I often keep my mouth shut on topics like this. As a proud daughter of two gay parents I keep my opinions to myself because more times than not I want to pounce on people and shake the ignorance out of them. Instead I sit back and I defend when necessary because I have realized that people are going to have their opinions and people are not always going to agree with me. I can’t help but let it out now. All of this Supreme Court news is driving people up the wall. It is still a fight, which is someting I cannot even begin to understand seeing as though we are in 2013. People do not want gay marriage legalized because why? If I was a young child growing up in school with two gay parents (as I was) right now, how will you explain to me that my parents do not have the same rights as everyone else? I thought we were past the point of telling certain people that they can and cannot have equal rights. How do you explain to a child that their parents love is not recognized? It is unfair. I have had two moms for more than half my life. 15 years to be exact. They have raised me better than most children with a father and a mother. My step mom has raised me better than my father ever could have. So when will all of that be enough? When will it finally be just another couple choosing to prove their love to each other? Come on people, get over it. I’m just so sick and tired of it.
We can all wish sometimes.
I’d like to think many of my wishes are heard. I’d definitely call myself a dreamer. I dream of a better world. One where I don’t hate my job quite as much as I do. One where I live in a pretty house with a good husband and a happy life.
I’m starting to feel like I do too much. Like all in all my good deeds may be a loss for me. I bust my ass most days to go out of my way. I drive all over the place and I bend over backwards but I just don’t know. I’m starting to burn out. I want it to pay off in the end.
|—||Jonathan Safran Foer (via wordsthat-speak)|
|—||Debra Anastasia, Poughkeepsie (via simply-quotes)|
We can live day to day and let the smallest of things get to us. We never stop to smell the air, or recognize the beauty of the things around us. We’re so quick to point fingers and stress ourselves out so bad that we forget about the positive things we enjoy day to day. We forget about the privileges we have, where so many people in other parts of this world and even in this country don’t have. We, even for just one simple second, forget about the family we have that love us so much, or the friends, or for the luckier bunch of us- the boyfriend or girlfriend or husband or wife. It is so easy to complain or dwell on our past, but did it ever occur to us that it is just as easy to push it to the side and move on? Nothing in life is permanent and it is up to us to make changes or push ourselves to do better. We are our own voice and our own heroes in the end. So tomorrow I will wake up and I will hug my mom, I will tell my family and friends that I love them, and I will let that boy know just how much he’s changed my life. Because in the end, life is simply a time clock and every minute we waste, is a minute we could have been living.
So I haven’t written on here in so long! I was feeling a good blog post today. I am in a very good mood today and I’m liking it! Even with the craziness of my job and the running around I had to do today, I refused to let it ruin my day :)
My first semester is just about done. I am 2 papers away from the end. I wound up with an A in my one class and it was the class I was most nervous about from the start. I read that she assigned so much work and was a tough grader so I immediately freaked. But I am so proud of myself for how it ended, and I actually wound up loving her in the end. Can’t always believe what you hear.
My one-year anniversary is in a week! I can’t believe it. I can remember a year ago like it was yesterday. I can remember exactly what I was wearing and where I was when it all began. It is just so unbelievable that I am here now. I have always been a kind of closed off girl, not really one for relationships. It kinda hit me a couple of months ago though, I was one for relationships… just had to come at the right time. I have honestly never loved someone this much ever and it feels pretty good. I couldn’t picture myself with anyone else and I am often taken aback by how well we fit together. I not only developed a new relationship this past year, but I found a best friend. I am thankful for our relationship and how well I get along with this family and he gets along with mine. There isn’t really much else you need. Although we have both had a rough year, him especially, we were the one good thing and the strength we both needed. I believe everything happens for a reason, we are sent to each other at the right times. I am looking forward to many more years and memories :)
So many fun things to look forward to! Anniversary, Christmas in 2 weeks, then 2 days in the Poconos with Ry! Then new years, my bday and Noah’s wedding! Looking forward to all of it! Crazy month ahead!
“I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.”
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts (via simply-quotes)
never thought of myself as an introvert, but this explains me almost perfectly!