Uncomfortable: Stereotypes | Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

So, I’m dancing in the Jack Tent this year at the Reno Rodeo... if you’re from Reno you know that the Jack Tent is the place to be during Rodeo. It’s a blast and it is known for its dancers. Myself, and three other fine ladies, make up that group this year.  Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Stereotypes | Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover”

Uncomfortable: Being in Debt Before You Begin Life

A while back I wrote a blog about higher education and how it pretty much blows. Then, last night my boyfriend sent me this video – JP nails it… legitimately. Please, take a couple minutes and check out this video; then we’ll have another uncomfortable conversation 🙂  Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Being in Debt Before You Begin Life”

Uncomfortable: When You Think He’s “THE ONE” but He Isn’t

So, let me start this off by saying that I LOVE this guy’s family. We still have a “good” relationship and they are supportive of different events in my life – like my TEDx talk. Which honestly, means a lot to me.
But, what messed me up with this relationship, was the expectations created from thinking that he was the one.   Continue reading “Uncomfortable: When You Think He’s “THE ONE” but He Isn’t”

Uncomfortable: Raw Beauty | Chillin with No Makeup on

We are told that we need to be “dimes” all the time. That our hair and makeup have to be perfect. That we can’t have an ounce of fat on us. That our outfit better be “on point”. Why? Because society has said so? Beauty is beauty, everyone is beautiful in their own way – and raw beauty is b-e-a-uuuuutiful. Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Raw Beauty | Chillin with No Makeup on”

Uncomfortable: Are Our “Traditions” Soon to be a Way of the Past?

So, as I was stumbling through some blogs the other day I came across this: School Cancels Mother’s and Father’s Day Activities to Respect Non-Traditional Families. I mean, I know we are so worried about constantly being politically correct (PC), but SERIOUSLY?! You’ve got to be kidding me. Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Are Our “Traditions” Soon to be a Way of the Past?”

Uncomfortable: Gun Control | Should Concealed Carry be Allowed on Campus?

I’ve had this conversation many times with many different people, but I want to know how YOU feel about this topic… I should start by telling you that I have my CCW (concealed carry weapon) permit and I grew up in a military household, that is pro guns and pro responsibility.
I believe that responsible, CCW carrying citizens, should be allowed to carry on college campuses – let’s discuss why, shall we… Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Gun Control | Should Concealed Carry be Allowed on Campus?”

Uncomfortable: What Are We Saying to Our Daughters When We Tell Them to “Put some clothes on”?

So, there are two main schools of thought on this:
a. We are telling our daughters to respect their bodies and respect themselves
b. We are telling our daughters that boys/men can’t always control theirselves – so they (our daughters) need to dress appropriately as to not gain improper or unwanted  attention Continue reading “Uncomfortable: What Are We Saying to Our Daughters When We Tell Them to “Put some clothes on”?”