I was reading tweets while the Grammy’s were on Sunday night & starting thinking about things I like that may not be everyone’s taste- specifically Taylor Swift. People either LOVE or HATE Tswizzle. There is not much in the middle. I’m in the “I like her camp” which I find I have to APOLOGIZE for far too often. Not any more!
I, like most people, want the approval of others, but it’s time I learn to accept that I am who I am- faults & all. There are things about me that make me me. And those things won’t always be everyone’s cup of tea. but I’m going to stop apologizing for that.
So here are a few of the things I’m no longer apologizing for:
I like Taylor Swift
I know she goes through younger men like I go through Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies in January & February. I know she sings bubble gum country-turned pop and wears frilly dresses that only look appropriate on 4 year olds, but I like her and multi-million dollar empire. I feel like we’d be great friends and I’d really enjoy the champagne flowing on her private jet. I’m not sorry.
I only wash my hair 2 (maybe 3) times per week
Yeah, sometimes it’s gross, but that’s what Pssssst! Dry Shampoo is for. No apologies here.
I don’t want to go dancing till 5 am
I’m usually tipsy by 2 drinks in (so by 11 pm) and my feet hurt hours before that and my idea of a good night does NOT start after midnight. I also don’t want to get high. I’m not apologizing for wanting to be in bed at a decent hour. And don’t get me started on going out on a Thursday night.
I only want to sing Country songs at Karaoke
And not the “cool” old school country songs either. Pop country like Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert. I’m don’t even care what that makes me.
I only wash my bra once per month
If that. And I wear it every day. Oh als0– it’s beige. BEIGE GOES WITH EVERYTHING. I’m not apologizing for that.
I’m a vegetarian who occasionally eats fish
So what if that “officially” makes me a pescetarian? I haven’t had chicken or beef since I was 17- I can eat of the sea if I want! DON’T YOU DARE JUDGE ME MEAT EATERS!
I don’t like running my Saturday errands without putting on eyeliner first
But I only use a little. And always have wing tips or a small cat eye.
I will never remember the diference between “effect” & “affect”
Like EVER (Yep. Quoted Tswift there). I have a “guide to grammar” bookmarked on my computer for the times I need to use either one of the words, but even after reading the instances where each are used, I still have no idea so I just try to avoid using the words altogether.
I still like Mumford & Sons
I know that might sound like a strange thing to apologize for, but did you hear about how Pitchfork has hated Mumford & Sons since day 1? Trust me that means admitting to liking Mumford & Sons is WORSE than admitting to liking Taylor Swift in my circle. But I’m no longer apologizing. I still cry listening to that one song from their first album (I forget the title- NOT APOLOGIZING FOR THAT EITHER!!!)
I am the BEST/WORST parallel parker
Give me a spot that looks like it would only fit a Fiat and I’ll get my mid-sized sedan in there. Find me a spot the size of a 15 passenger van & I’ll have to straighten & re-straighten 12 times. And I’ll STILL be sticking out 2 feet off the curb.
So that’s it. That’s me– all the good bad & ugly. I’ll work on my attitude towards my husband when I’m cranky after 11 pm. And I’m trying to do better at responding to emails & calls, but I won’t apologize for my Taylor Swift love, even if you tell me she would no longer be my friend if she found out I wear dirty beige bras….
What are you going to stop apologizing for?
Interview with Christina Lauren
Today at 7:30 ET/ 4:30 PT were hosting a LIVE Google hangout with Christina Lauren about their new book Beautiful Bastard. We’ll be posting a live feed to the chat here on TN, Tweeting the link & posting it on Facebook.
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