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Perspective: the Friend Edition

My last post, I spoke about keeping my dating world in perspective, but I ended talking about the Boy (I really feel like I should find a new nickname for him since he has expressed immense displeasure with that nickname…Hmmm… I’ll think on it). Seems he usually ends up being a part of things on here, and so I’ve been thinking about why that is exactly.

What is it about him that makes me fixate on him so much? And why is it so important that he be in my life?

And what does that mean for the other people in my life?

Continue reading Perspective: the Friend Edition

June 2015 Recap

June was an exciting month news wise! There were huge victories in the LGBTQ community, both at the beginning of the month and then again at the end of the month.

It began with the unveiling of the Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair cover, which was seen by many as a major triumph for the Transgender community. Others saw it in a less pleasant light. I fell somewhere in the middle, and struggled to explain why. Unfortunately, when I look back at the top posts (which as always I’ll share at the end of this post), I see that my first flawed attempt to explain my feelings on the issue made my top 5 list, but my much more eloquent (and accurate) explanation that I posted a few days later didn’t even make the top 10…

I want to take this opportunity to ask you to check out my perfected explanation of my views on the Caitlyn Jenner debut. Even if you don’t care about trans rights, I include my opinion of labels, which I think is one of the main issues with our country and the cause of a lot of our civil rights issues. And I don’t think I’m alone in my view… There’s a great quote by Morgan Freeman that shows that labels are part of the cause for racism.  Continue reading June 2015 Recap

Looking for the sun

It feels like the first day of Summer break for me, though technically it’s not. It just feels like it’s finally over, my stint at the little school I transferred to at semester. Unlike the joyous party that most people envision teachers throw for themselves at the end of the year, it means I suddenly feel very useless and like I don’t have anything to do.

So far, this year has been so…exciting? Interesting? Invigorating? Suspenseful? Terrifying? A little of all those emotions and more.  Continue reading Looking for the sun

April 2015 Recap

I usually try to do these on the first of the month, but with the STAAR test and the other various dramas at work I haven’t been able to really take a moment to do much reflection. Since we’re on a new test schedule to finish out the STAAR test for the other subjects, I have found myself in an oddly empty space of time for the next hour or so, and thus I can do my monthly review.

So without further ado, here’s the month of April, as I remember it: Continue reading April 2015 Recap

What Does it Mean to Be Strong?

Recently I admitted that I feel myself slipping. It’s always hard to admit something like that, or at least it is for me. I grew up watching my mother silently struggle to keep “all the balls in the air,” as she says. She managed the bills and still made sure that we had all the things that we not only needed but wanted as well. She managed working for my grandmother’s company while going to school and still being involved in all of our events…well most of them.

Even now, when she should be thinking about retirement, she went back to school to get her Master’s degree, while working two jobs, and somewhat recently added a Nerium partnership to her list of responsibilities. Plus, with the death of my grandfather, September before last, she’s also helping out with my grandmother’s ranch: taking care of cows and horses and exotic birds.

That’s a good many balls she’s got to keep in the air.

toomanyballs Continue reading What Does it Mean to Be Strong?