“I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you.”

I watched an interview yesterday with an artist I’m quite fond of and she brought up the #sorrynotsorry concept in relation to her new single. And while I didn’t conceptualize it into the idea of relationships the way she did, I did stop to think about how it applies to me personally. It’s an intriguing premise. A refusal to continue a cycle of apologies. A firm stance on your own behalf. For a pop culture trend, it actually has some pertinence when given the right context.

I dig it.

I got to thinking about how liberating the idea could be if applied to areas of life where, for some reason, people tend to apologize for who they are. Sorry I’m introverted. Sorry I’m not the ideal body type. Sorry I have strong ideas that disagree with yours. Sorry I want things that are different than what you want. Sorry I don’t live in the sphere of existence that you’ve carved out for me.

Then I thought of all the things I’ve been apologizing for.

Sorry I don’t look like an ingenue. Sorry I have no idea what I’m doing with my life. Sorry that I want something more than what I am doing and haven’t gone for it because I don’t think I deserve it. Sorry I left home. Sorry I am older than most people who decide to pursue my dream. Sorry I can’t settle down and do something practical. Heck, sorry I would rather read YA vampire books than whatever is the pretentious “grown up” book of the moment. Sorry if I disappoint you.

#sorrynotsorry

New mantra? Yes, I believe so.

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