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I have no interest in getting married and having children.  It has never been what I wanted. 

So why do people keep telling me that it is?  Why do people keep telling me that it’s what I’m suppose to do?  Don’t I know my own life better than you? 

It is my life to live as I choose.  I’m not missing out.  I don’t hate children, I just don’t want to raise them.  You can love someone, spend your life with them, and never marry them.  Marriage isn’t a guarantee,  it doesn’t always mean love. 

I Resist

Resist

I refuse to sit back and watch as this man behaves as a fascist.

I RESIST the destruction of the Affordable Health Care Act, the defunding of Planned Parenthood, and anything that will harm a woman’s reproductive rights. 

My sister has had a heart attack, cancer.  She has lupus and dvt.  Without the ACA  she’ll never get coverage due to preexisting conditions.  The fact that we’re women shouldn’t be a preexisting condition but it is. Furthermore, if people are so pro-life, why take away healthcare from children?  They’re pro-birth not life. 

Planned Parenthood is about more than abortions and birth control.  They provide healthcare for women and men.  They provide preventative cancer screenings. 

As for women’s reproductive rights…..who is he or anyone  to tell anyone what they can and cannot do with their bodies?  If you want an abortion that’s your business.  If you want birth control that’s your business.  If you want to have as many children as possible, again that’s your business.

I RESIST stopping refugees, banning immigration, denying someone due to their religion, and building this stupid wall.  Unless you’re Native American you’re not from this land.  We are a nation born of other nations.  Muslim doesn’t equal terrorist. Christian doesn’t equal right.  Without immigrants Donald Trump would have no wives.  His wall is a threat, it is wrong, and if it’s built I don’t want to imagine the things that will happen.

I RESIST anything that doesn’t support LGBT rights.  LGBT rights are human rights.  It is not the government to tell someone who they can love or who they are. 

I RESIST a government that attempts to censor scientists and the national parks service.  How dare you try to censor fact. 

I RESIST his bigot ways, his hatred, his so called “alt facts”. 

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” —-Benjamin Franklin

This is just the beginning….Long live the Resistance. 

 

 

 

Devastation

DevastationWe experience devastation at many points in life.  Some of us more than others.  Some never survive what devastates them. 

The first time anything ever devastated me was when I was fourteen.  I was a freshman in high school.  Life was life, everything was normal.  Then came a day when everything stopped be normal.  My brother’s health took a turn.  Doctor visits and hospital stays.  His liver was failing and so he was added to the transplant list.  They gave him a pager and sent him home.  He packed a bag and had it sitting, always ready to go when that pager went off.  It never did.  He was taken back to the Hospital.

Early on the morning of December 21, 2003 I woke up to the sound of car door closing.  Then there came a knock on the door.  I opened the door to find my oldest brother standing there.  He walked straight by me and down the hall to our mother’s room.  I didn’t follow him, I didn’t hear him say the words to her.  But I will never forget the sound of my mother’s screams. 

My brother died at only thirty two years old.  He was my hero.  He was kind, firm, loving, intelligent.  Despite our age gap he was best friend. 

Sitting here today I still don’t believe that anything in life will ever rock me as hard as losing him has.

 

Someday

Someday

We’ll be together someday.  I’ll travel to that country someday.  I’ll do it…..someday.  I hate the word someday.  We attach it to so many things.  In reality someday doesn’t exist.  All those things that we’re going to do “someday” we should be doing now.  Life is a series of moments.  The only moment we have is the present.  We have to stop waiting for someday.  That someday is now.  Get out there and do it.  Please stop letting your life pass you by because you’re waiting for someday.