I’m not proud of the things I’ve done to some people, so I am afraid of sounding like a bit of a hypocrite..but there is one thing I have never done, or will never allow myself to do to a woman I care about.
Domestic Violence has been a real issue to some important people. 1 in 4 women have experienced it. The thought of physically harming a woman is mind boggling, just as mind boggling as the women who choose to stay with these “men”.
It is very hard for me to accept any sort of civil communication with a “man” who does this, and I will not take any talking down from them either. Trust me, days after a surgery aren’t enough to stop me from a physical confrontation.
It sucks that I have to quietly sit this one out (for now) b/c she doesn’t even know I know about it. I honestly don’t know if it’s the right thing to do right now.
I don’t care how many articles are written about this kid, I will never get tired of reading them.
I know sports may seem trivial to some folks, but it’s hard not love/smile/appreciate what he’s doing right now. Put being a sports fan aside, the story is amazing and has a way of uplifting any spirit. He’s breaking stereotypes, making people think actively about race issues in America, and showing true human spirit.
I guess it goes to show you that you always have to work hard, grow, stay humble, & take advantage of any & every opportunity/chance given to you.
Let’s hope he continues his run tonight, on Melo’s probable return.
PS - Him and Tom Brady are my sports heroes. Watch “The Brady 6” and then you’ll probably see why I like these two so much.
There is a point of no return after this sentence.
I’ve had a lot of scattered thoughts about this for the past couple days. There are certain people who won’t be 100% pleased with what I did this weekend.
I’m very indifferent in a situation that controlled my life for years. Despite the recent twists, I’ve always thought that the best route was to “keep it moving.” I was fine with keeping our conversations to only “pleasantries” & leaving any other form of contact out of question. Even when you reached out to me I struggled with replying, which goes against the majority of my feelings when it comes to friends. I found it strange because I didn’t think I considered you one anymore so those struggles shouldn’t have been there. We grew apart & became acquaintances..& I was more than satisfied with that. Our situation called for that, & it made all the sense in the world. I had no problems at all. No second thoughts or second guesses about how we ended up.
Recently, I know you’ve tried to reach out to me, & when we’ve connected, our conversations have been pleasant..but in truth, I kept it moving. I surprised myself when I reached out to you though, not entirely sure it was the correct thing to do.
I never thought of all those years as a complete waste of time, more like my first lesson that I continually learn from. I’ve realized, after having these recent conversations, that the decision we both made for ourselves had profound differences in our own lives. We both stand in entirely different places, our lives seemingly separated. Both of us seemingly completely satisfied.
But doubts have crept in. I’m searching so very hard as to why I reached out. Sadly, I’m not sure I want any of this to proceed any further, as I don’t really see a reason for it. We were fine the way we were, and we should be fine the way we are. At least, that’s the way I see it. The only problem I face now is that fact that I’m not even 100% sure I want it that way.