That Voice.

So this morning, it’s raining really hard which is definitely a blessing because of all the forest fires and our water levels being so low. So I’m super thankful for that. As you all know (or if you didn’t) lately I’ve been in the gutters, feeling gross and wallowing in self-pity for days. I lost all motivation, which is quite rare for me. I like to stay motivated and busy. Anyway, I had a “sucky” week. I cried a lot. I barely slept or I slept too much. I had a bad attitude, until yesterday. Yesterday, I cried but the good kind. The one where someone questions you about what you want and it’s the “I want this more than anything” cry. Okay, so maybe some of you don’t have that cry, maybe its a yell or some other form of expression. The point is, I cry. I cry when I’m super happy, super sad, super angry. But this was a different cry, this was the “I’m going to work super hard to get where I want to be because I want it more than anything” cry. And it felt so good. It felt really good. I woke up this morning feeling better, I worked out, I voiced my opinion (out loud) about a topic that is true to my heart (the anti-feminist movement) and well, here I am sharing it with you.

In our world, if you don’t have “the right” or the “majority” opinion, you are either made fun of or feel the need to never say anything for the fear of rejection and ridicule. For the longest time, I just felt like my opinion didn’t matter and that it was better to not be heard because I could be wrong. And we all know, I don’t like being wrong. Well, I learned that your allowed to have an opinion and it doesn’t necessarily have to be right or wrong. It’s just an opinion. It’s right for you but it could be wrong for someone else. We each are our own little world and we dominate our own little world, so when someone comes in and tries to rule, we get defensive. It’s life.

So today, I woke up deciding it was time for me to be heard. I’ve decided that I am actually smart and full of opinions and ideas that I want heard. I consider myself a well-rounded person, I found out who I am and who I want to be. I am a christian, feminist, sister, daughter, forever student, pet lover, singer, writer, dancer, reader, adventurer, future lawyer (no matter how long it takes me)and whatever else I pick up along the way. And that each of those have an opinion…and it was about time that they were heard.

There will always be a voice in the back of our heads, saying we shouldn’t, that we can’t or that we will never. But theres also THAT voice that says you can and you should let it be heard…or else you’ll end up in a week of suck…(or maybe that was just me)…but in all seriousness, don’t let others dictate your voice, just remember make sure your opinion is valid…whatever that means. Just don’t hurt others, spread hate or stupidity with your opinion (There is way too much of that in the world)

Embrace today.


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