17 Things Only High Maintenance Girls Understand
I’m not high maintenance, I just have really high standards.
My husband often jokes one day I’ll come out to find his skeletal remains in the living room after telling him for the umpteenth time, “I’ll just be five more minutes!”
It’s true I have a makeup and going out prep routine that would rival most endurance athletes. I’ve also been known to cry over ruined manicures (is there anything worse?!), pack like I’m moving house when I’m going away for the night and would rather stab myself in the eye with one of my Louboutins than go camping. I’ve been called fussy, pedantic and a princess, but in short, I’m a little – okay, a lot – high maintenance. And if you can relate, you probably know the struggles of having really, really, ridiculously high standards well. For example…
1. Leaving the house looking anything less than catwalk ready is not an option.
2. When it comes to makeup application, your routine rivals Kylie Jenner.
3. If you had a dollar for every credit card you’d maxed out, you probably wouldn’t be paying off a mortgage-sized debt right now.
4. Owning the latest fetch pair of heels is as essential to you as buying groceries is to normal people.
5. And for that reason you own more shoes than most people have underwear.
6. Like, you could literally build a house with the sheer amount of shoes you have.
7. You pack at least 3,354 outfit options when going on a two day trip.
8. And you have unashamedly high expectations when it comes to relationships.
9. Manicures make your world go round.
10. You regularly get called a ‘princess’, and you take it as a compliment.
11. You wouldn’t consider ordering anything less than a high end cocktail at a bar.
12. The thought of repeating an outfit literally sends chills down your spine.
13. You DON’T do camping. Or ‘glamping’. Or any variation thereof.
14. You’re late to just about everything. Including your own events.
15. Some people consider you to be ‘moody’. Frankly, you don’t see it.
16. You’ve been known to make lengthy requests at restaurants.
17. And you never apologize for being you. You might be high maintenance, but you’re worth the effort.
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Nadia is a journalist, media commentator and editor with a penchant for hoarding makeup and an opinion on just about everything. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, Cosmopolitan, and many more. She's a passionate advocate for destroying mental health stigma and sexually empowering women, and has absolutely no concept of TMI. Follow Nadia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.