I'm Not Sorry For Being Myself

I'm Not Sorry For Being Myself

News flash, I love being me...and I'm done apologizing.
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I'm sorry for not having longer hair.

I'm sorry for not being skinny enough.

I'm sorry I do not wear makeup.

I'm sorry I would rather wear sweatpants and a plain t-shirt than wear leggings.

I'm sorry I do not paint my nails.

I'm sorry I do not play a sport.

I'm sorry for lacking common sense at times.

I'm sorry for stumbling over my words when trying to speak.

I'm sorry my hair is all over the place, I never have time to straighten it.

I'm sorry for not saying hi to you when I pass you, even though you do not even try to say hi to me either.

I'm sorry for wearing the same shoes all the time.

I'm sorry you think my music taste sucks.

I'm sorry for binge-watching tv all the time.

I'm sorry for not trying to create a friendship with you.

I'm sorry for feeling like I do not belong.

I'm sorry I eat a lot, I just love food.

I'm sorry for fangirling over literally everything.

I'm sorry for not speaking up when I should have.

I'm sorry for not being your definition of smart.

I'm sorry I lack the motivation to workout.

I'm sorry I come last on your list of people to hang out with.

I'm sorry I get annoyed easily.

I'm sorry for not dressing to impress.

I'm sorry for being the quiet one of the group.

I'm sorry for not fitting into your party group.

I'm sorry I have glasses, "four eyes" haha.

I'm sorry I do not have clear skin.

But most of all, I'm sorry that society does not think I'm worthy or capable of being a great person because of these flaws.

I have flaws and so does everyone else on this planet. I'm tired of feeling left out because of the flaws I carry with me that happen to not be societies definition of how I should look or be.

BUT, I will not be sorry for being myself. No one should be sorry for that, if they cannot love your flaws, it is their problem. You should not be sorry for anything.

I love being me and your opinion does not matter.

Cover Image Credit: Samantha Lynn

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Sorry Not Sorry, My Parents Paid For My Coachella Trip

No haters are going to bring me down.
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With Coachella officially over, lives can go back to normal and we can all relive Beyonce’s performance online for years to come. Or, if you were like me and actually there, you can replay the experience in your mind for the rest of your life, holding dear to the memories of an epic weekend and a cultural experience like no other on the planet.

And I want to be clear about the Beyonce show: it really was that good.

But with any big event beloved by many, there will always be the haters on the other side. The #nochella’s, the haters of all things ‘Chella fashion. And let me just say this, the flower headbands aren’t cultural appropriation, they’re simply items of clothing used to express the stylistic tendency of a fashion-forward event.

Because yes, the music, and sure, the art, but so much of what Coachella is, really, is about the fashion and what you and your friends are wearing. It's supposed to be fun, not political! Anyway, back to the main point of this.

One of the biggest things people love to hate on about Coachella is the fact that many of the attendees have their tickets bought for them by their parents.

Sorry? It’s not my fault that my parents have enough money to buy their daughter and her friends the gift of going to one of the most amazing melting pots of all things weird and beautiful. It’s not my fault about your life, and it’s none of your business about mine.

All my life, I’ve dealt with people commenting on me, mostly liking, but there are always a few that seem upset about the way I live my life.

One time, I was riding my dolphin out in Turks and Cacaos, (“riding” is the act of holding onto their fin as they swim and you sort of glide next to them. It’s a beautiful, transformative experience between human and animal and I really think, when I looked in my dolphin’s eye, that we made a connection that will last forever) and someone I knew threw shade my way for getting to do it.

Don’t make me be the bad guy.

I felt shame for years after my 16th birthday, where my parents got me an Escalade. People at school made fun of me (especially after I drove into a ditch...oops!) and said I didn’t deserve the things I got in life.

I can think of a lot of people who probably don't deserve the things in life that they get, but you don't hear me hating on them (that's why we vote, people). Well, I’m sick of being made to feel guilty about the luxuries I’m given, because they’ve made me who I am, and I love me.

I’m a good person.

I’m not going to let the Coachella haters bring me down anymore. Did my parents buy my ticket and VIP housing? Yes. Am I sorry about that? Absolutely not.

Sorry, not sorry!

Cover Image Credit: Kaycie Allen

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The 7 Inevitable Phases College Students Go Through Before Skipping 8 AMs

This is the last time, I promise.
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From Freshman to Senior year, we've all been there.

Whether you stayed up late the night before, woke up hungover, or just flat out don't want to go, everyone considers skipping an early morning class at least once in their college lives.

Here are the 7 phases college students go through before skipping morning classes.

1. When your alarm wakes you

Wow, I am exhausted….do I really have to go class today? I bet we aren’t even learning anything important.

2. Checking the syllabus

Hmm…we have a test on Friday…but the review isn’t until next class. I can afford to

skip, right?

3. Remembering the homework that's due

Sh*t! We have that assignment due in class today….hmm…maybe I can just send it to her in an email..

4. Wondering if you can fake being sick...

What if I just email her and say I’m not feeling well today? Then again, she might see me walking to my 3pm class…damn it.

5. Realizing how much time you've wasted already

Crap! It’s what time? I only have ten minutes to get ready for class if I decide to go…

6. But you forgot you already used 2 of your 3 allowed skips

Wait, I forgot I skipped class last Wednesday to study for my one midterm…and I last month because I was feeling lazy. I’ve only got one left. I should use it wisely…

7. Embracing your laziness and going back to sleep

Eh, I won’t need to skip class again, right? Might as well use the last of my skips now. This is the last time, I promise.

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