I've recently discovered that I do indeed STILL have a big girl voice. Yes, this from the girl who authored many a petition in high school, regularly questioned educators' authority (yes and I still became a teacher), and demanded a new voter registration form on my 18th birthday because the administrative assistant went ahead and checked 'Republican' for me. Sometimes, I've even found there are times that I manage to dig up the courage to use my big girl voice (or actually write it).
Funny thing is, I don't tend to really get into it much here. I don't know if that's because this blog is more about my family than the world around us, or if it's just that I'm afraid of the backlash.
I'm thinking it's the latter. I mean, it takes me entire evenings and numerous edits before I actually hit publish on comments that involve my opinion. Yes, I have a big girl voice but lately I've taken it down to more of a whisper.
Maybe it's because my parents always encouraged me to "pick my battles". (Although I think they may have been referencing the crazy intense sibling rivalry between my older brother and me, but whatever the reason, the lesson stuck.)
I figured it might be time to remedy that just for a bit. You see, I've been opining over on Facebook and on friends' blogs and I thought I might share. I mean, it took me so long to overcome the fear of unfriending that I might as well get a blog post of my own out of it.
So here ya go.
This link will take you to my archives where I have copied a two comment "discussion" that I recently had with a Facebook friend regarding a candidate running for Congress in Virginia. You can read the article we're discussing here.
And, this link will take you over to my friend Andrea's blog where I'm hoping she won't hate me for disagreeing about the whole Juan William's story.
There you have it. I'm not yet Rachel Maddow, but I put on my big girl pants today.
(Feel free to disagree but remember to keep it respectful.)
Plus, for those of you not interested in my opinionated ramblings, here's a little something for y'all too. It's cuteness overload.