I am completely finished with apologizing for myself. Each apology made is a mark against my character. I have lent so much breath to telling others never to apologize for who they are, and find that it is about time that I follow my own advice. Apologies that stem from my behavior imply that somehow my identity is something that is unhealthy and needs to be forgiven... an opinion that I have owned for far too long and that I must fight against from here on out.
I make myself angry for doing the things that I do, for handling situations with a manner that is less than graceful, or less than acceptable. Perhaps there are rules that I am not following?
I may anger myself, but I will no long apologize for it.