37 Reasons Why I Am Always Triggered

37 Reasons Why I Am Always Triggered

Trigger warning: everything.

Here are just a few of the reasons why I am salty as fuck:

1. I am triggered when my roommates don't wash their dishes for two days and it's like a volcano about to explode

2. I am triggered when there is a boob gap when I wear a button down

3. I am triggered when the line for ABP is too long and I am late for class

4. I am triggered when cars don't hit me at a pedestrian walk so I have to pay my own tuition

5. I am triggered when buses see me running toward the bus and leave anyway...

6. I am triggered when my socks fall down and feel like there is a lego in my shoe


8. I am triggered when someone sits in my unassigned assigned seat and I can't talk to my friends during class

9. I am triggered when my seedless grapes aren't really seedless

10. I am triggered when people pronounce "crayon" as "crown"

11. I am triggered when the same dude keeps deleting you from Snapchat, and then keeps re-adding you to be nosy

12. I am triggered when there are no weights that I can lift and can't get swole

13. I am triggered when a bitch is too busy texting and not squatting

14. I am triggered when people wear white socks with black tennis shoes

15. I am triggered when Qudoba only give me one scoop of queso, not one and a half

16. I am triggered when dudes drunk FaceTime you and disrupt your beauty sleep

17. I am triggered by emotions.

18. I am triggered when people say some nasty shit over text, but stroke like a 4-year-old finger painting

19. I am triggered when the head is 100%, but the dick feels like you just drank a bottle of NyQuil

20. I am triggered when my laundry takes 3 dryer cycles to completely dry and then you burn yourself trying to get it out

21. I am triggered when my Hot Pocket burns my mouth and feels like lava.

22. I am triggered when the Pinterest recipe lies and you end up burning the food, even though you followed the instructions exactly

23. I am triggered when your friends try to set you up with their weird friend who probably lives with their parents still and sells spice to middle schoolers for 60$ for an 1/8th.

24. I am triggered when gas is $2.50 a gallon and not 5 cents like it should be

25. I am triggered when my best friend doesn't want to listen to my drama for two hours

26. I am triggered when my main hoe and side hoe are busy so you sit there like...

27. I am triggered when a customer doesn't tell me "you too" when I say "Have a good day"

28. I am triggered when people say triggered too much

29. I am triggered when someone throws out the Cookout I have been saving in your fridge for 3 days

30. I am triggered when I just did laundry, and I can't find any matching socks

31. I am triggered when my ho-tation falls apart and dudes realize that I am a fuck

32. I am triggered when I miss happy hour by 5 minutes, and they won't give me the happy hour prices

33. I am triggered when I see anyone I know from high school

34. I am triggered every time I see a person I used to fuck with existing in my general area

35. I am triggered when everyone I used to know is pregnant, married, a drug addict, or doing more successful things than me

36. I am triggered when frat dudes wear shorts with Nikes and mid-calf socks.

37. I am triggered by how triggered I am.

Cover Image Credit: Rachel Kiser

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There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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I'm The Person Who Always Says 'Yes' And I'm Tired Of It

I'm sorry for being blunt, but being a people pleaser is a tiring job.


Being a people pleaser runs in my family. My mom and I talk about this weakness of ours all the time, especially when we are both worn out from saying "yes" too much.

When it comes to academics, I always go above and beyond to ensure I did everything correctly in order to please the professor or teacher. If there's ever an instance where I feel as if I can't meet or complete a task, my anxiety takes over and out comes a handy-dandy panic attack. Typically, this ends with tears rolling down my cheeks, a headache, and someone telling me to worry about myself and to not stress if it's hurting me too much (if they see me panicking, that is).

Me going to check off "handy-dandy panic attack" in my handy-dandy notebook after a long day.

As a high schooler, the game of saying "yes" was easy and somewhat manageable. In college, however, that game has changed, and it has changed drastically. There was something about non-stop work that was added in… not a fan.

I don't know why saying "yes" has always been instilled in me, but I cannot think of a time when I was not constantly saying "yes" to others. The moments you will always catch me saying "yes" are moments when it comes to helping someone. Sometimes I interject myself because I feel guilty if I don't offer the help.

Of course, there are instances when I truly mean the offer I give, but then there are other moments when I highly regret asking. There have been plenty of times where I have gotten myself into too many outings at once and my extroverted-introverted self becomes beyond angry with myself.

If I say "no" to someone, there's this sense of guilt that hangs over my head for at least a week and it doesn't go away.

While I enjoy making others happy in (almost) any way possible, I believe it is time for me to start saying "no." This does not mean I will be saying "no" to every single thing someone asks me to do, but rather, I'll take a second to think about how much time and energy will have to go into the whole situation before diving in headfirst.

My new slogan will be "Just say no… sometimes."

Instead of stressing over every detail of an assignment for class, I'll stress over the major details rather than the microscopic ones. Before I interject myself into a situation, I will take a moment and think about whether my help is even necessary or wanted. This will be no easy task, especially for this anxiety-ridden people pleaser, but I am going to do the best I can. The over-achiever in me needs to sit down, take a chill pill, and over-achieve in the category of saying "no."

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