Do You Regret Not Participating In Last Year’s Regrets Week? Now’s Your Chance!

Last year, around this time, we hosted a theme week on regrets (regretting everything, specifically). It was made of part-reader submissions and part-stuff from us editors. Here’s how Jennifer described it:

A recent study polled 370 men and women – ages 19 to 103 – and asked them what their biggest regret was. 20% said relationship issues, family troubles came in a close second at 16%, followed by educational shortcomings (13%) and career failures (12%).

Those sound so awesome we want to know more! We want to hear about them in detail! So, next week, we’ll be hosting “I Regret Everything Week” at TheGloss. We’ll be featuring essays where some of our columnists tell you their worsts regrets, and I’ll be revealing my deep dark secret (the midget is the baby’s daddy!) If you have a story about a great regret you want to share in 600-800 words, we want to hear from you. Contact Ashley or I at Jennifer [at] or Ashley [at] It’ll be cathartic, maybe?

Of course, the important takeaway from this is… next week is round 2 and if you regret not participating last time, now’s your chance to write in with all your stories about missed opportunities, dumb decisions, bad calls and things you wish you could change. Do like Jen says and send one of us an e-mail.

UPDATE: Oh! I forgot! We’re sweetening the deal by putting the reader submissions to a vote. Whoever wins gets a very awesome pair of Lumete sunglasses… but more on that later!

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    • Alexandra

      My biggest regret is calling my (now ex) boyfriend to tell him that I was dying and to say goodbye when I had one of my worst manic episodes 2 months after his dad died. I also regret making my grandfather cry during that same situation. I know that I didn’t really have any control over my mental state or actions at that time, but several years later I still feel terrible about it. I’ve finally gotten past the PTSD flashbacks though. So that’s good.

    • Lindsey

      I have a suggestions! If you all are going to make another reader submission week some time after this you could make a ‘beauty diy’ week. For fabulous prizes. I really enjoyed Jennifer’s hairstyle week (even though I have a pixie cut… hair lust…) and her beauty diy. Juuuuust an idea.

      My biggest regret is not participating in any of last year’s reader submissions. Love this site. LOVE, NOT LIKE. LOVE.