Younger kids often don’t have a filter yet and are very honest in their opinions

Keywords: life writing

Speaking up is a very scary thing to do, especially when you’re going against the norms or the only one speaking up. But I’ve also learned this year that sometimes in situations by not speaking up at all, your silence can speak numbers and it can seem you agree with something that is wrong. And sometimes you will have to speak up and stand up. In the TED talk by Cathrine Sandland, she does a really amazing job explaining why we need to speak up when things are too important to stay silent. I like to believe I’m slowly gaining confidence in my voice and speaking up when it matters most to me and others.

https://edef360.wordpress.com/2020/09/20/speaking-up-when-it-matters

Slapped in the face….. by my own father

Keywords: abuse , blm , childrensday , daddyslittlegirl , family , familyties , fear , friends , heartbroken , homelife , pain , politics , rolemodels , war

Family is created not born. My friends reached out to check in on me. That is family. Having my back, listening and telling me what they think. I have some family members that don’t do that. Shown their true colors. But that’s a story for another time. It’s been a week. I have been ignoring him. Not talking unless spoken too. I will be civil. But I will not forgive you. Even if he apologizes. I am done. I do not condone violence. He walks as if he did the right thing. Bitch, just give me my money so I don’t have to deal with you. Acting like the alpha, when he does zip. Nada. Clean the house, nah, wash the dishes, laundry, make dinner. Nope. “That’s a woman’s job,” he says.

https://kloudnine.home.blog/2020/08/28/daddys-little-girl

Maybe the rest of this year won’t suck huge proverbial balls

Before this all started, I decided on August 29th 2019, the day before my birthday, that I was going to grab this year right by the balls. This was going to be “The Year of Gigi”. I no longer wanted to waste anymore time on thinking of all the things I wanted to do and not doing them, instead of jumping out of the freight train’s way known as life,and instead hoping into the conductor’s seat myself. I was finally going to put on my conductor’s hat and fill that firebox and push on full steam ahead. You see, in the past 6 years I have lost 2 of my closest friends, people I thought would be in my life forever. And when something like that happens you realize life is moving on every year, faster and faster, whether you’re ready for it or not. Each day, each moment, each breath, even if it doesn’t always feel like it, is a gift.

https://insidegigisworld.wordpress.com/2020/06/20/to-blog-or-not-to-blog

It only serves as a reminder of the kind of people I never want to get involved with again

Keywords: being single, blog, blogging, cheated on, controversy, daily entries, diary, diary entry, discussion, eating, everydays, goals, infidelity, lockdown, loneliness, Mental Health, nihilism, problems, quarantine, relationships, single, thinking, thinking diary

Now I’m dedicating time to becoming the person I want to be. The person who is utterly unaffected by jealousy or envy, the type of person who says “I’ve had enough and I’m out, I deserve way better.” Hopefully, a wholesome and equal love will enter my life, if I do what’s right for me.

https://faithsthinkingdiary.wordpress.com/2020/05/13/%e2%9c%a7-entry-46-thats-enough-%e2%9c%a7

“The hardest thing in life isn’t getting what you want; It’s knowing what you want.”

Dear KB,

You said my last post made you go ‘Ooof.’

I have to say, you questioning whether we use dating apps as a way of coping with our feelings, made me go, ‘Oooof.’ Quickly followed by a ‘Mother fucking Ooof!’

Because, I know you’re right.

What I have become painfully aware of, however, is I try to use the apps as a way to cope with the alone-ness of being single, but it doesn’t actually work. And in fact, it actually turns a not that lonely me into a lonelier me.

So I came across this Tim Ferriss post the other day, where he suggests that instead of making New Year’s resolutions, you conduct a past year in review—a chance to reflect on what you did in 2019 that was positive and led to positive feelings, versus what you did that was negative or led to negative emotions.

And…

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