The other day I happened to be in the shop, actually in the beauty aisle, and a person walked past me and I overheard them say “women should apologise for having periods, I mean honestly they could have them stopped.” I am pretty sure I bit my tongue to the point where blood was probably coming out, I was absolutely livid, I have never heard anything like that, nor would I want anyone to ever hear it at all. It is disgusting, I mean it is something that happens to every woman every month so we are able to have babies should we choose to, it is something that we can’t help unless we have a doctors intervention to have contraception that stops us from having periods. The reason for this post is because I’m going to talk about things we should never have to apologise for, and things I won’t apologise for, ever.
So where do I start?
Periods – Girls we can’t help it, we have periods, blood comes out every month unless we’re pregnant, and our partners are understanding! I know my husband is the best when it comes to my period, he will cuddle me, rub my tummy and my back when I’m in agony and makes me feel the most amazing person in the world even though I’m bloated to hell. I don’t want to stop my periods even though they are painful as hell, they’re one of things that make me feel like a woman!
Farting – Oh my gosh at some point you’re going to get gas coming out your behind, it happens, own it, yes it could be particularly smelly, we all do it, whether we know about it or not. Some people fart in their sleep so you might think you never do but in reality you probably do. Own it, own your wind!
Wearing make up – Sometimes we might feel a little more confident with a bit of mascara or foundation on, if you do, rock on! All power to you, don’t feel like you have to apologise for wanting to wear some make up! I know you’re rocking that lip colour, foundation, eye liner or blusher and you look gorgeous! Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t, whether you’re female or male!
Putting yourself first – I have talked about self care a lot on my blog, it is something that I am incredibly passionate about and personally I think people don’t realise the importance of self care. To be able to go about our daily routine we need to be able to have some down time, it’s important to do things for yourself, this can be little things like putting Netflix on getting yourself a takeaway or having some time with your loved ones.
Treating yourself – We all deserve to treat ourselves at some point, whether it is some new clothes, make up, to go and see a movie or having a takeaway! We are all allowed to treat ourselves at some point, it’s about balance in your life so don’t ever let people make you feel bad for treating yourself, you’re an incredible person who has achieved so much, be proud that you treat your body the way it should be treated.
Sleeping in – Sometimes we need some extra sleep, maybe we don’t feel very well or maybe we just feel like having a lazy day, so what? There is nothing better than having a lay in, not having to worry about an alarm to wake us up, it means you should enjoy it and chill out!
Being yourself – You should never be anything other than yourself, in everything you do in your life, and the important thing is you’re happy, and if people don’t like it, then it’s not your problem, it’s theirs. You want people around you who support you and love you for just being you, not anyone or anything else.
Struggling – If you ever struggle, you don’t have to apologise, we all do at some point, that doesn’t mean you should apologise. Struggling doesn’t make you any less of a person, and the important thing to remember is you’re never alone no matter what, so if you ever need support, I’m here but you also have the people you love and care about, your friends, family even support groups!
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