So last night I was watching the X-Factor (guilty pleasure-singing competitions) and corny or not, I may or may not have gotten teary at one of the stories they showed.
Just watch this. Yeah, it's 12 minutes… but it is so damn sweet. I was so so moved by all the emotion in this video, from Jillian, to Demi, and even Simon. AAAAND girl can sing.
REAL TALK: Bullying sucks. And mean girls exist.
The whole Queen Bee mentality totally blows my mind. Watching this last night really made me think a lot about bullying, in all forms. While I was fortunate enough to not be bullied in school, or by girls growing up, I have had my fair share of cyber bullying by the nasty mean girls of the blog world.
Unfortunately they exist. If you don't know what I am talking about, or haven't had any runs-ins, then you're lucky, because it ain't pretty, and it isn't fun.
I try not to pay attention or to read the negative, because the good of the blog world far outweighs the bad. But we are all human, and it sucks seeing hurtful and untrue things written about you. It does, let's be honest. I would never in my LIFE think about being hateful to another person. Ever. Like ever. I would actually be just the opposite, and extremely encouraging. I guess I may have my parents to thank, for bringing me up in a loving, tolerant, accepting home, and teaching me that it is never ok to foster hate.
Blogging takes thick skin.
I have learned that there are always going to be people that don't like you, or that don't get you, and that is absolutely fine. We are ALL different. I love pugs and pink bows. I am quite often absolutely ridiculous, and girly to the extreme. I am unnaturally obsessed with Carrie Underwood, but I am never mean or hateful because someone may be different than me, and I am always myself. Be who you are dammit. ;)
I am 27, and I am confident enough in who I am to be ok putting myself out there. I couldn't imagine having blogs, and facebook, and twitter etc. if you were going through middle or high school. I shudder thinking about it.
If there is one thing I want to do with this blog, it is to inspire confidence in women. Being able to be yourself, and put it out there, even if it's scary sometimes, is what it is all about. If I can help even one girl to have increased self-confidence in herself, then that is awesome.
Blog world or real world-whatever your struggles are-don't listen to the negative noise, tune it out and keep on keepin' on girlfriend. And in turn- if you are a mean girl, then cut the shit. Stop it. Grow up. Even Regina George did it. ;)
NO ONE is perfect, we all have our struggles, and bullying is NOT ok.
Thank you to every single one of you who send me sweet messages and support this blog daily. Thank you to my amazing core group of girlfriends who make my life incredible beyond words, and thanks to my parents and sissies for shaping me into the woman that I am, pink and all ;)
PS I hadn't heard this song before, but here is the original. Love!
Oh and Jillian, you killed it girl!!!