With the tag #IRefuseToApologizeFor doing the rounds on TWITTER I thought I’d share some the things that I would never apologise for.
Sure we have all the usual ones:
- Having an opinion
- Sharing said opinion
- Working hard
But when it comes down to the nitty gritty we need to ask ourselves what is really important.
We all vary on these things but for me the things that I will most definitely not apologise for are:
LOVING MY FAMILY
I am not a mother but I am incredibly close to my nieces and nephews and they are as good as my own BABIES. I will never be made to feel sorry for wanting to spend time with the most amazing little humans there is. (Some not so little – being taller than me!)
SHARING THE WORK OF RAGDOLLS UK
My newsfeed is inundated with stories of the charitable foundation set up to support girls and women with TURNERS SYNDROME. I will never apologise for letting it be known what they do and what help they require to go further.
BEING A THRILLER AUTHOR
I’ve had it all.
“You should write girly stories.”
“Why can’t you write something about nice?”
I’ve always had a morbid fascination with the darker side of humanity and no matter what horrific monsters you can dream up there are always real human people capable of worse atrocities with more despicable motives. So sue me!
If you are a fan of dark writing then welcome aboard the Widow Web.
BEING WHO I AM
This is a broad term really that covers a lot of things but to sum up here a few things I won’t change for anyone other than myself.
– I will not apologise for carrying too much weight. That is my problem and my health not anyone else’s.
– I will not apologise for any of the features that TURNER’S SYNDROME has given me.
– I will not become a person I am not. My personality perhaps doesn’t connect with everyone but hey, that’s life.
Anyway, what about you? What are some of the things you won’t apologise for? Let us know in the comments.
Vivika Widow is author of best selling author of the KNOCK KNOCK graphic novel series and other Shady City Thrillers.
Her latest novel, MUSE, is available now for just 99p to download or free on KINDLE UNLIMITED.