Monday, January 04, 2016
I will not Apologize for Being
I apologize too much. I tell complete strangers that I am "sorry" for being in the same aisle at the same time looking at the same cereal for two seconds. "Sorry, I didn't mean to exist in this same place at the same time as you and potentially cause you a nanosecond delay in retrieving your Raisin Bran. Please act as if I am simply vapor and continue on with your shopping."
I apologize all the time for so many stupid, little, no-apology-necessary things. And I'm done with it. If I happen to be in the cereal aisle and I'm in your way, tough cookies. You can either wait patiently, or you can say "excuse me," and I'll quickly scoot over a bit. But I'm not sorry for existing there or then.
I am not going to apologize anymore for being. I am human. I am real. I take up space, no more than necessary, but no longer any less.
This is my affirmation for 2016, a statement to repeat to myself daily:
I will not apologize for being.