I am a big fan of Facebook. I joined in May of 2008, according to FB, although I think it was more around 2007. The idea was to be able to keep in touch with everyone 'home' after I moved from Long Island, NY to Vero Beach, FL in 2007. I had been working for Linens 'n Things and transferred. Working retail, you work a crazy schedule and sometimes over-nite, where the rest of the world is doing a 9 to 5 Monday through Friday. So it was great to post whenever.
Relationships change... by December 2008 all stores had closed nation wide. Facebook became a way to keep in touch with all my friends and family that were coworkers. To support each other in the quest for a job, a life, to hold on... to play games to pass the time and not lose our minds. It was a difficult time for many of us. People move... some got jobs... some went into new relationships, some got married, had babies... An additional injury at work, progressed and I wound up disabled and on disability...life happens... life goes on.
I believe many of our beliefs stem from where our journey has lead us... all kinds of things can shape our views and beliefs. I have always come from a place of doing to others as I have wanted to be treated. There have been times that I have been in a position to help others and more lately times I can not. I spent years as an advocate for children. I've helped parents, male and female. I learned allot from simple to complicated issues of laws, the government and it's workings. I am a liberal.
"... someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties..." then call me a liberal!
I bring up my political views here today because it is part of my journey and only to say this:
I am so totally amazed that there
are peopleis a family member I know that havehas attacked me and I think, tried to change my views. It is not that I have not listened to other views, but have questioned them. This is done on my personal FB page. No one has to agree with my political views, nor I with everyone else. I strive to keep my political and religious views there, when it moves me BUT not on my companion page on Facebook or here. I was told in high school, there are things you discuss with "customers". Those things were: Religion, Politics and Sex! Good advice.
I wish to only share my journey here in a positive manner.
My journey is my journey. I have invited you along. Take what you can, give nothing back. You may not get anything from a post, but come back...I may strike a nerve. You might get something back. I hope there will be times when you realize you're not alone, not the only one. I hope I will inspire you to go along on your own journey. I hope you will laugh at some of my mistakes and better yet, learn from them.
I have found some great ideas, great inspiration and great DIY lessons from other bloggers, which I hope to continue sharing as I go. I hope my journey continues on a postive path that we meet up every once in awhile and share how it's going... until then...