This blog is my thoughts and opinions. I do not speak for everyone. I do not speak for anyone but myself. And, perhaps, for a friend or family member (once in a while) only when we’ve discussed a certain subject matter and they’ve given me permission to share their perspective.
I do not speak facts.
I speak personal opinions. If you have ever thought I was presenting my personal opinions as fact, I sincerely apologize.
Also, though, just because I share an opinion does not mean that it is my only opinion. Just because I share an opinion does not mean that it’s the only opinion to exist in this world. I think a lot. I read a lot. I watch a lot. I try to see things from a balanced perspective and acknowledge that, though my opinions may lean one direction, the other side of the coin is still relevant.
Just because I share a story does not mean that it is the entire story. I’m only sharing my side to the story. There’s a distinct bias there, and I hope that when people read my stories, they understand that.
If you read this blog, please take it for what it is, the ramblings of a 30 something female who’s deeply opinionated and a little bit lost in this world. If you want to read facts, seek those from factual sources… which are not, and will never be me. A blog is a place to get perspective, that’s all.
To clarify: when I have been wrong, I have been willing to acknowledge that and apologize. When someone else is wrong, I hope they’re willing to do the same. I will not apologize, however, for having one opinion in a world of thousands (if not millions). If your opinions differ from mine, that’s completely okay.
Oh, while I’m spewing this today, I thought I’d add that this world has so many shades of grey. I’ve noticed lately a lot of people suggesting that something can only be one or the other. In reality, things need not be mutually exclusive. You can think someone is both extremely intelligent and a stupid idiot. For example: I strongly dislike Canadian Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole. STRONGLY, STRONGLY dislike him. I dislike his policies and I think that he says some awfully idiotic, and extremely harmful things that are divisive to our country and stoke the flames of racial inequality like it’s a game for him. And I truly believes when he says those idiotic things, that he believes them. I find him to be a flagrant idiot. But, I also know that he’s an extremely intelligent individual. He speaks multiple languages, has a long history with the Canadian Forces Air Command and, served in reserves as he pursued and earned a Legal Degree. It takes an individual of a certain intelligence level to accomplish what he has accomplished in his life and I acknowledge that. I truly believe that you can be both an idiot and intelligent at the same time.
I truly believe you can be both happy and sad at the same time. Also, I believe you can be both for one side while not being against another side. Something can be both a bad idea and a good idea at the same exact time. What was considered okay and acceptable when my parents were kids were long past alright by the time I was a kid. And now, now that my nieces and nephews face so many of the same experiences what was alright when my parents were kids can, at times, seem a tad stupid or barbaric.
The world is constantly changing and you have to keep up with it, otherwise you’re only doing a disservice to yourself. The world is not black and white. There are so many shades of grey and you’re only doing a disservice to yourself if you refuse to acknowledge them.
Lastly, as always, if you don’t like me, my thoughts, opinions or what I choose to share, just don’t read this blog. You don’t need to be mean or nasty. You don’t have to spam me. Just… unfollow. It won’t break my heart. Not everyone is meant for everyone. Different people have different tastes in what they wish to consume. If you dislike me, don’t agree with me, think I’m an idiot, think I’m uninformed, think my blog is a waste of effort, just don’t read it. Do yourself a favour and read one which you get joy from. Read one which makes you happy. Life’s too short for hate-following someone.