This is a love letter of sorts. To GroupThink. Because this place is full of some of the smartest, greatest people I've ever not really met.
I'm not always good at knowing appropriate versus inappropriate. I see everyone as smart, funny, trustworthy, etc. until proven otherwise. So I don't always realise something is shitty until someone points it out to me. My therapist and I are working on it, I've gotten so much better. I think I'm missing something, mentally. But that's neither here nor there.
I can honestly say that the people here have taught me more in the last 2+ months about life and the ways of the world than I can even fathom learning in any other environment. I'm finally starting to look at things in a way that makes sense. Not only have you guys made me realise that its the right thing to stand up for what I believe in, but that its okay to be heard at all. I talk a lot here, because I feel safe. But I barely speak in my every day life. Yes, I work in retail, but then I'm talking about work things. Outside of that, I'm quiet as a mouse. And I'm starting to speak out, because of this place. I'm learning about things that I don't think I'd learn about in my little corner of the world. I knew what Miley did was ignorant, but didn't know why. You guys taught me that, and so.much.more. And I cannot thank you guys enough, I seriously can't.
I know this post is a little fluffy after the past few days, but I also know that I'm probably not the only one learning how to be a great, empowered woman by being a member of this not-so little group. I hope every single one of you has a child (if you want one) and teach them how to be this amazing. The world will be such a better place for it!