Every time I go to my grandparents house my grandmother loves showing off her beautiful flowers and garden. Here are a couple snapshots I couldn’t help taking:
Isn’t nature simply breathtaking?
I see a lot of crap when I scan my news feed on Facebook, but today something struck me as just plain hurtful.
I know, it’s just Facebook and all, but the sad part is this is how a lot of people think. On and off of Facebook.
Okay, so getting to the point- a person (who isn’t actually a friend of mine on and off this social site) wrote a rather lengthy status update about homosexuals and how they don’t agree with it.
This is a very touchy subject that many people don’t discuss and don’t like or agree with, but it’s also one that many people are starting to accept.
Their status went on and on about something they saw on TV about an athlete coming out and what bothered me the most was (besides saying it was scary for children to be growing up in this world and other nonsense because of gays) that God still loves the homosexuals and that they will be forgiven.
Stop right there. I’m not a religious person anymore, but I will never stop anyone else from following whatever religion they want. That’s their decision and life! Same goes for lifestyles.
So homosexuals can or should be forgiven by a higher power? No. Gay people didn’t choose it (some people think it’s a chosen characteristic-from what I’ve heard from my gay friends it’s not actually, but what do I know?) and their romantic lifestyle is THEIR business. THEIR life. Period. No questions asked. If being with a partner of the same sex makes you happy then do it! It literally doesn’t hurt anybody.
I’m not gay, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to bash others for it because they’re different than me.
It’s saddening to see people think of being gay as sinful, wrong, dangerous, and whatever other hurtful words people use to describe it.
Since when is this world dangerous for just having gay citizens on it? I’m WAY more afraid of murderers, rapists, and drug lords.
But I try to remain open minded to other people’s opinions and thoughts because that’s what they are. That person’s own thought or opinion no matter if I agree or disagree with them. Everyone deserves to have their own. We should just try to realize the consequences of our words because once they’re said, they can’t be taken back. I’ve learned that the hard way many times and I’m still learning every day.
Be gay, be straight, be bisexual, be trisexual- who cares?!
But that’s just my OWN opinion.
Everyone has that friend that is super outgoing, loud, boisterous, flirty, and so on.
9 times out of 10, they’re an awesome friend to have around, but that 1 time is sometimes too much. Too much as in when you go shopping and you say something is positive, they say loudly, “you’re positive for HIV?!” while fellow shoppers turn and look or waving around something embarrassing they found in your purse (whatever that could possibly be-use your imagination) or saying multiple perverted things in front of people suggesting you’re gay or something. Whatever they know will embarrass you at the time.
They mean no harm and are usually full of love with big hearts, which is good. But sometimes, I’m just not in the mood to be embarrassed or pointed out.
I’m the type that likes to blend in and have privacy. No focus or attention on me is absolutely fine. I actually prefer it that way. I’m also the type that cares a lot about what people think of me.
What’s the problem with all of this?
Hmm…well how do you tell a friend that they need to change who they are because you don’t like it? You, well, can’t. We are supposed to love people and accept them for who they are.
It’s not an easy task. Or maybe I just take life too seriously. Who really cares how people perceive you? Psh!
That’s just me…
The other day when I was on lunch at school, I realized how much I gossip. It’s not like really outrageous or juicy gossip but it’s still talking about people.
Do we really gossip because we feel insecure about our own selves?
Of course, everyone is insecure about something no matter how beautiful or successful or kind they are.
As my friend likes to put it (or justify it in my eyes), is we aren’t being mean because we are telling the truth. Which is true. We don’t lie and make up useless rumors or anything scandalous.
I’m no into that. Not one bit.
But why do we do it? Of course, I’ll admit that the school I attend is rather…well…boring because we have limited access to…information. And students.
I’ll also admit that when I’m mad or shocked at someone, I will talk about them. It’s just a way I vent.
And trust me, I need to vent. Let me rephrase that, I HAVE to vent. I’m not one of those gals who can bottle up my emotions. And I’m damn glad of that because it would explode into a million pieces.
