When Is Enough, Enough?

My co-worker and I were discussing this yesterday and she mentioned that this would be an interesting blog post to get people’s feedback on. 

People die everyday. This statement isn’t new information. When they die though, their social media accounts are still available online? People constantly write on their page when it first happens and people share the “good time” stories they’ve had with that person.

But when is enough enough? Is there a certain point where the family should request that the pages come down? Is it a week, a month, a year, ten years? We’ve reached a point where Facebook and other social media outlets will have tons of people who are no longer with us on their network still. I realize that it is a form of closure but I think there comes a point where you need to move on. 

I still see people posting on someones wall who died almost a decade ago. I feel at that point it may be almost the opposite of closure because they can’t move on. They keep looking at pictures, keeping them alive in their mind and so on. 

On the other hand though, I understand that people want to be able to look back once in a while and see the great things that friends and family had written about the deceased. I just wonder where we draw the line? Should the friends/family just start a Facebook group so that people can choose whether or not to be notified when someone wants to contact them. It does show up in people’s feeds and some people may not want to be notified after a certain point where as others want to keep the discussion going. When is enough, enough?


I Don’t Understand the Human Race

I don’t understand what is wrong with people today? I heard on the radio that Rhianna may be engaged to Chris Brown? Seriously? He beat you and nearly threw you out of a car and you may marry the guy? I know people say ‘love is blind,’ but in her case, love must be ‘numb’ as well. How are you going to explain to your future children that Daddy beat up Mommy and she went running back to him? There are some things that end a relationship: getting beat up is probably number one.

Beyonce…why is she still relevant? She’s another one that I am having problems dealing with lately. She got busted lip-syncing for the President and her half-time show was crap. She hasn’t done anything worth while nor is her music that good. The best thing to ever come out of her old group, Destiny’s Child, was Kelly Rowland. That girl can sing at least. Also, when she was having her baby, which she named Blu Ivy, she stopped other parents from seeing their children because she needed her privacy? No one cares about you or your child that sounds like a marijuana strand. Go away. Now. What is wrong with Jay-Z to date her, let along marry and make a baby with her?

As celebrities aka people with power, you are supposed to be shaping the minds of today’s youth and teaching them values and to respect themselves. Clearly, neither of you are doing that. No wonder why children are walking around today using phrases like “You’s a hoe.” Number one, you’re five, stop talking like that. Number two, you don’t even realize how uneducated you sound by saying that. If you are going to call someone a hoe, not that I’m saying that’s okay either, at least use proper grammar. You don’t realize how uneducated and downright idiotic you sound.

Maybe it’s just me and this is a sign that I’m getting older but at least when I was younger, if you deserved a good smack, you got one. Now-a-days, you grab your kids arm fat and Dyfs gets called. I got hit once maybe twice in my life and let me tell you something: I deserved it. I was mouthing off to my parents or doing embarrassing them and I got what was coming to me. Maybe we need to go back to that way of life and not letting our ten years old have cell phones using phrases like “You’s a hoe.”

Take responsibility for yourself as role models and parents and teach your kid values and morals. That way your children don’t end up on some reality show getting drunk every night and having sex with anything that walks.

It’s All Blue Skies From Here.

I woke up this morning and something was different. It wasn’t the weather, it wasn’t any different from what I would normally be doing on a Tuesday, it was different though. I got out of the shower and it hit me. I was what was different today.

As you have previously read, I have been working hard for the last year at my job with WorkplaceDiversity.com. I also worked as a server at Joe’s Crab Shack to make extra spending money. I also was on a mission to lose weight and get into shape.

Well, it’s finally all come together. I have been made full-time at my job and I am running our public relations/social media department. I also run the intern program here and it has been expanded to not only marketing/pr but also sales, blogging and customer service. I am working really hard to make the departments more of a success and to eventually become a social media community manager for a well-known branded company.

I have been promoted at Joe’s to a bartender. This has been one of my goals in life for a while. I have been serving for about eight months now and as much as I love it, I am ready for a new challenge. Bar tending will give me the opportunity to fulfill this goal as well. I have a really good personality and I think that I can do well working on the bar side of things. I know that it will be hard work but I am ready for that next step.

Finally, my weight is starting to flatten out. I am no longer looking like the an overweight monster. I have been in the gym, lifting, doing cardio and just trying to tone up. I’m starting to really see the results and it makes me just want to work harder.

2013 is really taking me to a level that even I thought, I couldn’t get too. I heard “no” for so long now that there comes a time where you actually start to believe it. Well, I have had enough with that and I’m leaving the past in my rear view mirror. I’m trying to not sweat the small stuff and just taking some things into account. I have a really good support system with me and if someone doesn’t want to be a part of my life, well there’s the door. I’m working on being a better “me” this year. Not for anyone else but myself. It’s all blue skies from here.