Sunday, January 04, 2009

Unapologetically Embracing Myself

I heard the phrase "unapologetically embracing myself" yesterday and thought it was brilliant. How simple it seems but how difficult it is to actually do that.

Sometimes I find myself apologizing because I'm not what someone else expects me to be or because I don't feel how someone thinks I should feel. I need to quit doing that.

Quit being sorry for saying something I believe in my heart to be true because I am the only one who knows whats in my heart. Quit being sorry for feeling or not feeling a certain way about a subject even if everyone around me feels the opposite because I don't need to apologize for my feelings. Quit feeling like who I am is not good enough for some people because for me, who I am is just fine.

Today I am unaplogetically embracing myself. Today I stop apologizing for things I am not sorry for. Today I am living my life for me. What about you?

14 comments:

Little Fish said...

What a lovely idea. I'm not there yet, but I'm trying...

Auburn Kat said...

In some aspects of my life I do this but in other areas I don't. It's something I'm constantly going to have to remind myself to work on! =)

Andy said...

Hahahaha... Now I see why you told me you were actually writing about not being gold to be liked by everyone!!

Up to now... It's been difficult but I'm going there...

Stacy said...

I love that phrase! I think it's important to remind yourself (or me to remind myself) how important and fulfilling it is to realize that time is better spent when you are living for yourself rather than living to appease others.

Rachel said...

perfect

Ray said...

Great post Mandy! I find myself apologizing for things all the time...and for no reason whatsoever. I am going to start trying to accept this phrase...

:)

Katie said...

I love this! I think I'm going to print it and put it on my mirror.

Frank said...

Well said. I can be kind of a douchetard to other people...but I'm comfortable with that :)

MeLaNiE said...

I apologize all the time for the stupidest stuff that people don't even think you need to apologize for. I love this!

The Alleged Ringleader said...

Oooh I like this alot!
I need to do this.

Katie said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. i, too, often apologize when i don't meet someone else's criteria (even when they are things i can't change, like when someone asks "oh, do you know so and so?" and i say "oh i'm sorry, i don't!"

thanks for the thoughts!!!

p.s. how's the mixer going???

Mandy said...

Little Fish -- I dont know that anyone fully get there, but I plan on trying really hard.

Auburn Kat -- me too, I actually printed out the phrase and taped it to my computer at work.

Andy -- I think its something we can all work on.

Stacy -- awesome

Rachel -- thanks!

Ray -- I didnt realize how much I did it, and then once I paid attention, I didnt like it.

Katie -- I posted the phrase at work and have it in my planner too.

Frank -- as long as you're happy with yourself, thats all that matters.

Melanie -- I do too.

Alleged Ringleader-- thanks!

Katie -- I LOVE the mixer, best purchase ever.

Bayjb said...

I'm not sure how I do that, but you better believe I'm borrowing that phrase. It's great!

Sissy said...

good for you. I used to do it constantly and stopped cold turkey a few years back. i'm sorry when I'm truly sorry...I'm just not going to say it for someone else.