I haven't always been cognizant of what I'm putting out there into the world. I always knew who I was and what I believed and how I acted, but didn't always connect the dots to how those things might impact other people. I have never cared what other people thought of me or my choices so it was just normal for me not to think of what I did or didn't do in terms of others. I think of that stuff more now, specifically about what I want people to get from me. Some of the things I want people to get are about them...but some are about me, and what I don't want to be around. I try to put that out there too so people know right away if we will be on compatible journeys.
I can't sit around and complain about something I think is wrong in this world and not look for a way that I can help, however small it might be. I'm always interested in talking to others who also will take action and who recognize that small things add up to big things. I hope you get that from me.
I will never be silent about things that matter and if you need someone to stand up for you, I'll do that. If you just need someone to empower and encourage you to stand up for yourself, I'll do that too. I hope you get that from me.
I'd like to pet your dog if they're interested. I hope you get that from me.
I don't write a blog where everything is posed perfectly in photos and every sentence is a structural masterpiece. I don't overshare personal shit but I am conscious to let it be known that everything isn't always coming up roses. I am very real, and that's because I don't know how to be any other way and I don't want to be any other way. I hope you get that from me.
I'm not interested in entertaining bullshit from jagoffs. I hope you get that from me, quickly.
I don't expect you to like me. If you do, that's cool. If you don't, that's okay too. I hope you get that from me.
I'm always interested in discussing books or organizing or recipes or feminism or weird dog behaviors or hilarious poop stories or sunrise/time passing/space/travel/the universe/religion/where to get good coffee mugs/restaurants I should try/good deals. I hope you get that from me.
In order to have good friends, I have to be a good friend. I hope you get that from me.
If you're looking for someone to blow smoke up your ass or give out head pats, you might want to skip over me, but if you want someone to be honest with you, I'm around. I hope you get that from me.
I never want people I love to doubt that I love them and would do anything for them. I hope you get that from me.
What do you hope people get from you?
This was a prompt from Alyssa's back to blogging challenge that I couldn't fit in during, but that I liked too much to let go. Click below to see other posts.