• Kaetlyn Osmond

Guilty Pleasures

Society created this term that I find strange... Guilty Pleasures. It is a term used to describe foods, movies, music, and pretty much everything that you do in life. I don't know when people started feeling guilty about the things they love. OR when did we start hiding the things that excite us because society laughs at us? We are taught to feel guilty about enjoying things that aren't necessarily good for us, too cheesy for us, too "lame," or too "girly."

Recently, I've given up hiding. It is truthfully exhausting trying to be who everyone wants me to be and losing sight of who I truly am.

So, I am enjoying all the things I love, GUILT FREE!

- Candy, candy, and more candy. I really am not a chocolate person, but sugary candy placed in front of me, give me more!!

- Staying in bed as long as I want. Life is so busy and we are constantly setting alarms and running out of the house. Somedays, I just don't want to move.

-Chilling at coffee shops for hours. My record is like 6 hours!

- Watching Disney plus and indulging in my childhood again. Hannah Montana and The Suite Life of Zac and Cody has been marvellous.

- Reading romance novels. Truly great things.

- Watching some of my all time favourite movies. Living in their fantasies and magic. Letting myself trust the idea of movie love. August Rush, The Ultimate Gift, A Walk to Remember, they are just a few of my all time favourites. I love them and it has been far too long since I've let myself marvel in them.

I remember when I was younger reading Fifty Shades of Grey and hiding the cover from the people sitting next to me on the plane or the people sitting across from me at the cafe. I was so scared of the judging eyes. I couldn't stop reading though, completely captivated by the book, and I felt so guilty about it.

It is crazy how much the fear of others judging us can change who we are or what we feel comfortable sharing. It can influence the books we read, the movies we watch, and the foods we eat. ]

Guilty pleasures should just be pleasures. Enjoy what you want to enjoy and everyone else can just deal with it. Live your own life!

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