I am in earnest – I will not equivocate – I will not excuse – I will not retreat a single inch – and I will be heard.
- William Lloyd Garrison
I am in earnest
I feel things intensely and I commit with my whole heart. This is who I am. It will never change. And I won’t apologize for it, not even to myself.
I will not equivocate
I promise to do my best with this. Don’t fudge. Don’t evade. Don’t hide. Face your life head on. Say what you mean, and don’t be afraid to finish your sentences.
I will not excuse
This will be the hardest part, but I’m determined to try. I will no longer blindly accept that which is given me, if I deserve more. And I do. Deserve more.
I will not retreat a single inch
I will stand my ground and demand more from my life. I will happily meet you halfway, but I will NOT be anyone’s doormat.
And I will be heard
So hear me.