It is sad that we live in a society where no one does nothing when two men insult and verbally attack a woman. Lucky for me, I know how to stick up for myself, but the more I think about it, I can’t believe no one said or did anything.
I won’t go into details about the unfortunate incident because at the end of each day, I try and let go of anything negative. I choose to focus on the positive because I believe that even in negative situations something positive always comes out. Today the positive came from the cute waiter that asked me if I needed a hug when he saw me crying after the incident. I said yes, not because he was good looking, but because he sincerely wanted to give me a hug to try and make me feel better.
I don’t mean to alarm everyone. I am ok and stronger than ever. I am just not sure I want to keep telling the story over and over again because those fools don’t deserve the attention. On the other hand, the hug story is definitely one worth sharing.
I went to visit my friend who just had a baby today in the hospital today. I gave the security guard my id and he printed out this pass for me.
I had to look at the picture twice. Who is that in the picture?
That was me on January 1, 2010, the day I went to visit my other friend who gave birth at that same hospital. The next time I go to that hospital, I need to make sure to ask them to take another picture and update my file. Even though, I cringed when I saw it seeing this picture today was definitely a “wake up call”.
It is time to get back on track. I haven’t reached my goal yet and still have a lot of work to do. Instead of throwing the pass away, I am framing it so that I can see it on those days when I feel lazy and lack motivation.
Somewhere along the line I pressed the pause button. I am searching for the play button. Hitting rewind isn’t an option.
I went back home to Chicago to see my family last week. When I saw my 13 year old niece (she is really my cousin) she poked me several times as she walked around me. I asked her if she was ok and she responded “where is the rest of you?”. Needless to say she made my day! :-)