I stopped apologizing a long time ago; I stopped apologizing for who I am. Take it or leave it, this is what you get. I am me, and I can’t change it -I don’t want to change it. I happen to like me just fine the way I am.
I often apologized when I was younger, and I never felt comfortable; it just never felt right. I am one of those people who say what they think. I am not rude or hurtful, but I will say what’s on my mind. Don’t ask me what I think, if you can’t handle my answer, don’t force me to lie because you don’t want to hear the truth.
I will not apologize for being me, and I will not apologize for not fitting in -wherever it might be.
I will not apologize for my beliefs or disbeliefs, neither will I apologize for my opinion.
I will not apologize for what I have said -even though I wrong- in that moment it was what I believed.
I will not apologize for being late or early…shit happens.
I will not apologize for my talent or my failures. I tried my best…either way.
I will not apologize for having more than so many. I have been very fortunate, and I try to share and help whenever I can.
I will not apologize for not having enough. I am middle class and just a few steps away from falling off the cliff like so many of us.
I will not apologize for my gender, my color, my sexual orientation or anything else that might bother anybody. It’s not my problem!
I will not apologize for bumping into you; it happened -it wasn’t planned.
I am not sorry for being me!
“My life is not an apology, but a life. It is for itself and not for a spectacle. I much prefer that it should be of a lower strain, so it be genuine and equal, than that it should be glittering and unsteady.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson