Friday, August 10, 2018

Finding A New Me

I'm not typically a crazy person, but some times....sometimes I let myself go. 

So this one time, at band camp, I was hanging out with my friends. We were playing truth or dare, something we don't typically do. They dared me to streak, something I wouldn't typically do.

So I did.

I stripped down, I ran out, ran around the entire camp absolutely naked. It was freeing, it was exhilarating, it was something I would want to do again.

Later, I had to perform and had to be dressed again. It wasn't fun. I hated it. This dare taught me something about myself that I hadn't realized I needed before.

Being in that sense, in that moment of nudity opened a new feeling for me. I want to be this way all the time. I want to shed the outer part of me and be completely exposed and vulnerable to the world. 

I like this no strings attached feeling I have now.

Which is awesome for a cello!

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 9 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. My prompt was "This one time, at band camp _____" and it was submitted by my good friend, the very funny Jules from TheBergham Chronicles.

See what my friends have in store for you by clicking the links below!


The Blogging 911     
Climaxed  
 

Friday, July 6, 2018

I'm Scared

It seems like every day, you hear on the news about a mass shooting or active shooter or someone going to a kid's freaking birthday party with a knife and going crazy. Every day, it seems like there is a new tragedy, a new occurrence of people losing their life over something stupid.

I'm starting to notice that all of it is just becoming news.

And that scares me.

It's not affecting me the way it used to. I'm not getting sad or angry or emotional. I see it and I'm just like "well...that sucks" and go on about my day.

I think I've become desensitized to it.

And that scares me.

When we become desensitized to these tragedies, change stops. The fight to make change stops. The fight to be the voice for the voiceless stops.

That scares me.

This country is spiraling to Hell faster than ever before and the need for change is greater than ever. But we can't make that change if the news isn't having any kind of affect on us. It scares me to think about the world we are leaving for our children, our grand children, our great grand children. What will they have to deal with if we stop feeling?

As a child, these things didn't bother me.

As an adult? Well, I'm starting to realize that monsters ARE real and they are all around us. They are running our country, they are deciding our future.

That scares me.

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 11 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.  

My subject was "What seems scarier the older you get?" and it was submitted by The Lieber Family Blog. Thank you for the thought provoking prompt!


Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

The Blogging 911     
Climaxed   
Southern Belle Charm                 
Paradoxical Suds