Disclaimer: I don’t enjoy talking politics (pretty sure I’ve said that once before.) We’re all entitled to our own opinions, which is one of the things I love so much about this country.
Yesterday, I marched alongside 3 million of my sisters and brothers around the world for solidarity, human rights, and equality (things we really shouldn’t be worried about losing, especially in 2017, but alas, here we are.) Over the last 24 hours, I’ve seen a lot of posts questioning why so many, especially women, marched yesterday. Personally, I was marching for my mother. My sister. My stepmother, who came here from Taiwan and is now an American citizen. My family, even the ones who don’t believe in what I marched for. My friends – all genders, colors and sexual preferences. My future children. I marched for those I don’t know. I marched for those who wanted to march, but couldn’t. I marched for myself. And most importantly, I marched for all we have achieved up to this point, and I, like so many others, will not stand by and watch what we have worked so hard for be destroyed.
Some have asked if those marching yesterday would have marched if we had elected a different president. My short answer – if that person was threatening to take away the rights that we have fought so long and hard to have, yes. If it was for a good cause, yes. If it was for a cause I believed in, just as I do with the Women’s March, then yes.
And I will continue to march, challenge and fight for my rights and the rights of my fellow sisters and brothers. We didn’t get anywhere in history without peaceful protests and standing up to those who think they can keep us down.
My biggest regret today is that didn’t march sooner.
Love one another. Be kind to one another, regardless of which side you’re on. In the end, we, the people, are what makes America great.
*kisses and cupcakes*
“Welcome to the new year …” something Motion City Soundtrack once sang about, but I digress. This year, I’m not planning on making any ridiculous resolutions. I want to strive to be a better person. I want to enjoy the year and not stress about every little thing. I want to enjoy life with my husband, and plan for what the future has in store for us. And I mainly want to stop worrying about what other people think and just be my imperfect, wonderful self.
I’ve held on to too many negative people over the years and it’s important to limit them in my life. I’m almost 30, which is slightly terrifying, but I’ve learned a lot over the years, and I want my 30s to be the time where I fully live my life for me, not based off of what I think others want.
So, enjoy this new year. Remember to fight for what you believe in – big or small – and enjoy the little things.
*kisses and cupcakes *