I'm not going to lie.
I started this blog because I love to talk about myself. And can you blame me?! I'm awesome.
This blog has become a place for me to vent, a place for me to brag, a place for me to wallow, and a place for me to debate.
But I also like to think this blog is a place where I can educate.
I feel affection towards you, dear reader, because you are like my little pupil. ;)
The internet is a powerful tool. We are told we shouldn't believe everything we read, but the internet seems so...authoritative. I could write on this blog that earth is triangular and you would roll your eyes and not believe me, because logically that isn't possible, but in the back of your mind you might be thinking, "my god...what if she's right?" And if you're still wondering this possibility in 20 years, my job here is done.
But I'm not here to tell you the earth is triangular. I'm not here to make you stupid.
I am here to give you some advice. Really, just educate you on how to be a better person.
Stand up for yourself.
This advice stems from a conversation I had with my friend Brittany yesterday. She said something fabulously profound.
"If people just stood up for themselves and stood up for what is right, the world wouldn't be that bad."
Don't put up with people treating you like shit, basically. Because if they learn they can't get away with it, they will stop. If they learn it really offends you, they may stop. You could be preventing someone else from getting hurt.
I'm not saying you should sharpen your nastiest cuss words every morning for that run-in with an annoying coworker. I'm not saying you should use a baseball bat during road rage incidents.
Just stand up for yourself.
Remember the incident a couple months ago where I chased the school bus down after the teenager yelled a racist and sexist remark at me? Well, it turns out the bus driver confessed this kid had done it several times before, to other women, before I got him busted. But every other woman had put her head down and walked away. No one else did anything about it!
Don't be that person who walks away with a sad face and a heavy heart.
Racist, sexist, and other prejudiced insults should not be tolerated. Cruelty should not be tolerated.
Stand up for yourself, because chances are, no one else will.