Lately I’ve been called a lot of things on social media and right here on my blog that aren’t so flattering. Taking a note from Taylor Swift’s latest songs and falling into the Halloween theme, I thought this was the perfect time to chat a bit about cyberbullying and maybe even poke a little fun because honestly, sometimes the only way to not cry about what these people say is to laugh.
They think they know EVERYTHING about me. THEY ARE WRONG. While what I post on my blog is a real snapshot of my life, it is just that: a snapshot. I don’t post everything I think, do, or feel. Only I and the people who truly care about me and take the time to know me, understand me fully.
They think they can change me with hate. THEY ARE WRONG. Look, I want to grow and change as a person, but not because someone else tells me to, particularly in a way that makes me feel like less of a person. I work on me for me in the ways that I feel are best. I hope bullies never make anyone change who they are.
They think I think I am just so freaking awesome. THEY ARE WRONG. In reality, I know my shortcomings better than anyone else. I try each day to be a better person, daughter, friend, writer, blogger, baker, cook. Some days I succeed and others I fail, and that’s okay because I get up and try the next day.
It’s hard to let the comments roll off my back and I know I am not alone in that. However, I know the truth, my truth, and I encourage anyone going through something similar to focus on that. These people don’t know me or you, they don’t have legitimate reasons for saying what they say.
We have to be tough and find the people in the world who like us for us. Basically, you guys, the old versions of us can’t come to the phone because they’re a lot like these adorable skeletons hanging out in Northville. If you live in the Detroit area, you have to check them out. They are themed to match the store they are in front of.
Also, shout out to the great people at Birmingham Roast for always being nice and making fab coffee!
Oh, and this is the last time I will be addressing cyberbullies here because they don’t deserve the attention. But I wanted to get this off my chest and let people know they aren’t alone.
Dress: Victoria Beckham // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Hat: Taylor Swift // Bag: Prada // Bag Charm: Anya Hindmarch // Sunglasses: Anna Karin Karlsson
Aargh, jerks! Worthless people with little going on just have to bring down other people. Or some people are just dicks. Kevin Smith had a good reply to someone who trolled his daughter. Keep strong and carry on. I need to take my own advice.
You are so right, Sudhakar. Thanks for the advice – we all have trouble being strong sometimes 🙂
I think you’re great 🙂 Thanks for posting candidly.
Thank you for leaving the nice comment, Kiara! I really appreciate it 🙂
I think most of the people who hate on others for no reason are just projecting their own feelings and insecurities onto others. They just assume that everybody is the same and thinks and behaves and reacts the same as them. I honestly wouldn’t worry about it, it has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them. I mean do you really want to take advice from people who sit and analyse some stranger’s blog posts all day on the internet? In reality, most of us are doing the best we can and that’s all we can do. You have an awesome blog here, your recipes rock, you are a sweet girl and you are a good writer. Don’t let all this get to you, you just do you.
Thank you so much for the nice comment, Pooja! I really needed to hear what you had to say. You are so right – all we can do is our best.