Busy, busy, busy

Day 37 Ducktape Rose

Day 37 Ducktape Rose (Photo credit: Scoobie1993)

 

I have had a busy few months going on lately. I started a new job in October and it has kept me on my toes. I started out as a customer service rep then got a title promotion to what they call a coach (which means I walked around helping the other customer service rep’s). My hours kept changing based on when they need coverage, but at the same time I had put in for a promotion to be a trainer with the company. It was a long process of interviews and I had to give a presentation; I chose to teach them how to make a duck tape rose. I found out last Thursday that I got the promotion and I start this coming Monday! I am so excited and happy that I can finally start putting that college education to use.

 

There are still many other things in my life that I am working on one day at a time, but today it is an IEP meeting at my Ty’s school. I am not looking forward to it, because I know it’s going to turn into an argument. I probably shouldn’t look at it like that, but going from past experience that’s what always happens. Today I am going to do what I should have done years ago and that is stand up for Ty and make them actually have a discussion with me. I found out when scheduling this meeting that they did not even bother to keep track of the report that I gave them from a highly respected pediatrician, which also means that they have not been working with Ty in regards to his dyslexia or dysgraphia.  I have already told them that we will be talking about that today and I have another copy of the report for them. I’m not sure what the best course of action is going to be, but it’s past time that I start trying to figure it out better!

 

 

 

Breaking the silence

Without freedom of thought there can be no suc...

Without freedom of thought there can be no such think as wisdom & no such thing as puclick liberty without freedom of speech, Benjamin Franklin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have stayed pretty quite about the whole Chick-fil-a business. I support everyone’s right to have the same legal options, and to be whoever they feel they are. I will not knowingly give my business to a company that in turn gives that money to anti-anything groups, and that includes anti-gay groups. I will not support hatred, that’s my opinion and I am entitled to it. Everyone has their own opinion and for the most part we are all free to express it.

There is something that bothers me though. I’ve heard a lot about how this is about “the right to free speech” not “boycotting a company for someone’s beliefs”. Well, okay, I’ll give you that…partly. The Corporate Chick-fil-a does knowingly support and donate to anti-gay groups, so it’s not just about the President of the company saying something.

That’s not what really bothers me though. You see everyone is up in arms because this christian President said he, personally and through his company, supports anti-gay groups because being gay is a sin and against the bible. I’m glad he can say that, freedom of speech all the way. I’m glad that the christian majority can yell as much and as loud as they want to about anything they believe and that they think everyone else should also think. Now we’re getting to the heart of my problem.

If myself or anyone else was to express any of our beliefs that oppose that christian majority we would risk not getting a job, getting fired from a job, losing custody of our children and in some cases death. So when will we have our freedom of speech? This freedom of speech thing seems a little lopsided to me. Does everyone have a freedom of speech and to live their life the best way they can in the way that they are most comfortable, or just the ones who strictly follow the bible?

Am I a christian? I won’t answer that. Do I believe in God? Yes, but I won’t discuss it further. To answer the why question: because I believe that everyone is free to believe however they want to believe, no matter the religion and/or spiritual path, as long as they try to live an honest, helpful, respectful life without bringing harm to others or themselves. As long as you show me respect, I will show you respect I don’t care what religion you are.

Granted there are a lot of others issue within this issue, but I think I’ll leave it for now and pick it up again if I feel I should.

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