Tuesday Thoughts: Girls and Positivity

When I was 12, I got a journal for Christmas that was titled "My Place, My Space (keep out)". The keep out part did not last very long because I found T.R. snooping in it several times throughout the next month. This blog is more than just where I go to let my mom know that I'm alive at school, but also a place where I share my thoughts. Kind of a ramble, but I needed to get this out of my very exhausted brain.  

I try to resist the urge to curse too much on here, so I'm going to hold off, but it's pretty easy to walk around in life and see the glass half empty. There is always going to be someone prettier, richer getting more Instagram likes, doing the thing that you wish you were doing in your dream vacation spot...in the shoes you only wish you could have. I think I've made my point here. 

Being a girl in today's society is an uphill struggle. As if the media, rape culture and gender equality weren't adding enough stress, in addition to ourselves, there seems to be this on-going battle out there that there can only be one alpha female, and the rest of us need to keep fighting to become her...I hate to turn this into a real cliche but I have been hearing enough things that make me feel obliged to say that calling a person fat doesn't make you any skinnier, it just makes you a bitch- or at least sound like one to other people. Because at the end of the day when we are dead (which will happen sooner than we all like to think) people are going to care a lot more about what kind of a person we were and how we made them feel than how much we weighed. 

Something that I have really understood in college is that there are people who were raised differently and have different backgrounds and life experiences and as much as it would be amazing, we aren't going to like everyone we meet. For all I know, there are people on campus that are shooting imaginary daggers when I walk by. I know there are a couple of my campers who read this, so this is a piece of advice that I wish I had gotten at age 10. There are 7 billion people in the world- if someone makes you feel less than awesome all the time, find people that do. There are plenty out there.  


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