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22 Shitty Things In Life That Every Girl Just Needs To Accept

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident.” Sometime around the fourth grade, you probably learned these words when you studied the Declaration of Independence. Among the truths that they held “self-evident” (meaning undeniably true) back in 1776 were that all men were created equal and that we all deserved the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. While those are still true today, there are a whole lot of other things that we now know are also undeniably true — and we just have to accept them.

  1. No matter how good your skin care routine is, you will inevitably still get a zit, likely right before some big event.
  2. One of your friends will always ditch you for a guy. You will also always forgive her the second they break up.
  3. There will always be some item of clothing that you will never, ever be able to pull off, no matter how cute you think it looks on everyone else.
  4. Your best hair days will always be when no one is around to see them.
  5. There comes a time when you just stop being friends with some people, and that’s okay. Just be sure to say goodbye.
  6. People — including your best friends — will always talk about you behind your back, and you will talk about them behind theirs, too.
  7. You’ll never be able to find that one perfect pair of boots you saw on Pinterest.
  8. Speaking of Pinterest, nothing you ever craft, cook, or bake will ever come out as great as it looks in the pin.
  9. The movie will never be as good as the book, and there’s not enough time to read all the books.
  10. You will spend twenty-four days of the month praying for your period and then four days cursing its existence.
  11. There will always be one guy — one perfect guy — who it didn’t work out with, solely because of timing.
  12. There will also be one guy — one complete douchebag — who you will never be able to fully let go of.
  13. The only people you run into when you go to Starbucks in your pajamas are your ex and that hot guy from your English lecture.
  14. Fat-free cheese, sugar-free chocolate, and turkey bacon will never taste as good as the real thing.
  15. No matter how much you avoid them, your problems won’t go away.
  16. You will never find the exact perfect shade of red lipstick.
  17. The only thing in life you can control is yourself, and that goes out the window after copious amounts of wine.
  18. People you love will leave your life in any number of ways. Cherish them while you can.
  19. There will always be someone who is prettier, smarter, skinnier, or richer than you. Stop worrying about that person and just be the best you can be.
  20. You likely will never have enough money to buy all the things you want.
  21. You will still buy most of them anyway.
  22. There will always be things (and people) you have to accept because you can’t change them. Know that you also have the power to let go of the things you simply can’t accept.

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Jenna Crowley

Jenna used to be known as 2NOTBrokeGirls, but then one of the girls actually went broke, so she's struck out on her own. Jenna spends her free time saving the world, one sorority girl at a time (usually while wearing yoga pants), questioning why she decided to get a doctorate, and documenting her love of all things cheese related. You can ask her anything you want about football, using your boobs to get what you want, and pizza at @JennaLCrowley on Twitter or via email at JennaLCrowley@gmail.com.

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