Growing Up, A Rant

My son starts fourth grade at a new school in a new neighborhood tomorrow. We moved to another part of El Paso back in January. It’s about a 30-minute drive away from where we used to live. My son is taking it pretty hard because he’s used to being with my grandparents. I decided not to move him to the new school because he only had four months to go until the school year ended last year. He is used to going to the same school for the past three years.

I don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing, but he is a lot like me in so many ways. He’s shy and reserved until you get to know him. He, like myself, sometimes takes change pretty hard. I told him he would be fine and he’d make new friends. He insisted on the what ifs? What if the kids are mean? What if he doesn’t like it there? I just said what if you end up liking it there and the kids and teacher are nice? Then, I told him the truth… I told him no matter where you go there are unfortunately going to be some mean people. I told him I deal with nice and mean people at work all of the time and in life. I told him if someone isn’t being nice to him to please let me know. As a parent, you want to protect your kids at all times! At the same time, I want my son to know the truth. I want him to already know that not everyone is nice everywhere. All you can do is try your best to get along with everyone. I still haven’t told him not everyone is going to like you in life for whatever reasons yet. It took me awhile to finally figure that one out.

Throughout the six months I’ve been on WordPress, I’ve had nothing but great and positive experiences with everyone I’ve interacted with. I’ve enjoyed all of the great posts I’ve read, along with the great comments. I’ve enjoyed revealing my true self to hundreds of people. Today was pretty much the same thing until I got into a bit of a commotion with a blogger. I commented on a blog post about Mexicans and immigration. It’s still pretty hard for me to hear and read such negative things about Mexicans because I’m Mexican-American! The majority of my roots are from Mexico. I would be silly to say racism no longer exists. I don’t like drama or any nonsense with anyone, especially on WordPress! I come here to relax and stay away from drama!

Anyway, I’m thinking I should’ve just kept my thoughts to myself…but I didn’t. I let my emotions get the best of me. To be quite honest, I was very pissed off! The blogger took offense to my comments. Yeah, so maybe I was a little out there? Here is your I’m sorry. I’m going to own up to it because I’m 33 and an adult. I still make mistakes as an adult.

So what now? Life goes on and I keep on blogging the same way I’ve been these past few months. Will I ever follow this blogger? Hell no! I don’t get off on making people feel bad or correcting them and I never will. Have a goodnight everyone and thank you for your continued support. Thank you for reading me πŸ™‚ Until next time…

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20 comments

  1. LMAO. You have a right to voice your opinion and I wouldn’t worry about it. I would do the same thing because I’m black and a woman. So, if I read a post that really hit hard for me, I would respond too. Not to change their mind (hopefully it would) but to give a difference of opinion.

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  2. We are all humans and we inspire each other in many ways. Although I experienced the most loving atmosphere here on WP I too had encounters (only one or two) with an offensive or provoking content. We always must remind ourselves that everybody shares what they feel and think. It is a lovely gesture of yours to share this with us. Because most of us experienced something like that.
    I wish your son all the best.

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  3. Me too Tessa, but don’t beat yourself up Amaya we have all had a rant and then wished we hadn’t . But going back to your son I think he will be fine because you talk him and he knows he can talk to you which is good. Have a lovely day, a glass of vino and something with lots of chillis in it πŸ™‚ That’s my remedy anyway πŸ™‚

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  4. I said sorry because nothing was directly said about Mexicans in the post. The post was referring to ALL immigrants though so that must mean Mexicans too. I say sorry also because I let some blogger get to me like that. There is a first for everything πŸ˜‰

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  5. You should have kept your thoughts to yourself? Why would you want to do that? Don’t you know that when you let all your thoughts build up without expressing them, your head can explode? Dude, think of the mess. πŸ™‚

    And I don’t know what you’re apologizing for — having thoughts or emotions? None of which, by the way, are “out there.”

    Blogging isn’t always about relaxing or having fun. Sometimes it’s educational and sometimes quite distressing. Sometimes you’ll need to help a fellow blogger and sometimes you’ll have to set them straight. Drama and politics are usually a part of everything, including blogging, and it’s only stressful if you allow it to be.

    After all, why do you care what Opinionated Man thinks? What’s going on in your life is a lot more important than what’s going on with this dude’s blog. And it’s a lot more interesting, too.

    I just think it’s really sad that you feel bad about speaking your mind. You have a mind and a voice — might as well use them to their fullest extent. πŸ˜€

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