For most people, living somewhere sunny means every day is a beach day. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF killthehydra.tumblr.com It's all bikinis, being outside, and living the fucking DREAM. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF CW / Via gifsee.com 1. But when you're pale and there's sun, it means you're covered up at. all. times. arabdeath / Via instagram.com 2. And when you did flaunt some skin, you had to warn people to avert their eyes from your pale ~glow.~ Loryn Brantz / Via instagram.com Do you have sunglasses?! Get them on! 3. Going to the beach also meant that you'd likely be the only one without a tan for a few miles. kelseydelene / Via instagram.com One of these (you) doesn't look like the other. 4. And you spent a good portion of each day just applying sunscreen. View this photo on Instagram comics / Via Instagram: @comics 5. In fact, it often felt like your whole day was spent applying, then reapplying, and reapplying again. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Fox / Via imgur.com 6. And even when you did think you'd applied enough, you somehow always missed a spot. izzytug / Via instagram.com Or two, or three... 7. It wasn't just the beach, though, because going outside was a harrowing endeavor in general. Warner Bros. / Via instagram.com 8. Because you had to carry a damn weaponry of hats, parasols, and cover-ups to make sure you didn't get burned. steph_arizona / Via instagram.com Living that #paledream. 9. There were times when you'd think, Yeah, I'll go outside! — but then you'd quickly find the nearest shade. collinsizzy / Via instagram.com Mistakes were made. 10. You discovered creative ways to wear less clothing while still being mostly covered up. camembert___ / Via instagram.com If you show your legs but wear a sweater, then you're basically in your summer clothes. 11. Because you knew if any skin WAS showing, you'd have to cover it up in some other way. hannahvictorialocker / Via instagram.com 12. And even though you always bought the makeup with SPF, you knew that wasn't going to last long. View this photo on Instagram chayamua / Via Instagram: @chayamua Just when you thought you could avoid sunscreen... Nope. 13. Your purse always had one or two of these babes in it. wickedwitch_ofthe_midwest / Via instagram.com 14. And when you'd meet some tan person who used an actual tanning bed, your brain nearly exploded. Comedy Central You do WHAT for WHAT? 15. Even if you wanted to, you could never forget to cover up. emilylutz2010 / Via instagram.com 16. And photos were always a problem, in general. cupcake_cartel714 / Via instagram.com 17. There were definitely times when you wished you weren't so damn pale. Disney / Via instagram.com 18. And you got teased pretty regularly for your lack of a tan... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Paramount Pictures 19. But honestly, you know you're not getting wrinkles anytime soon, so it's all pretty much worth it. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Sony Pictures ON THE BRIGHT SIDE. And no, I'm not talking about your pale-skin glow this time.