So here it goes. Here are a few things that people may judge me for, but I refuse to apologize!
- I refuse to apologize for being a vegetarian (and generally health-conscious). I’m done eating things I don’t want to eat because I’m afraid people will start asking me about my food choices. I don’t ask other people to make me food, and I’m very happy with this decision, thank you very much.
- I refuse to apologize for loving the Twilight movies. No, like seriously. I’m obsessed with them. (Didn’t enjoy the books so much, though). If I’m having a rough day you better bet your buns that I’m cuddled on my bed watching Bella and Edward’s dramatic lives unfold with a hot mug of chai tea.
- I refuse to apologize for listening to Top 40 music. I LIKE FLO RIDA, DAMNIT. From now on, when music snobs ask me what music I like, I’m proud to say Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Adele, and the like.
- I refuse to apologize for being obsessed with Barack Obama. I totally respect everyone’s political beliefs. Diversity makes the world go ’round! I think it’s bogus that it’s become so taboo to talk about politics because people like, get so freaking offended. I love Barack Obama. In fact, love probably isn’t strong enough a verb to adequately express my feelings. You don’t? THAT’S GODDAMN FINE. Do what you want!
- I refuse to apologize for being incapable of working a “normal” job. Sometimes I feel guilty telling hard-working people about all of the freedom I have– like work isn’t supposed to be this soul-fulfilling or freedom-creating. I’m officially done feeling guilty! If people feel envious of the freedom I’ve created for myself, I hope to inspire them to do the same. If they’re envious, it means that they’re not 100% happy with their lives and I want to show them how to have everything they want, not hide my own joy. Everyone deserves to live a life that they’re proud of.
- I refuse to apologize for believing in “woo woo” stuff. To me, the “spiritual” stuff I read isn’t spiritual at all. It’s just common sense. I’m totally into the law of attraction. I love authors like Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer. The book “The Power of Now” changed my LIFE. So has meditation and Gabrielle Bernstein. I love and respect you no matter your metaphysical affiliation.
- I refuse to apologize for swearing like a sailor if and when I fucking feel like it. I’m not sorry that I’m not sorry. Curse words crack me up and add so much spice to my life that I’m just not willing to live without them. This is who I am, damnit.
- I refuse to apologize for driving like a grandma. I like speed limits and follow them to a T. Cruise control is a godsend. Stop tailgating me. It won’t make me go any faster.
- I refuse to apologize for changing my mind approximately every 5 seconds. I’m curious. I question everything. This inevitably leads to constant changes and lifestyle experiments. Some days I want to own 33 things and travel the world. Other days I want about 1000 things and to cozy up at home and never leave again. I think there’s something fundamentally wrong with people who speak in absolutes. Nothing is absolute. Give yourself the space to choose as you please! THAT’S FREEDOM.
- I refuse to apologize for talking a lot. Hello? I’m an extrovert! Talking is my ENERGY SOURCE. I’m all about becoming a great listener, and understand the importance of silence, but I get so much joy from talking to people. I just love it. And I’m not sorry.
- I refuse to apologize for wanting to be rich. Yep, I’d really, really like to be a millionaire one day. I refuse to feel guilty or selfish about this. That’s just bad money juju.
The thing I will always apologize for:
- Disrespecting another person. I do my best not to act disrespectfully. I feel that as long as I’m not hurting anyone else I’m perfectly safe to be/do/have whatever the hell I want in life.
What parts of your personality have you been hiding?
What about you do you hide from your closest friends?
Who would you be if you could run away and be whomever you wanted?
Make a list of things that you’ll stop apologizing for!
And then STOP APOLOGIZING.
Nothing is less attractive to me than a person who says “sorry” all the damn time. Own it, babe!