15 Relatable Female Struggles

15 Relatable Female Struggles

"I literally have nothing to wear"

"Wow being a girl is so great, you get to put on pretty make up, and do up your hair and leggings are now socially acceptable as pants!" Yes, being a girl is pretty great and I would never want to have issues like shaving my beard everyday or having to wear a cup when I wanted to play a contact sport, but let's be real ladies, the daily process of getting ourselves to look presentable is a STRUGGLE. Like having to awkwardly stretch your leg up the slippery wall in the shower to shave when there's no convenient place to put your leg (like why do people still build showers without leg rests?!) and when you need to buy a bra and walk around the store oddly groping each one, commenting "wow this is so squishy!" or "there's not even any room for my boob in here!" The stuff we have to deal with is just weird. Maybe wearing a cup doesn't sound so bad after all...

1. Taking 20 minutes in the morning to put on mascara only to spend all day picking it off

2. Trying to hold your legs up against the shower wall to shave them when there's no leg rest

3. Trying to put on leggings when you get out of the shower

4. When your comb gets stuck in your hair

5. When you go to target with true intentions of not buying shoes....or sweaters...

6. The 'skinny jean dance' you do every morning

7. You decide to be super healthy and eat a yogurt and salad for dinner and then attack a whole Ben and Jerry's pint an hour later

8. Falling asleep before your nails have completely dried

9. Opening your closet everyday and saying "I literally have nothing to wear"

10. Holding up leggings in a store trying to decide if they're see through or not

11. Walking around Victoria Secret squeezing all the bras, weirding even yourself out just a little bit

12. Proceeding to check out with your $200 shopping cart and then questioning if it's really worth it when you see the $7 shipping charge

13. Sitting in front of the mirror plucking your eyebrows for a solid 20 minutes only to lean back and realize your left eyebrow is practically missing

14. Realizing you wear black leggings everyday and people probably think you only have one pair of pants... I promise I don't

15. Opening your laptop to start homework and then before you know it you're six episodes deep in Friends

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it


Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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Not Having The 'Picture Perfect' Body Shape Doesn't Mean You Can't Wear A Bikini

All shapes and size are acceptable and beautiful.


Summer has finally come again and it's now the time where everyone regrets not working out to get their "perfect" summer body. I'm here to say that these summer bodies everyone has been talking about are an unhealthy way to look at yourself and can hurt one's body image. If you're a size zero, that's great for you. If you're not a size zero, that is still great for you. There is no defined size that is required to wear a bikini during the summer, and there shouldn't be these unrealistic society norms on who can and can't wear them.

My entire life I was never worried about my size or how I look in a clothing item such as a bathing suit during the summer. I had always maintained a small figure from being active in grade school all the way through high school. Now that I am in college with no daily or weekly (and sometimes even monthly) exercise routine, I have gained weight and started to feel self conscious in what I look like in certain items that show my stomach. I don't look like the swimsuit models that are posted all over Instagram and started to feel that when summer came along I shouldn't be caught dead in a bathing suit or a shirt that showed any part of my stomach. I was beginning to feel bad about my body image because I didn't have the body shape or size that is considered to be a "society norm" and let it get to me. This is when I knew I needed to change my mindset, and not my physical appearance.

Just because someone isn't a certain size doesn't mean they should be shame into not wearing something they like or makes them feel good about themselves. Summertime is all about being in the sun at the beach or at the pool and getting a tan and getting in the water. This things require a swimsuit of some sort. The size and shape of someone's body shouldn't put a restriction on what type of bathing suit they choose to wear, and no one should comment on how they look in it in a negative manner. For some people, it's hard to lose weight just as it is hard for some people to gain weight. Society is always making remarks about girls being "too small" or "too big" or comments that are similar to those and it's putting a negative effect on how women view themselves which makes it harder for them to have a sense of self love.

Let a woman feel good about herself in what she's wearing no matter her size and leave the rude comments to yourself. Whether she is a size 0 or greater, she is still adding beauty into the world. If you want to wear a bikini, then do it. Don't let the negative people in society harshen your summertime fun.

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