This life is a learning curve. As for my life— I’ve chosen to share it with people. It’s something that I have found benfits me as a sort of therapy, and it’s something that I’ve received feedback on— most of which is positive. Most of the people that take the time to read my blog and go on to comment on it or message me have nothing but nice things to say. Kind words of support and encouragement and things that give me the motivation I need to keep going. Sometimes I receive negative feedback. And I take it into consideration, learning something from it and hopefully becoming a better writer and person for it. That’s called taking criticism. I used to not be very good at this. I used to think I was always right, and while a lot of the time I am right (because I am), there are other perspectives that deserve acknowledgement. I thank y’all for allowing me to have this platform to say what I want to say. It’s my favorite part of blogging. Getting real feedback from real people and using it to make myself a better person, so I can set a better example for my children.
That being said, I’ve learned a few things from the debacle that has gone on the past few days. I am surrounded by fiercely loyal people. And that is a quality that I look for in a person when I am considering who I want to surround myself with. People that let you mess up and don’t judge you for it or hold it against you. Those are the kinds of people I want in my tribe. There are people out there that do not have my best interest at heart, and I feel for them. I feel sorry that there are people out there who see something shiny and want it to fail because they can’t have it. T Swift said it best— “don’t you worry your pretty little mind, people throw rocks at things that shine.” I am shining. I am growing up and coming into my own and becoming the person I want to be. So there will always be someone out there rooting for me to fail. That’s not my problem. It’s theirs. I love my life, I love what I have been given, and I love what I can do with it. I might be fortunate and pretentious to some, but to me, I’m proud of who I am becoming because I’m always learning. Can you say the same?
That’s a question you should ask yourself.
If you’re a mean girl (or boy, if I’m being politically correct) that would get a kick out of seeing someone else fall, then that’s on you. I don’t have a place for you in my life. And that’s okay. You’re not always going to be someone’s cup of tea. For whatever reason. And I don’t care.
I’m still learning. I’m always learning. And that’s beautiful. Maybe you should take a page out of my book. Or maybe you shouldn’t. I’ll leave that up to you. I love my readers, and I think y’all are my favorite part of blogging. I hear you. So keep commenting and let yourself be heard.