The internet is a funny place. Known for it’s vast resources, it’s also home to the insane world of social media and the notorious “hashtag.” The hashtag has redefined how you want to be viewed, classified, and sorted on social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr (to name a few). Today, I was on Instagram and I clicked on #plussize. One that’s probably been around since the beginning of plus size hashtagging (in my opinion). We can go back and forth (forever) about the term and whether you like it, use it, associate with it, disagree with it, hate it, love it, and/or embrace it. I don’t have time for that today.
Losing a loved one is never easy. Never. Last week, my grandpa passed away. He was a loving, funny, hardworking, and amazing man. Losing him has not only hit our family hard, but it’s kind of left me in a weakened state. I’m not sure if it’s the guilt of not visiting him enough, watching his battle in the hospital, or a combination of both. I do know I’ve had to search hard, high, and low for my inner strength.
I can’t believe 2013 is almost over! The year has flown by so quickly, that it seems like a blur. I know that sounds so cliche, but it does! A lot of amazing things have happened in the past year. I couldn’t be more thankful, blessed, and honored to do what I love. Sharing here with you all has been an amazing experience.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life (so far), it’s that if you don’t stop worrying about what others think about you, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Yes, a disservice. You should know that life is meant to be lived. Who cares what others think about you? Do not let others define who you are.
I can’t believe I almost forgot the importance of today’s date. Just like everything else, it took a Facebook status to remind me how special it is. Thank you Chief! Many years ago, I made the decision to change my life forever and join the United States Air Force. Believe me, it was shocking for a lot of people. I had never once expressed interest in joining the military. Never!