Is it just a girl thing to gossip or are guys guilty of it as well?
Okay, ever since I played it at my cousin’s house about 7 years ago, I’ve loved Sims. I would spend hours just building and decorating my Sims’ house. Thank goodness I’ve moved on from that…to Sims 3! Ha
Not just any Sims 3, but one of the awesome expansion packs. Yes, I am posting this rather late because I’m sure lots of gamers have been playing this since it came out months ago, but I recently bought it and just HAVE to brag.
but still it’s so fun. I’ve always loved vampires, witches, werewolves- that whole magical genre of creatures and now I can play them. I have broke down and bought about 3 of the other expansion packs along the way after the Sims 3 came out, but this one takes the cake.
So far I’ve played a werewolf, fairy, and a witch. Let me rephrase that- I’ve played them each until I got bored and went on to create a new game/character.
Each new character has special features and abilities. That’s the neat part- you get to figure them out. The expansion pack also comes with new clothes, hairstyles, home decor and the list goes on.
Can I admit something? I’ve never finished a game. I’ve had maybe one of my Sims characters get old, but none have ever died on me. Can I admit something else? Okay, thanks. I usually start my games with just a female Sim. I don’t even give her a husband and kids. Maybe that says something about my personality- who knows!
If you are a new Sims gamer or a naive one…here’s my favorite cheat code.
If you type that in after the box at the top of the screen pops up (after pushing shift and ctrl at the same time), you’ll get 50,000 Simoleons. I can’t remember the last time I played without “cheating”.
So anyways…if you need some time to relax and unwind alone while playing the craziest (and possibly guilty pleasure) Sim imaginable- I suggest the Sims 3: Supernatural. It’s amazing. Don’t judge me.
No, I’m not pregnant.
Okay, glad I got that out of the way first.
Since I was about 10 years old, I’ve had some weird fear of kids. I know I sound like a crazy person. I’m really not- I swear.
But I have. I never grew up surrounded by little people, I grew up around adults. Minus school hours. I’m an only child. It’s an odd thing really. I’m not used to children. They intimidate me.
I know you’re thinking I’ve gone around the bend, I’m completely mad.
So getting to the point- I have moments where I get these heart wrenching feelings about being a mother. Yes, I’m a smart ass and sarcastic joker pretty much every day all day, but yet my friends tell me I’ll be a good mother. They say, “I can see you being a good mom.”
At first, this simple and flattering statement flabbergasted me! I was shocked. I’ve never babysat for more than an hour by myself. I’ve never been a mentor for any crowds of little kids. I have helped at vacation bible school once, but that’s about all. So…after the initial shock evaporated, I started thinking.
I have hardly any experience with children, but what if I would be a good mother?
I started thinking about that.
Deep down, do I really yearn for a happy family with 4 kids and a white picket fence? Maybe so…
Those are the moments that make me dwell. For so long, I’ve ran away from children and avoided them. Hell, I wouldn’t even hold them.
I must say, I am jealous of the women my age out there that are mothers already. I don’t want to be a young mother, but the joy their faces show looks amazing. Creating life inside of you? I mean, wow.
One day…if it’s meant to be, it’ll happen.
There are a lot of things I take for granted in my life. On bad days where it seems like a rain cloud is following overhead, like today, I should focus on the positive characteristics of my life instead of the negatives. I should train myself to see the positives as overpowering instead of the negatives.
If only it were something that happened overnight, in the blink of an eye, with a snap of my fingers.
Unfortunately, that’s not how life goes. All of the good things worth having are harder to earn, making us appreciate them more. Like not stopping at Wendy’s for that burger and fries or choosing to clean house instead of watching tv all day.
So I’ve created a list of the major things that I’m thankful for in my LIFE…for my benefit…
1. My family. Every family has a crazy nut or 2 in the mix, but as a whole they give me a sense of belonging.
2. My car. It’s not a Porsche or anything brand new, but it gets me from point A to B without breaking down. Plus it’s not pea green.
