You Won’t Regret Reading “I Might Regret This”

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An Introduction

Have you ever seen the show Broad City? If you haven’t, and you can handle feminist, political, relatable, heart-warming, sexual humor, you need to check it out ASAP. If you can’t handle those things, watch it anyway and learn to handle them. A dear friend of mind recommended this show to me a few summers ago, and my life has never been the same in the best way possible.

Broad City features two fierce females taking on NYC in their 20’s, and it displays a friendship many of us females aspire to have with one another. They’re dedicated, even to the point of co-dependency, but watching their friendship over 5 seasons on Hulu is a ride worth taking. The show explores a wide variety of topics and issues, especially being a young female in a large city. My fiancé knows to put this show on the tv whenever I’m sad, and it almost always cheers me up instantly.

Abbi Jacobson was a writer and main character on the show, and she has written a book called I Might Regret This. I came across this masterpiece during my first trip back inside a book store after months of them being closed due to Covid-19, and decided I hadn’t treated myself enough lately. After paying a heavy bill on this and many other books, I went home and read this one cover-to-cover in just over 24 hours. 

The Synopsis

After a tough breakup, Abbi decides to go on a cross-country road trip by herself for three weeks. This book documents her journey, and her thoughts as she struggles to sleep at night. It’s hilarious and heart-breaking at the same time, and it makes me yearn to go on a road trip of my own.

Ah, to feel the wind run through my hair and my decorative scarf

Based on her writing, Abbi is delightful, witty, and full of heart. Her vulnerability in this work of art is admirable, and it’s easy to see her genuine personality come through. Plus, this book just solidifies the fact that I feel like we would really get along, especially when she mentions her introverted tendencies and grips about the saucers served with coffee or tea.

Her journey was about trying to slow down since she tends to bury herself in work to avoid sitting with her emotions, and it was time to reflect on things she hadn’t allowed herself to think about much in the past. This felt so relatable to how I used to allocate my time in the past, I and felt understood when she talked about having breakdowns and struggling emotionally because she couldn’t allow herself to take breaks.

Thank u, anxiety

Her journey was about trying to slow down since she tends to bury herself in work to avoid sitting with her emotions, and it was time to reflect on things she hadn’t allowed herself to think about much in the past. This felt so relatable to how I used to allocate my time in the past, I and felt understood when she talked about having breakdowns and struggling emotionally because she couldn’t allow herself to take breaks.

This book may not be directly related to diet culture, but it is all about reflection and asking yourself the tough questions we normally avoid, which is imperative to overcoming diet culture and moving toward intuitive eating. Really, it’s a critical part of life.

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Most of us spend our lives buzzing away like worker bees without stopping to really think and ponder. Between work, we scroll on social media mindlessly or watch hours of Netflix to serve as distractions from the tough stuff. We don’t spend enough time reflecting on who we are and what we really want. If we did, we might not fall into the diet culture trap at all. 

Nobody wants to restrict their foods and exercise relentlessly. We may think we want to, but we are actually chasing self-acceptance and status. If we take a few minutes, days, weeks, or months to genuinely reflect on what we want, we might find that a perfect body doesn’t make the cut.

Me and my friend pausing and reflecting on what we want in life and why

We trust that we want high salaries, and that a fancy new car will make us happy forever. But upon reflection, how would these things actually make us feel? Taking a time out for an honest, uninterrupted reflection can help us weed it all out. 

Between slices of deep contemplation and profound journaling is one of my favorite female comedians, making this book one irresistible literary sandwich. This book is all about stepping back, pausing, and exploring ourselves and our emotions. It is truly inspirational, but it’s hilarious at the same time. The best books always are. 

Be sure to check out I Might Regret This because you definitely won’t regret reading it!

Check out Abbi’s other works below too!

 

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