Do You Say “I’m Sorry” All The Time? Stop.
That’s a link to the essay I mentioned in the video. Please read and SHARE. Needs to be heard. So much in it I did not have time for in the video. .. Do you say “I am sorry” all the time? Do you apologize for being who you are, for saying what you want? For existing? Do you stay quiet when you should speak up. A video on the way we keep ourselves underfoot. An important one. Here is to living unapologetically.
A line from my essay “This is my paltry attempt at understanding the way we keep ourselves underfoot, the way we don’t say what we want to say for fear of losing what we probably never had in the first place.”
I have an anxiety/panic disorder and am constantly apologizing for things I can’t do..I’m so sick of it. If I had a broken leg, I wouldn’t apologize because I couldn’t run a race, but when it comes to “mental health issues” we feel guilty and shamed. I’m going to stop apologizing for it and hope that all other sufferers of this kind of thing do the same. We have nothing to say we’re sorry for. Thanks for bringing up this important point.
I love that “Do you apologize for taking up space in the world”… I think I do that. I don’t say it. I am not an apologizer. But I fold within. I look down. I move out of the way when I was there first. I’m trying to learn to live unapologetically because I have a right to be here.
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