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The view from my soapbox: giving and giving

 

It hit me recently that I am truly a happy, I am not stressed or anything it was other people that were bringing me down. I tend to let other people beat me down from time to time or do whatever I can to make other’s happy and that I am ignoring my own wants and needs in the process. That is what was making me unhappy. Sure, I am naturally a giving person I have a big heart and I care so much for others but I have gotten to the point that I just bent over so far backwards being so considerate to others that I have ignored myself in the process. This is what has been stressing me out and making me unhappy. The thought of making someone I care about unhappy just breaks my heart and I need to learn to realize that if they truly care about me as much as they say that they will understand that I need to be myself and that there are times I need to learn to draw the line.

I just plain need to learn when to draw the line, when to know that I need to stop bending so far backwards that I can’t get up or when to say “No”. When do you figure out when is the right time to draw the line? In a couple of instances, I feel as if I have done so much to be considerate in certain situations that I can no longer be myself anymore. If I am losing myself in the process – that is a good time to draw the line right?

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The View from my Soapbox: Grr Arrg. Politics.

Usually, I try to stay out of political conversations because things get so heated but I am really tired of seeing people make certain comments. Especially when they make me feel like they are trying to tell me I have to be ashamed for who I am or for my morals or views. It also annoys me when they try to label me as a certain party. I am a multi-faceted person and I have been told that I am a political candidate’s worst nightmare. I am educated and I don’t swing toward either party. I’m the one that you have to work harder to convince that all the issues that are important to me are important to you as well. A candidate can talk to me about how they are going to better the economy until they are blue in the face, but that is only one important issue to me.

My vote doesn’t happen until after I have given my careful thought into it. I shouldn’t have to feel ashamed for who I am or who I am going to vote for. I will vote for who I HOPE will do the best to better our country.

Okay, that is it – I am off my soapbox and end of discussion.