I just wanted to take some time to talk about who inspires me and why. First, there’s a couple of my closest friends. They’re all so confident and comfortable being themselves that it encourages me to be myself too. But after friends it’s mostly people who don’t know I exist. One of my biggest is Hannah Hart. I doubt she’s reading this, but if she is I just want her to know that she inspires me with every video, and her coming out series has been one of the most helpful things in my coming out. Unfortunately, I’m driving through Detroit in the evening when she’s there, and I’m getting back to Ontario the day after she goes to Toronto. So I don’t get to meet her, but I’m still so happy that my inspiration gets to do all this. So yeah, that’s it, just thought I should say that…
This is a genius post that I was not able to reblog as it was. So I left the link for people to go back to the original post.
I thought this was just such a wonderful post. I’m rereading Th Fault in Our Stars again and I’m consequently fascinated everytime. This is one of the most interesting and just truly amazing books ever. It’s so well written and after the first paragraph or two of the book I was already thinking more deeply than I have in a while. This post made me think of how, even though they don’t exist, An Imperial Affliction is in my top ten books, and The Hectic Glow is one of my favourite bands. And I know anyone who hasn’t read Th Fault in Our Stars might be confused, but that’s okay. I’m talking about a band that doesn’t exist. You don’t really need to understand anyway.
I’ve been doing some serious thinking lately. One thing I’m thinking of is my life. I go to a Christian private school, but it’s pretty loose, the teachers don’t worry about us that much or anything. But the thing is, we’re all slightly out of the ordinary, but no ones really different. So then there’s me. An overly energetic girl who watches YouTube videos and loves Harry potter. I have strong opinions and I’m bi. I can’t be completely honest with people because I’m also social. I need the people who wouldn’t really like me just to stay the way I am. At my school I have to keep things hidden because if I didn’t everything would change. I’m in the cliqueiest grade, and it’s pretty insane how much people try to be similar. Sometimes I wonder if I acted like my true self, how would I get accepted? I’ve just been thinking about it, and I’m just trying to figure out why acceptance is such a hard thing. And if we’re all focusing so hard on impressing other people, do we actually pay attention to the people who try to impress us? Or does it never make a difference? This is just sort of rambling, and just ideas that I have. But honestly, if we put aside all the judgement and hate would we still be open to acceptance?