It has come to my attention that since I have been back to blogging there may be some people who are concerned that I may write something that will offend someone or say something that I may regret later. It’s been less than two weeks and I’ve already been told to “shhh” or “I wouldn’t say that” or “aren’t you afraid to say that?”. The answer to that is simply “no.”. There will absolutely be someone I offend in my writing and if there wasn’t, then I am not doing my job. I never plan to run for President of the United States. If anything, this writing will lead me to write a book and that book will end up changing lives and becoming a best seller and then a movie script and then an Oscar winning movie.
So below are a few rules to follow when reading my blog:
1) If you don’t agree with what I say, that is completely 100% ok. However, please don’t tell me not to say it.
2) Don’t ever tell me to “shhh”. It will only make me speak louder.
3) Don’t tell me not to write something. Guess what, this is my blog. You are more than welcome to not write a blog but don’t try to put your own rules on mine.
4) Keep reading because I promise one of these days my blog posts will make you think and most likely give you an emotion and if it does, then I am proud of you.
I’ve never been the kind of person to hold my tongue. I think I’ve said this before in my writing, but I wouldn’t be authentic if I was someone who kept quiet. In fact, if I kept quiet all the time, I think my head would implode. I was driving to work this morning thinking of people who have made a career or a name for themselves for NOT keeping quiet. In no particular order: Kathy Griffin, Seth McFarlane, MLK, Jesus Christ, Stewie Griffin, Norma Rae, Charles Darwin, my dog trainer, Eleanor Roosevelt, Chelsea Handler, Bill Maher. I could go on and on.
Now I am not hiding the fact that I have gotten in trouble for speaking my mind in life. I have learned when it is a good time and when it isn’t and I’m learning to really read my audience and who I can say things to and who I need to zipper up my lips for. It isn’t always easy but even the most vocal person in the world can’t always say what they want unless they are ready for some sort of consequence. And sometimes consequences can be good things and sometimes they can kick you in the butt.
I say the things that most people in the world only dream of saying. I say the things that a lot of people think but can’t say out loud. I say the things that some people don’t even realize they want to say until they hear them said. I say the things that even make the people who shit rainbows and sprinkles laugh.
If I had a dime for every person in my life who has told me that they don’t think they have what it takes to be my friend or who has told me to keep quiet or who has told me that one day I will regret the things I say, I would have at least $2.40. But I like making people think. I like feeling like I have the power in my life to think and feel and not be afraid. And if I had the choice of keeping it all in or speaking it out loud and not having the love of everyone on earth, I would rather collect the money.