It’s been a long day, without you my friend

and I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again.

2 years without my cousin, never imagined life without her.

Overall it’s been a pretty tough two weeks, between work and family and hospitals and memorials.

I have two days off, and I’m going to My moms for the night.
I hope I return as my happy self.

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What it’s like to go viral

Last night at work, I encountered my first confrontation for the July 2k15 season.

I’ll fast foward through the ridiculous, and only talk abouT what happened after a few guests decided to break hotel policies and their reaction upon receiving their consequences.

After talking to my girlfriend, I understand that a lot of people don’t like consequences.  The first thing that a person will do is use their status or position to put someone down.

Yes, you may be an “attorney”, Sir…But our contract became null as soon as you breached the contract and decided to go against hotel policies, in not only one of your rooms, but both.

Another thing someone might do is use their physical power to intimidate.

Yes sir, you are taller than me and I am cornered in your room.. so I’m going to slide out and give you the option of the cops or myself.   So you choose the cops…

People assume things far too much…

Yes sir, I have a ring on my ring finger, so that obviously means i’m a heterosexual female that has a husband or boyfriend

Far too much

No, just because I picked up my cellphone to call my general manager for some help in this situation, does not mean I am calling my boyfriend to come beat you up

But regardless, they’ll twist the situation to make sure they don’t appear to be wrong in the situation.

Officer, we have her on VIDEO saying that she is going to have her boyfriend come beat us up!

No, you dont, you actually have a video of me on my cellphone, shaking, listening to 36 seconds of ringing.

But once they realize, this might not go their way.. bring on the personal attacks..

You couldnt even get a boyfriend, youre fat. youre ugly. you have a mole on your face.  youre disgusting. Not even attractive.  We have nothing to lose, you already called the cops on us, so we might as well be as rude as we can.

Yes, thats a great idea!

So if that video goes viral, let it.. Because what are we really missing when we see video clips?  The whole picture?

There may be more police brutality that didn’t get caught on film…There might be more to that girlfight that seemed so hilarious to you at the moment.

There’s always a bigger picture.

So, my self esteem might be bruised, and I might be feeling more than unimpressed with last nights situation, but I’m proud that I remained as professional as I could, provided how quickly these men escalated.

This is the world, as I know it.. as I experience it.

How To Change The World From Your Couch

I’ve always felt the Internet is used for the most pointless things, until I read this.

James Michael Sama

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The world is full of good and bad people of all kinds. No matter where someone is from, what they do or don’t believe, how they were or weren’t raised – every single one of us is individual and unique. I really do believe that most people are good, but a glance at the nightly news will remind you that plenty, are not.

I think sometimes this mass scale makes it difficult for people to want to extend a helping hand to even just one person because they feel like it won’t make a difference anyway. There is so much evil in the world and so many people to help, that it is virtually impossible for them to make any sort of impact on their own. So, they figure, why bother?

This reminds me of a story many of us have heard. The story is about a man walking on the beach…

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White prayer

Scrolling through my news feed, I saw a post of a group of employees appearing to be praying behind the counters in their restaurant.

The post was heroic and admiring those employees, for stick with their faith and not worrying about offending others in public. 

It would have been a great post, had the author not excluded the fact the only reason it was admirable was because they were white.

I know that if that had been a group of Black Muslims, people would have had been far less than impressed or touched.

And this.

This is the world, as I know it 

White prayer

Scrolling through my news feed, I saw a post of a group of employees appearing to be praying behind the counters in their restaurant.

The post was heroic and admiring those employees, for stick with their faith and not worrying about offending others in public. 

It would have been a great post, had the author not excluded the fact the only reason it was admirable was because they were white.

I know that if that had been a group of Black Muslims, people would have had been far less than impressed or touched.

And this.

This is the world, as I know it 

Caught up

It’s so easy to get caught up in your own chaos.

It’s so easy to forget that those around you also have their own chaos to live in.

I try to have an optimistic positive attitude.  I am always joking around and attempting to lighten the mood.

It hurts when I have to walk on eggshells, in fear I’ll set someone off.

It hurts when people close to you fail to recognize those few times of instability.  Because they don’t care. Because they don’t notice. 

You can be there for everyone but when you need one person… They are no where to be found.

This is the world, as I know it. 

Money can’t buy you happiness

— I think that’s how the saying goes.
Money may not be able to buy you happiness but it sure makes things less stressful.  You no longer have to worry about financial stressors because money isn’t an issue.
Right now my girlfriend will be in between jobs soon. 

I support her 100 percent with this decison, as I know her current position does not make her happy.  I understand jobs aren’t supposed to be fun, but like I’ve posted before… They aren’t mean to be abusive.

Anyway, money could get tight, and things could get hard.  Money could absolutely buy us some happiness.

But we have been through far worse in the last 4 years.

I’m confident that this will only make us stronger.

#lovewins

This is the world as I know it