Yesterday as I was mopping the floor this thought of “living your life unapologetically” was rolling around in my mind. Its a concept I’ve been contemplating and trying to understand for awhile now. Now lets be clear, I am NOT talking about living your life being purposely offensive or teetering on the edge of inappropriate behaviour. I am talking about living your life, being true to yourself and not worrying about what others think about that.
This is something I struggle with; the worry about what others are going to think of my clothing, my parenting skills, what we chose to spend our money on, my decision to become a health & fitness coach etc etc etc. This list could go on and on and I don’t want it to sound like I’m constantly in a funk worrying about all these things, I’m not. But there are times that doubts and the comparisons creep in.
Back to living life unapologetically. I know that I don’t go through life making decisions to deliberately hurt others, or doing things purposely to offend; so what am I worried about? If someone gets offended by a choice I make, as long as I’ve made that choice with my family (or whoever is involved) and their best interest in mind, it is really out of my control. I am so thankful for a husband that is ridiculously level-headed and a great sounding board. Now I never want to get calloused towards others and how our lives impacts those around us, but I do want to be confident in my skin and the choices I make.
This concept of being true to oneself is really simple and yet we get caught up in this crazy comparison game – there is no point in that. I am going to purpose to be true, embrace who I am and love every single second of it; life is too short to do anything else. My challenge to you is to do the same!
LIVE. LIFE. UNAPOLOGETICALLY.