Honesty is The Best Policy

Blah! We all have moments in our lives where we get down and blue. I try not to vent on my blog, but at the same time it's MY BLOG. In the words of Eric Cartman from South Park, "Whatever! I'll do what I want!" (Sorry to those who don't get the joke!) Also, I know I am not the only one who likes advise or appreciates honesty. I read on a blog a few months back that you shouldn't use your blog "to air your dirty laundry". Well I agree that there are many things that you shouldn't do as a blogger. Like, bad mouth people or other bloggers. How sad is that? Recently I have read mean comments left on some blogs and I have also read hateful posts about people. Wow, that's bad Karma and lame!!!!!

Anyways, the point of this post is maybe to get some advise. I have been struggling with some things for the past 6 months, maybe even longer. I just don't know what to do or how to shake it off. I am basically a happy person. I love my life and I have a great husband. My problem is how much I have changed as a person.

Me Being Happy
Shake It Out (Unplugged Acoustic) by Florence + The Machine on Grooveshark
Love this song! Fits my mood! Florence & The Machine \\ Shake it Out

I care about different things, my views on issues have changed and I feel lost and frustrated because of it. All I want is for people to believe in the things I believe in and care the way I do. How do you do this though? This is all new to me. I used to not care about anything, now I feel I care too much. I feel it draining the life out of me. I don't know how to bring it up to people. Where do you start?

Mostly it's environmental issues. I love the quote, "Be the Change You Wish to See In The World!" Oh, it's so perfect! It sums up how I feel. Yet, how do I influence others to follow me on this awesome journey called life? I try to lead by example, but it doesn't seem to be helping. One of my good friends does see eye to eye with me on every level. She said to me the other day....

Ocean & Words

I think she hit the nail on the head. The world has left me heartbroken.
Maybe I should stop educating myself on issues? It's overwhelming the way I feel.
I don't understand why people don't recycle.
I don't understand why dolphins and whales are being killed everyday.
I don't understand why people don't care.
Every other issue in the entire world doesn't matter without a healthy planet.
I feel this post is kinda heavy, but I believe honesty is the best policy.
If I wasn't being honest, I wouldn't be being me. :)
So how do you talk to family and friends about issues?
I feel like I need to be open about my feelings and see where that gets me.
How do you cope with issues that are important to you, but don't seem to matter enough to others?

Soon I plan to share with you my favorite documentaries from Netflix. All the things that have changed me.


  1. Jessie, my heart is sad for you. I'll be honest to say that I'm not as passionate about animals and recycling as you are, but in reading your blog- you have opened my mind up to it and I have an idea of what exactly my actions are doing. Before, I had no clue. So know that even if you aren't changing the "world", you are helping people and exposing them to things with your blog. Thats something most people never do. Lead people to water, but you can't make them drink. Don't give up on what you believe, but please dont carry the burden of what they choose to do. Be helpful. Be informative if people ask. And sometimes, thats the most you can do. Be there, for when they are ready to change. Thank you for sharing the way you live your life, friend. Although it dffers in some ways from the way I live mine, I'll always listen (or read). <3<3

  2. Have you ever seen the Secret Life of Bees? In it there is a character named May. I often think of her when I have these same feelings. She is very sensitive to the unhappiness of the world and it often drags her down into deep sadness. I feel this way sometimes and it makes me feel very helpless. But I try to remind myself that even one small change by one person can truly make a difference. In the end I can only look back on my life and be proud that I did what I could do. I can't control anyone else but I can be a voice for good and an example for good. Even if only one person follows that example, it is worth it. It's very hard to be okay with just the baby steps, I know. You are aware of the bad in the world, but try not to focus on it. Don't stop educating yourself, but try to focus on the success stories. Seek out stories of individuals who are using their lives to better the planet and read about their little triumphs. Then use those stories to uplift and encourage you to keep plugging along. Get involved with groups who are making a difference and relish in the little ways that you can help. That's really all you can do. Hugs!

  3. Thanks Friends. You are both right. I just have to learn new ways to cope with it. Maybe I will start a journal. :) I will never stop doing what I am doing and talking about what I believe in.

  4. Maybe you could do something with childrens ? Make a blog or something like that with informations about animals and nature, with advices for better recycling... Use your great creativity ! That could be positive for others and for you. "Petit à petit, l'oiseau fait son nid". :)
    Good luck !

  5. Thanks Heidi. That's good advise. I think I need to seek out projects and programs in my city. I think the more I do the better I will feel. Plus, I will just keep setting a good example to others!!!!

  6. Hi Jessie, in this world, there are so many things to be passionate about, or compassionate about, that it can become overwhelming. Not to long ago in church, my pastor said that people get overwhelmed with all the need in the world, so we should instead focus on a smaller segment ~ Where do you think YOU can make a change? And go after that. Being able to see results is so encouraging! But feeling like we are not making any impact feels hopeless. So I think the key is to narrow our focus and be actively engaged in that area, and to seek others who share our passions. Hope that helps a little. :)

  7. Thank YOU so much! That is great advise and you said it so well. I have been racking my brain the last few days trying to think of WHAT I can do. Volunteering, etc.... I will get there!! :) I am so glad I posted this. It's nice to know people care.


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