I tried this blogging thing once before, and I didn't really keep up with it. So why try again? Because this time I have soap boxes, as my lovely fiancé likes to put it. There are things in this world that I feel very strongly about, and when they come up in the media, in conversation, in situations at work, or just about anywhere I get very passionate about them. My fiancé sort of teases me and says I have a built in soapbox that springs to life whenever these things come up and he even makes these mechanical Transformer type noises to emulate it appearing below my feet. It's sort of cute, and sort of true.
But I can't help myself. There are just some things that I feel so passionate about, and so opinionated about that I can't help but to weigh in on them. Besides that, I love to write. So a blog seemed to be a good opportunity for me to not only address these topics, but also to get back into doing some of the writing I love to do.
So what are some of these topics I feel so very passionate about? Well here's a small list to get started with. Please note that this list is not meant to encompass everything and is no particular order, and other things may be added as they are brought up in society. These are just my current hot buttons where you are guaranteed to get an earful if you press them.
Mental Illness Awareness and Acceptance
Same Sex Marriage - I am for it
LGBTQ Rights - I am for it
Body Image in Media and Advertising
Children's Rights and Child Abuse
Legalize Marijuana - I am for it
HPV Vaccine - Needs more research
On top of addressing these issues I hope to use this space to share my experiences and to open my mind and thoughts to the world. Sometimes it may be funny, sometimes it may be sad. Sometimes it may be uncomfortable to read. I welcome any and all feedback as long as it's constructive.
So ready or not here we go...