I had a Christmas related post but in line for today but I decided to postpone it until next week. Lately I’ve been surrounded with so much negativity that I just had the urge to put something positive and raw on my blog today. For a time of year that people are supposed to be spreading good will and cheer I have been encountering an unseasonable amount of judgment and hate.
Here on the internet, people in my life, and especially the news have all been full of negative energy. Instead of trying to understand one another people just seem content to condemn and disregard other people. One big thing that I’ve learned as I have grown as a person is that there will be many people who try to build themselves up by tearing you down and judge you. However, you do not have to let their judgments define you.
You are unique, complex, flawed, and freaking amazing. Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re feelings or wishes are irrelevant or trivial. You are the only person who decides who you are.
My name is Lauren. I love sci-fi/fantasy, deplore green peas, and am determined to make this world a better place for everyone not just myself. I truly believe that there can be so much more harmony among people if we all take the time to accept that we are all different and that’s okay.
There are a million different likes, dislikes, experiences, and choices that make you who you are. Respect that you have a right to be yourself but also respect that everyone else also has their own million little things that make them different from you.
I may not know the people who are reading this post but that doesn’t change the truth of what I’m saying. You matter. Period. Embracing yourself with all of your strengths and flaws is what true beauty is.
*Totally off topic, but next week I will be posting six times instead of my usual three posts. Expect two posts on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. All holiday themed!