I feel like 2016 has without a doubt been my biggest year for personal growth. But despite finally starting to get the hang of this adulting thing and coming into my own and having so many learning experiences that I could be sharing with you, I haven’t felt much of a desire to write.
When I was growing up, my mom owned a preschool. I was surrounded by children from different backgrounds and all different walks of life. I knew that there were children who had less than me and children who had more than me, and I was raised to treat them all with the same kindness and respect. But this year, I’ve really felt a fire lit under me, and I’ve learned to “check my privilege.”
At last month’s Junior League meeting, there was a plea for donations of panties and feminine hygiene products. I learned that in the homeless community, panties are considered a luxury. And it just totally blew my mind that something that most of us don’t even think twice about is considered a luxury item.
And of course there’s the elephant in the room – racial tension and innocent lives taken too soon. There’s so much fear in our world, and it just makes me so sad. I’m sad to see families destroyed, I’m sad to see cities destroyed, I’m sad to see so much violence. When I sit down to write, these things just cloud my mind, and I can never find the words to say.
While I love my little corner of the internet, I want to be sure that I’m bringing y’all posts of substance. Pretty pictures are nice, but if my post is nothing but pretty pictures every day, I’m not doing either of us any favors. I want to help women not only navigate the post-grad world, but I want to help women feel inspired and empowered to make a difference. There will be still be funny stories and beauty posts (who wants to take life too seriously?), but my goal is to create more truly meaningful and helpful content to balance that out, and planning that out may take a little bit of time.
I want to end by saying thanks for your support of Seersucker Sass – past, present, and future, but especially during this break my heart for what breaks Yours season of my life. If you stop by and there hasn’t been a post in a while, just send a little prayer or positive vibe my way because I’m probably up to my eyeballs in silent auction items or sitting in a volunteer board meeting that has lasted entirely too long… And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Enough from me. I’d love to hear from you in the comments. What is a cause you’re passionate about in your community or in our world?