Monday, October 16, 2017

#MeToo

The reasons why I didn't want to write this post were the EXACT reasons why I needed to write this post. If you are on social media, you might see a lot of friends posting "Me Too". I'm pretty sure everyone knows by now what it means (but for those not on social media, here is the explanation): "If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote 'me too' as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem."

I hadn't planned on writing about this topic until I saw a post online about a friend being shamed for saying it: She was just wanting attention. If she didn't share the details of what happened, then that meant she was lying. Why hasn't she said anything earlier? I bet she's just posting it because all her friends are saying it and nothing even happened to her. Comments and questions like these are the reasons why more women DON'T speak up. So, to all my fellow brave friends who have posted it, I want you to know- Me too.

To the women who have had men tell you that they are "owed" something because they bought you a drink at a bar- Me too.

To the women who have been called ugly names after politely refusing a free drink at a bar- Me too. 

To the women who have found an unwanted hand on their thigh- Me too.

To the women who have been told crude comments about their looks- Me too.

To the women who have been accused of leading a man on (only meaning you were polite and talked to them) and then called horrible names when you denied any advances- Me too.

To the women who have been told, "relax, it was just a joke"- Me too.

To the women who have been told that you aren't worth it- Me too.

To the women who have received unsolicited photos of body parts via text or social media- Me too.

To the women who have asked someone to stop and were ignored- Me too.

To the women who are told if you just dressed sexier, you could get a man- Me too.

To the women who are told that the way you dress just means you are asking for something like that to happen to you- Me too.

To the women who are asked "Well, how much did you drink? How do yo know that you didn't agree to it?"- Me too.

Just because someone admits they have been assaulted or harassed doesn't mean that they owe you any details or an explanation. Just know- it happens. It happens more than you think. It happens to more friends and family members than you think. It's not something we want to talk about. If we want to share details, we will. Don't try and fix us- we aren't necessarily broken. If you want to fix anything, find a way to fix how women are treated so it doesn't happen to someone else.

As always, I love you all.

XOXO.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Mobile Monday

Last week I just couldn't bring myself to post anything. I have so many things I want to say about what is going on in this country and our world, but I have to formulate the words and get them down on paper (well, down on my blog). I'll post on that hopefully soon. I decided to give everyone a break from upsetting/sad posts, and give you a Mobile Monday (which is just a photo recap of what's been going on in the wonderful world of Rachel). Since I haven't posted in a few weeks, I have lots of photos to share.


Last Girls Night Out at the Ballpark for 2017



Dinner with friends



The four of us have been friends for 21 years!
Pinners Conference in Arlington (I had never heard of it either- click here for more info). We were able to meet famous scrapbooker Becky Higgins. She has her own line of scrapbooking materials. 



Trying to stay healthy in an office full of sick people


I had a great weekend with my bestie Zach. We went to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth on Saturday afternoon, a dinner with some friends from my church on Saturday night, and the Cowboys game on Sunday. Regardless of the outcome of the game, we always have fun going.


I wanted this book but couldn't buy it Saturday. Took a picture as a reminder to order it online at a later time. It looked interesting!
The bestie splurged and we got Club level seats. I'm officially spoiled.
Super comfortable, cushioned seats!

 Celebrating my friend Stan's birthday!



Hope everyone is doing well! Find something that makes you happy in life and focus on that!

XOXO!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

What I'm Loving Wednesday!


I'm loving...

That my friends call me out when I don't post on Wednesday. LOL!! They love me, they really love me!


I'm loving...

That my book review was posted on the A Miracle in My Living Room Facebook page. :)


I'm loving...

That I have already started on the decorations for my church's Trunk or Treat event (which is still a month away). Maybe this time I won't be finishing up at the last minute. Lol. I got this for my costume- can you guess what the theme of my Life Group's trunk will be? ;)


I'm loving...

The wonderful people at Chick Fil-A. I honestly have yet to have a bad experience at any Chick Fil-A. The one closest to my office is awesome, the owner and employees know me and my coworkers (we go there about once a week, sometimes twice a week. Don't judge). Ms. Anna is one of the sweetest people ever - she loves sports so we always talk baseball or football when I'm there. I always make sure to give her a hug before I leave.


I'm loving...

That my bestie Zach will be in town in 10 days. I haven't seen him in months! :) We have big plans the weekend he's in town, including a Cowboys game! :)

What are YOU loving today?

XOXO!