3. My dog. She’s 20 pounds and full of attitude, but I seriously don’t want to know how boring my life would be without her. She’s my sister.
4. My friends. While being an only child isn’t my or their fault, they keep me sane and are there when I need an ear to vent to. Kind of like interactive diaries. I love my friends as if they were siblings.
5. My education. I’d be lost without the knowledge I’ve learned from college. So many people in this country and others around the world will never get an opportunity to attend a college.
6. My job. Yes, it’s a minimum wage, ball busting job, but it’s a job. It allows me to meet new people, learn new things, pay my bills, and among others- buy things that I “need”. Like movies, books, computer games, and clothes.
7. My home. Sure, it’s no castle by the sea, but it keeps me safe and out of the harsh weather. It also houses my bed which I’d be miserable without.
All of these things are what I come in contact with every day and don’t stop to appreciate very often. They aren’t anything rare or “special”. Some may even call them boring and that’s fine.
I’m well aware that it’s not Thanksgiving, but I felt I should brag about what gets me through the day.
You should too
Why does it seem that we as human beings are never completely satisfied?
Ever since I got my part time job, I’ve yearned for the boredom and simpleness I had when I was just going to school. Of course I studied a lot and stressed but I was at home doing all of that.
But back before I got this job, I wanted one. I was broke and blah blah blah. Yes, I do love having money to pay my bills and such but I miss the time I had.
It’s like we always want what we can’t have. If you have a brother, you dream for a sister. If you have straight hair, you want it curly. If you’re single, you want a boyfriend. Well, sometimes.
Take a look at all of the plastic surgeries that take place all over this country every single day. Yes, some call it “enhancing” but I’d like to call it unsatisfied.
When will enough be ENOUGH?
Food for thought…
Within the past few years, I’ve contemplated whether I enjoy relationships or if I enjoy the single life more. You’re probably thinking, “you’re so young!” This is true, but in this day and age, kids are getting married and starting families as early as 17. Craziness!
I think I’ve finally reached that point where I’m content on being just me. Single and free. Of course, I won’t deny the pleasures of having that special man in your life, but my experiences has led me to believe men are drama. Not all, but the ones I’ve been with. I know us women can be drama queens too though!
So back to being single. Let me share the perks…
1. Shaving- no more if you don’t want to. There’s no boyfriend or husband around the corner waiting to glide their hands along your legs. You save money on razors and shaving cream. Added leg hair goes a long way during the colder months. Totally kidding…*coughs*
2. Wardrobe- push up bras, lacy panties, sexy lingerie? This world knows not of those. I now welcome you to the world of nude undergarments and sweatpants. Or Snuggies if you prefer.
3. Diet- what diet? No diets here. You want a hamburger at 2 in the morning? Well go get one! Don’t feel like cutting calories and running those 5 miles a day to fit into that teeny weeny black bikini? By all means, sit your booty down on your couch and become acquainted. They aren’t just for guests and decoration.
4. Cosmetics- waking up an hour or 2 before school/work to apply all 10 of your makeup products just because you think you might see your man that day doesn’t exist here. I can’t remember the last time (before today) that I wore makeup. I hardly wear it! It has to be a special SPECIAL occasion. Pimples, bags under the eyes, red splotchy cheeks? Hello, natural beauty. Let your skin breathe and spend those extra hours in bed or, well, doing anything else!
5. Time- is all yours! No more dividing up your time between your hundreds of responsibilities and your main squeeze. Hang out with those close girlfriends or family members you put on the back burner and go wild! Or treat yourself to that mani/pedi combo you’ve been eyeing.
I will admit that I do have my lonely days where I wish I had a hunky drama king but they pass. When the right man and right time comes around, I will be ready. Hopefully that’ll be after college.
There’s positives and negatives to being single or in a relationship, you just have to weigh the options.