I hope you are all doing well during this time. I know the world is crazy right now between a global pandemic (that Florida has forgotten about) and the protests and riots.
I’m not here to get political, I’ve always said my blog is not for politics. Not because I don’t see the importance in them but because I do not believe it correlates with what my life is about.
That being said, what is going on is way more than politics, it’s basic human rights.
And I’ll admit, I’m not as educated as I want to be on the topic, I don’t always know the right thing to say, but I will say that I am willing to learn more and understand. I know I’ll never understand what others feel on a daily basis throughout their entire lives but I am here for you.
Here’s the thing though, I grew up in an exceptionally privileged community in a white family. Growing up I believed one thing. Being in this town where everyone’s views were the same, it was hard to understand anything else. I never even heard of certain ideas in a positive light and I’ve never heard of some of my ideals in a negative life.
But I ventured out to Connecticut for prep school and Virginia for college and things changed. I changed my perspective on life and others lives. Somewhere along the way my path and my families path diverged. My path waved goodbye and took a sharp left.
I’m not saying this to sway anyone in either direction, everyone is entitled to their own political beliefs. But what we have hit here is way more than political beliefs. This is more than fighting over tax rates. These are human lives.
I’ve never posted anything on social media that could come across as anyway political or in anyway a stance on life. My entire Facebook is literally just how to protect bunnies against RHDV/RHDV2 and pictures of me traveling.
But I felt as if this was the time to speak up. To make myself uncomfortable and let people know where I stand. I know it’s different than where I grew up and my family but it’s time for me to put my voice out there.
This isn’t meant to be some type of propaganda but I truly feel as if this is a point that many people come to in adulthood, when you need to say goodbye to family values and show who you truly are. No more standing in the shadows of what I’ve been associated with, time to make my own shadows.
Thank you all for listening and if anyone wants to send me anything, I’m always willing to learn and talk.