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Five on Friday: Things I will not apologize for



1. I love coffee. I’ve finally 100% embraced this and refuse to apologize for it. Some people go get pedicures. Some people love massages. Some just go shop for whatever. MY “get away” is to get a good cup of coffee. It’s just my thing, and I love to share Instagrams from my coffee breaks. Sorry… not sorry.


2. I am a Christian. Even more specifically, I am a Catholic. Somewhere along the way, this became a bad thing? At least that’s the vibe I’ve been getting lately from media. It’s no longer in fashion to be a Christian. In fact, if you’re a Christian you’re probably a conservative idiot who hates everyone that doesn’t see your way. I mean, that’s pretty much is what I’ve been getting from the chatter and noise in the media. (See my blog post from a few days ago.)  Am I exaggerating? Yes, of course I am. I know this. But you know what? Sorry, not sorry. I’m a Christian, and I’m not going to deny God. If you decide to dismiss me and judge me on that then… well. That’s fine. But you’re missing out on knowing a pretty cool lady. :)


3. I like to take selfies and pictures of my cats and post them to Instagram. Cliché as hell, and I know it. But its not the only pictures I post. I just happen to be guilty-as-charged that I take these types of photos and… sorry! Not sorry! Going to just keep taking them as I wish.


4. I am a driving snob. I like going through old posts via the app Timehop. And I’ve found I rant about drivers a LOT. Usually has to do with lack of turn signal use, blowing off yield signs, texting while driving, cutting people off, and tailgating or driving way below the speed limit. Oh and just cruising down the turn lane. Look, I make my mistakes while driving. I’m not perfect. But when I see someone blatantly blow off basic driving laws… I get pissed off. Because vehicles are not toys. They kill people. So… sorry, not sorry. I take driving very seriously, and I really wish others did, too.


5. I am an Aggie. Not an Aggie fan. An Aggie. There is a difference. I don’t stand proud of Texas A&M University based only on the football team. I don’t wave my Aggie flag as just a fan. I have my degree on the wall, and my ring on my finger. Bash my school based on football, you’ll get an ear full. I’m proud of the education my school offers, the research its doing constantly, it’s sports — all sports — successes, and that impossible to explain family feel that you get as an Aggie. So, sorry, not sorry if I quickly correct you when you say, “Oh you’re an Aggie fan.” No, I AM an Aggie. There is a huge difference.


Why I blog

295: KeyboardI blog because…

… I love to write. I have often said I would love to write a book someday. I even had my heart set on writing the definitive book on the history of Printer’s Alley. (I still might do it.) But I also have a somewhat short attention span. I think that’s partly why I’ve grown to love photography. Instant gratification. Blogging is that for me as well. I can pour my heart into a subject and share it with he masses immediately with the click of the word “Publish.”

… I have something to say. I have all these words, stories and opinions in my head. And I want to share them. Whether anyone cares or not I don’t know. I’d like to say whether anyone cares doesn’t really matter to me, but deep, deep down it does. I hope what I say matters to someone. Anyone.

… I want to reach people. I’m finding I have a true passion for helping others. (This will be a post all it’s own someday.) And maybe, just maybe, through my blog I can make a difference to someone. Make them see something differently. Give them the courage to do so something they otherwise wouldn’t. Or maybe even just make them smile.

… There is money to be made writing. I do not write this blog for the money per se, but it is nice to make a little extra money here and there. Buys me a few cups of coffee, which makes me happy.

… To keep in touch with friends and family. My blog is not just about one topic. It’s not reviews only, nor photos only. It’s not about travel, booze nor fashion. It is life in general. And it helps me tell my tales and thoughts to family and friends all at once and hopefully keep in touch a little bit that way. Especially since I live 800+ miles from most of them.

… Because it makes me happy.