For the sake of blogging and self-exploration and contemplation, I answer a question a day off of this list.
Today’s question : What impact do you want to leave on the world?
I feel like my answer now is much different than it would have been even a year ago. I’ve done a lot of life-readjustments since then, not so much changing myself as changing my environment and what things I will and will not accept as a part of my life.
There is no point in ever accepting anyone in your life that does ANYTHING but make you feel positively about yourself and your surroundings. If someone brings you down, either intentionally or just by a clash of personalities, cut them out of your life like a wart and never look back.
The impact I want to leave on the world? I don’t know about the WORLD because I am one person and there are rare few in the millions that make a WORLD of difference. (Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, the names in our history books sure, but that’s a handful out of 6 billion.)
So, screw the world. I am not a politician. I cannot and will not change what I support and don’t support, what I will say and what I will not say etc based on how popular my words and actions will make me. I am me, and I make no apologies for it. I will never be world wide popular because if someone is being an ass, I will tell them they are being an ass and I don’t care how many people will irrationally rush to that other person’s defense. I am not a people pleaser and that’s completely okay with me. If someone doesn’t like me for exactly who I am, they can piss off. I’ve discovered there are definitely like-minded people in the world who DO like, accept, and even respect me for exactly who I am and that’s all that matters.
I have two main passions, animals and creative writing. I work for a rescue. I get to help SAVE INNOCENT LIVES every day, and those are the lives I want to make an impact on. When someone enjoys my writing and it impacts them and makes them think, that’s awesome too. I want to impact those who want to be impacted. I’m not out to try and convert assholes to decent people because I’ve been there, I’ve tried that and it’s impossible and leads to nothing but my own constant frustration and depression. If you want to be a part of my passions, let’s help improve lives together. If you want to be a hater, you can pout and stomp in your own corner and I don’t give a shit. And that’s as blunt and honest as I can be :).