never try you'll never know. You never know if they have the same feelings for you, and if you never act on it, you could be missing out on an opportunity. Even if it doesn't work out, it's good to act on your feelings so you can get closure! Image Source: iStock
Staying In A Bad RelationshipI'm going to be real for a minute: a few years ago, I stayed in a relationship for much longer than I should have. Unfortunately, I missed out on so many cool things because of this bad relationship I was in with this awful guy who wouldn't let me do anything. I do regret not ending it sooner! If you are feeling like your relationship is toxic or overrun its course, it's time to cut it off. It will really help you in the long run. Image Source: iStock
Spending All Of Your MoneyBIG ONE HERE. You know all of those birthdays when you got money that you immediately spent? You might regret that in a few years. When I graduated high school, I had a giant graduation party where my distant relatives I had never even heard of gave me money and gift cards that I spent like, the next day. I know it sounds so silly, but saving money is important. Image Source: iStock
Fighting With Your ParentsI know that your parents can be awful and piss you off, but sometimes, you need to give them a little credit. I know I regret yelling at my mom when I was in middle school. I took a lot of my own insecurities out on my family, and that wasn't fair! Image Source: iStock
Not Quitting A Bad JobSimilar to not getting out of a dangerous relationship, not quitting a bad job is something you might end up regretting later in life. I know making money is important, but it's not worth it if you have an awful boss, or you can't handle the pressure. Obviously, you can't just quit every job you get, but you shouldn't be forced to stay in an environment that is unhealthy for you. Image Source: iStock
Caring Too Much About What People ThinkThis one is also important! I know it's SO easy to constantly compare yourself to other people and constantly worry about what they think, but it will just make you feel worse in the long run. I was always so self conscious in high school, which made me self conscious in college and the "real world." If I had cared a little less about what people thought and a little more about what made my happy, I would have been a much more confident person. Image Source: iStock
Being Mean To Other GirlsWHY are girls so mean to each other? It's so important to stick together and empower each other, not bring one another down. I know it's easy to make fun of a girl's outfit, but it's not helping anyone, and you will regret being mean to other girls when you get older and realize that it's so important for ladies to stick together. Image Source: iStock
Not Taking Care Of YourselfI know that self care is really ~in~ right now, but it's also really important. If you start getting into a self care routine now while you're young, it will be easier for you to stick with that routine and take care of yourself when you're older. Take it from me: I didn't do a good job a taking care of myself when I was younger, and it just makes it SO much harder for me to take care of myself now. Start while you can! Image Source: iStock
What of these things have you done? Will you regret them when you’re older? Tell us in the comments!