…And Just Like That I am writing about it.
I saw a preview for an episode of And Just Like That and Charlotte said something that really, really stuck with me. I can’t recall the exact quote but it was along the lines of “You know what. Women apologize to the whole world all day long, every day and I am sick of it. Sorry, not sorry.” It hit my like a truck. She’s right. Completely and utterly right. I spend my whole day apologizing for either perceived wrong doings or out of worry I have or will offend someone simply by existing as myself. Shit my job is 50% apologizing (most customer service is right?). It devalues apologies and their sincerity. Why is it women always apologizing? Men definitely don’t apologize for everything they do. Don’t get me wrong, if I have wronged you I will whole heartedly apologize; I am just done apologizing for all the rest of it. I am done apologizing for speaking my mind and relating my feelings. I am done apologizing for things that aren’t my fault. I am done apologizing for taking up space. I. am. done. apologizing. all. the. time.