One thing I’ve learned within myself and something that could apply to other females is the consistent need to say the word “Sorry.” Regardless of what the situation is, how we feel or how the other person feels, we always say sorry. It’s almost like we are genetically made to have an obligation to apologize for every little thing we say or do. We have to say “Sorry,” because it’s the only way we know how to handle things.
I’ve realized that there comes a point when you have to say enough is enough and stop apologizing for everything! In fact, it should be a new obligation to never say sorry. Ladies, if you ask me, it’s time to cut the crap and wake up! Here are five things we should never apologize for:
- Being Ourselves
It’s easy to be broken down by others, simply because they choose to judge you for who you are. Maybe friends didn’t think you were “cool” enough. Maybe your ex made you feel insecure in yourself. Maybe you’re not where you planned to be in life. Whatever the case is, you should never doubt who you are and whether it’s okay to be yourself. Screw any haters that can’t respect that and you. You must respect yourself and you aren’t doing that if you keep apologizing for being who you are.
2. Making Ourselves a Priority
You have to be selfish sometimes. No scratch that, you have to be selfish ALL the time. You only have one life and the only person that is always going to be there is yourself. Always make sure that you are happy and okay. Don’t live your life for others, but rather a life for yourself. It’s your life and you have every right and power to live it the way that will make you happy. Be the strong and independent person that you are!
3. Being Successful and Driven
So what you have ambitions and dreams? So what you actually want to do something with your life? Why is it that women can’t be extremely driven and determined in life without being judged for it? Being successful isn’t something that others should envy or feel threatened by, but rather see it as something positive and encouraging. Let’s all be our own #girlboss and show the world what we are made of!
4. Having Feelings
It can be easy to pretend that you don’t have feelings. Sometimes we can bottle up our emotions to appear strong and confident, when in reality we could be a mess on the inside. Whether you’re angry, sad, excited, insecure, or whatever else, you have every right to feel what you are feelings. We are all our own people and have our own thoughts. If we aren’t expressing them, then are we even living a life for ourself ? Oh and btw can there please be a rule to stop saying “I know I probably sound stupid, but…?” Say what you feel, own it and who cares if others can’t handle it.
5. Being Human
You can’t always have everything together. There’s going to be moments when you feel overwhelmed with life. There can be stress from work, school, relationships, family, etc. and you’re not always going to be okay. When you get asked the big question, “How are you?,” it’s okay to not say “Great.” Allow yourself to feel what you need to feel, say what you need to say and just revel in where you are in life. Be kind to yourself, by letting your emotions and thoughts be as they should.