Have you sometimes wondered how apologetic women are about so many things in our lives and are constantly trying to justify the way we are and the way we behave? We’re always trying so hard to live up to societal expectations and even to expectations of people around us. All the time!
Somewhere down the road - or right from the beginning - we’ve all been victims of “please-o-mania” in some form or the other, and we’re the ones who’ve suffered the most because of it. Do we try or live up to societal expectations or do we follow our hearts?
So why exactly do we get apologetic and justify who we are?
“I’m Sorry!” - The Apology Checklist
I have a whole list of stuff I used to be apologetic about while growing up and even recently. Do you want to see how many compare with yours?
I’m not saying I have developed superhuman abilities overnight. I have moments of huge self-doubt like any other person, for instance, about writing these blogs where I lay myself bare to scrutiny and criticism.
Putting my voice out in public puts me in a vulnerable position. Of course that’s scary!
But I’m still putting my voice out there. Unapologetically.
Because I CAN take ownership of my insecurities better and not give a fuck about things I can’t change. And I don’t need to tell you how gloriously liberating it is because I know you’ll find out for yourself soon enough.
So here’s to accepting yourself better and being more choosy about fucks to give. Cheers!