37 Things You Don’t Need To Be Sorry About

1. Eating the last piece of bacon.

2. Telling someone how you feel.

3. Ordering something better than a well drink.

4. Watching the Olympics in hopes a swimmers speedo falls off.

5. Moving to advance your career.

6. Not returning a text sent past midnight.

7. Knowing the lyrics to any Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan, or Disney Starlet song.

8. Talking about dating in front of children, especially if you’re gay.

9. Responding to emails too quickly.

10. Being proactive.

11. Posting articles that make people mad on Facebook.

12. Speaking in a French accent when saying French words.

13. Working too much.

14. Going on a date, not paying for it, and not calling back.

15. Openly crushing on people you may never meet.

16. Wanting to make more money, and then doing it.

17. Caring too much.

18. Not having sex as much as people expect or want.

19. Holding people accountable.

20. Yelling when you want to yell.

21. Hating New York.

22. Wanting to be a stay at home parent and not work.

23. Throwing paint on a canvas and calling it ‘art.’

24. Wanting to have a child in your twenties with the person you love.

25. Getting married in your twenties, if the government lets you.

26. Snoring on planes when you fall asleep.

27. Dating someone your ex kind of dated, but never got serious with.

28. Wanting to love someone, and being scared to tell them.

29. Having brunch on Sunday and then going to bed afterwards.

30. Forgetting “i” comes before “e” except after “c”

31. Needing a substance to get on a plane.

32. Making a mistake and not learning from it the first time.

33. Still being weird about your parents’ divorce.

34. Only getting your news from Twitter.

35. Being hung-over.

36. Screening your family’s calls and later saying, “I was really busy!”

37 Loving when you want to love, and not loving when you don’t care too. TC mark

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  • Hailie

    LOVE this!! especially #9 #18 #21 & #32! (btw Olympic swimmers don’t wear Speedos. As much as I wish they did.)

    • Estelle

      …Speedo is a brand, but many people use it to refer to a certain style of swimwear, so i know where you’re coming from.

      • Hailie

        Oh no I know, I just guessed because he didn’t capitalise the “s” that he meant the actual banana hammock rather than the brand. Besides which, most Olympic swimmers don’t wear the Speedo brand anyway, they wear Adidas or Jaked.

  • http://twitter.com/majarini May Cat (@majarini)

    Thank you.

  • http://meandmylifeandyou.blogspot.com Krystel

    Thanks for this! :D

  • TTT

    #4 – BAM!

  • http://www.facebook.com/hannah.faith.39 Hannah Faith

    Thank you.

  • Ve

    27. A student of mine did this (only he dated someone his friend kind of dated, he asked her out like a year after they broke up) and they’ve been married 20+ years.

  • http://twitter.com/lalalanifarley lalalanifarley

    if you’re going to reference Lilo you gotta spell it right, come on TC. lindsAy > lindsEy

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  • Julia

    Loved this!!

  • Marissa

    just posted this article on my Facebook and i won’t be sorry if people are mad i did

  • Elizabeth

    Like the list, but dude, come on. Check your spelling.

    • Angie

      Right? It was quite distracting.

    • Khan13

      I agree- and forgetting i before e except after c is not okay in the adult world either. Loved everything else.

  • Olive

    Well you can’t really date someone your ex dated unless you’re LGBT

    • Alexei

      Author’s gay.

  • Julius Caesar

    ^ to v.s. too

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    • Jessica

      This comment is thoughtful and productive.

  • onyae

    Caring too much. That’s my problem…..glad i don’t have to be sorry for it

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  • http://paigemarjorie.wordpress.com Paige Dolton

    #12 FOR THE WIN

  • adam

    #38. Refusing to accept your mom’s new husband as your step-dad.

  • Anthony

    It’s LindsAy Lohan….

  • Emily

    Am I the only totally confused by #1? What exactly constitutes a ‘well drink’? Never heard this phrase before.

    • Veronica

      Mixed drink made with the cheapest liquor at the bar, and only one hard liquor at a time. (Google it, it turns out to be a common–but also commonly asked about–phrase.)

  • Ron

    I may make this a ‘to do’ list.

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  • http://lifeofajengkelkid.wordpress.com Nicole

    Reblogged this on Indigo.

  • Jasmine

    If we reversed #22 this would be spot on.

    • http://eirenehogan.wordpress.com eirenehogan

      you shouldn’t have to apologise for either (being a stay at home parent or a working parent)

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