12 Things I Would Never Give Up for Lent

Today marks the first day of Lent. I only knowing this information because a friend who I often turn 
to complain to has decided to once again give up Facebook for 40 days. Right as I'm  in the middle of finding a job in Washington DC and getting my butt to the opposite side of the country. How inconvenient. 

I get that this has nothing to do with me, but sometimes these things always happen at the worst possible time. I got to thinking what I would give up for 40 days if my religion asked me to. I came up with a few things in my mind that I thought I could maybe pull off going without for the full 40 days, but my list somehow turned into a list of things I in no way shape or form would give up for anyone.

Here is my list of things I could never part with for 40 minutes let alone 40 days. And props to the rest of you that are actually willing and able to make such a difficult promise...

Binge watching television series

How else am I expected to fall asleep, keep myself entertained while I eat dinner and pass another Friday night at home alone? Online streaming was created for those of us who are single and have yet to make the commitment to buying a cat. 


Chips, french fries, baked potatoes, roasted potatoes. Did I mention french fries? Potatoes are basically my largest food group and kept me alive all through college. Plus they’re so versatile they should win some kind of award. 

Body Pillows

Back to the whole no man and no cat to keep me company, my five foot long body pillow at least gives me the illusion that I’m not laying in bed alone at night. This gif basically describes how I greet it every time I come home.


If my iPod isn’t charged before I have to leave to walk to class I just might consider being late so I can give it an ounce of battery life. A charged iPod on full blast means I don’t have to hear cars honking, friends who might be yelling for my attention and the man who always offers me religious pamphlets. It’s basically my way out of having any human interaction, plus with the right playlist, you can strut like Beyonce. Or at least feel like you are. 

Facebook & Instagram

I wouldn't say I'm addicted to Facebook or Instagram, but I definitely go through my phases. Maybe I could go without them, but knowing me the second I would commit to this I’d just have to share some irrelevant story  about my day. 


Courtesy of my roommate, she “wouldn’t give up sex if she was getting it.” Understandable. 

An all too common worry. source
Heat Styling Tools

I’d give up potatoes before I gave up blow drying and straightening my hair, and I basically am alive thanks to that gorgeous vegetable, so that ought to show you how much I care about the appearance of my fried locks. None of those no-heat-hairstyles for me, thank you very much

Retail Therapy

Trips to the Dollar Tree where I spend ridiculous amounts of money on things I don’t need are my therapy. Nothing makes me feel more powerful/glamorous than walking out with bags full of stuff and spending under 20 dollars.

Frozen Yogurt

"I wan't all of you, forever, you and me, everyday."  Even though I did find out my favorite frozen yogurt franchise was keeping secrets from me, what's a relationship without some bumps...

Snapchat is not a game. 

Snapchat is the one way I keep in contact with my friend all the way up in Oregon. Sure we’re friends on Facebook, but he likes to pretend like he hasn't noticed my messages, so Snapchat is necessary until we decide we hate one another.



Gifs are basically my 4th language. They’re perfect for when I have something sassy to say and great to make long text posts not seem like they go on forever. 

My Third Arm...formerly known as my laptop.

Do people give up things as dramatic as their laptop? I’m thinking no, but maybe there’s some hardcore person out there who limits the hours they will use technology. Either way it could never happen. I literally took a nap with my laptop today, as in wrapped my body around as to not disturb it. True story. 

Are you giving up anything for Lent...like officially? And if not, what's one thing you couldn't do without?

1 comment

  1. I'm actually giving up my most used social media, so, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr. That being said, I guess you can say I'm sort of giving up my laptop since I won't be on it that much anymore... in previous years I gave up junk food and fast food, but not this year. I can never, ever, ever give up sushi, no matter how hard I try.