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The people you most admire

I have a lot to update you on, but for today, I thought I would share this. I am doing writing prompts three times a week and while I don't intend on sharing what I write for every single one (HAIL NAW), I liked this and wanted to post it.

I admire anyone who is out doing the damn thing.

I admire people who have so many projects going on—not because they want to “do it all,” but because they’re passionate about a lot of things—and still make the time to do those things, plus do all their other daily life bullshit.

I admire people who take risks (onstage and off) and who aren’t afraid to fail or look stupid.

I admire people who stand up for others, unwavering.

I admire people who don’t care what people think of them—really don’t care—but aren’t an asshole about it.

I admire people who can take a joke.

I admire people who can tell a joke.

I admire people who can do a handstand.

I admire people who get into child’s pose because fuck a handstand.

I admire people who outsource work they can’t or don’t want to do—childcare, house cleaning, grocery pickup/delivery. (Because even if you’ve got a lot going on and you’re still managing the daily life bullshit mentioned above, vacuuming is fucking stupid.)

I admire hip-shooters who write that snarky email right away—because I always want to do that but wisely don’t, so it’s fun to watch someone else do it.

I admire people who aren’t too old to do/learn anything.

I don’t admire (it can’t all be Pollyanna) people who say things like, “I could never do that!” YES YOU COULD.

I don’t admire people who don’t spell check emails before sending them.

I don’t admire people who get cranky when they’re hungry but then don’t apologize for being an asshole once they’ve eaten.

I don’t admire people who do those multi-level marketing rings you see on Facebook. You are not a “full time work from home stay at home mom.” PICK A LANE.

I don’t admire hetero people who still try to make LGBTQ rights about them by saying things like, “The bible doesn’t approve” or, “I love the sinner but not the sin” or, “I’m fine with it, I just don’t want to hear about it.” Since when did any of this become about you? Focus on yourself.

I don’t admire when people make things about them that aren’t about them. (AHEM SEE ABOVE.)

Who do you admire?

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  1. Love this.

    I admire people who know exactly what they want. I admire people who say what they mean. I admire people who follow through.

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