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Stopping Sorry

Background: I signed up and get the honor of attending a Jasmine Star workshop this July.
I logged into my email to find an email from Jasmine Star listing all of the workshop participants website links (Hi panic attack).
My first instinct was to apologize.
Sorry I'm not good enough.
Sorry I am more of a blogger right now.
Sorry I don't have a full photography website right now.
Sorry I haven't posted anything on Facebook since January.
Sorry... Sorry... Sorry.

Apologies were on rapid fire.
I exited the email feeling the exact opposite of how I should have been feeling. I should have been excited for all the knowledge and experience I was going to be able to learn from not totally intimidated and on the verge of a panic attack. I sat there for a few minutes and realized I was being the biggest hypocrite in the world. I spend 8+ hours a day in a place where learning is encouraged, fostered and freely given I don't need to apologize for wanting to learn. In fact, I would probably feel so guilty if one of my students was (and probably does... oh gut check!) feeling this way. I can't be sorry.

So in short, Sorry I am not sorry. I'm pumped to learn. Bring it on.

What do you not need to be sorry for?
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Hill said...

I love this! I find myself apologizing for things all the time and then have to take a step back and realize I have no reason for apologizing. I guess it comes from my need to always be polite, but it really is a habit I need to break
From Mississippi With Love

nicole s. said...

i love this post and i think it's so important. we as women are so ready to find ways that we've already messed up, that we're already inferior, before even opening our mouths to speak or showing our work. you're so talented. you have so many talents, in fact, that this one hasn't been at the top of your priority list, but you are passionate enough to stay engaged and continue to learn. that's awesome and admirable.

xo nicole

Jasmine said...

LOVE this and I can't wait for what's in store this summer!! :)

Bre said...

1. omg i am instantly obsessed with this jasmine star site.
2. yay for you! bring it!
3. just...everything. i'm trying to accept any and all small victories and just roll with them.

Musings of Mollie said...

Oh my gosh. I agree with everything you just said.

I'm not going to be sorry for not blogging today! :)

A Brew of Blessings said...

So true and I find myself just as apologetic sometimes!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

I need to stop apologizing for -- Oh, you know, everything! ;) Not being on a faster professional track, still needing to finish my grad program when all of my other friends finished theirs before I started mine, not being a better blogger, not writing Thank You notes as often as I should, etc.

Love you, Meg!