Friday April 18, 2014…
I am a very outspoken person, I firmly believe in the freedom of speech. Regardless of where someone is from, I believe I have the right to express myself. In doing so, I guess, I can offend others. Here comes my dilemma. Should I care about how others feel when I speak my mind? or Should I speak my mind regardless?
I am not directing this to anyone in particular, trust me, if I was, your name would be posted in this post. I just decided to speak my mind a bit more. Often times, I am asked my opinion in certain things, is almost like people are drawn to me, like I have a magic response or something. If you ask for my opinion, I will give it to you, however, what I would not do…is tell you what you want to hear. I will give you MY OPINION. Then they realized that my opinion has nothing to do with what they actually wanted me to say, and then I am a BITCH!
Well, I speak-up, I am loud, not because I want your attention. I am like that because it is a way for me to vent, to let my frustration out; if I write it…it’s a relief for me. I know I came to this country on my own free will. No one forced me to leave my island. But, since I am a US citizen, I worked, and I pay taxes like every other citizen…I have the right to express myself. If you don’t like it, sorry but I am not going to apologized for what I feel about certain things. We have to learn to respect each other, to agree to disagree, to move on and take the writing for what it is.
At work, they already know me, they either love me or hate me. I rather give myself exactly how I am, raw, that way there are no misunderstandings. I appreciate people that are honest with me, that do not think what they are going to say, that do not say things to please me…I appreciate people that are real, genuine and honest whether I share the same opinions they do or not.
I like who I am, I treat people they way I like to be treated. Therefore, I am not a disrespectful person. I just believe in the freedom of speech. I would never do anything to harm or offend my friends. So, if I call you a friend…it’s because I do care about you. Just respect who I am and let me be…and I will do the same for you.
Oh, I so love to write out loud!!!! It brings relief to my heart, and my soul…I just wish I could just put everything in writing and that my grammar was as good in English as it is in Spanish.