Don't even get me started on the "I'm sorry" rant, but we have got to stop apologizing for things that we have absolutely no reason to be sorry for.
Like sure, I hit your grandma with my car. That I will say sorry for, that was on me. But I sneeze and the first word that comes out of my mouth is 'I'm sorry'? HAH, no.
When someone runs into me. You clumsy POS you apologize.
When someone oh so politely interrupts me. Who was talking first? Oh, right, me.
I'm beyond done apologizing for someone else's behavior. Not. My. Problem.
For being smarter than you.
Oh, and for making more money than you. I won't rub it in your face but I won't apologize for it either.
Or how I decide to spend my money. Believe it or not, it's mine... not yours.
For being single. Because it's my life and I'm going to live it how I damn well please.
And all the sex I have–– I'm single remember.
Also, for what I will or won't put in my mouth. I'm single but I'm not down with that get down.
Truthfully, I don't want to get married. #sorrynotsorry
For saying “No” without an explanation.
Ignoring someone when he hits on me.
But also accepting a compliment instead of brushing it off because he's right, obvi.
BIG ONE: for not texting back right away. Life happens, get over it.
Not shaving before sex. Oh, is that not okay with you? Idc.
Wearing shorts and not shaving. See above.
For what I wear, when I wear it, and who I wear it around.
Being too “girly.”
Which includes but is not limited to...
Wearing too much makeup.
Not wearing any makeup.
My body type.
Not meeting your standards of beauty.
And looking “tired.”
I refuse to say sorry that I hate cooking.
And that I have a messy house.
My religion/ lack thereof.
Having a period.
Or talking about my period.
Or being short with someone while I'm on my period because dude, this sucks.
Being mean to someone who hurt me.
Not forgiving someone who hurt me.
Basically expressing any other emotion besides bubbly happiness.
Being too enthusiastic.
Drinking too much or too little.
Saying something stupid (brutally honest) when I’m drunk.
Cussing like a sailor all day every day.
Putting my needs and desires before anyone else.
Being fiercely independent.
Speaking my mind.
Standing up for myself.
Having an opinion that differs from yours.
Being honest 24/7 365.
Feeling like a failure when I try my hardest.
Being hella confident.
Being damn ambitious.
My hopes and dreams regardless of how “silly” other’s think they are.
Or for making a decision that you don’t agree with.
Having my shit together.
Needing alone time to recharge.
Aka choosing a night in over a night out.
How I choose to parent.
Putting my children ahead of other people.
Admitting that sometimes I don’t like being a mom.
Unintentionally making someone else uncomfortable.
When I don't feel 100% myself.
Asking for help.
Admitting when I am beyond stressed.
Ending toxic relationships and friendships.
Loving too much and too hard.
Taking up space.
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