I PHYSICALLY CAN’T NOT REBLOG THIS WHEN IT COMES UP ON MY DASH
IT’S TOO COOL
It’s called Winterguard. It’s a sport. Those girls are marching band color-guard girls during the summer touring season, and during the winter they compete against other color-guard teams to music. Costumes, props, mats, everything has to be carried onto the gym floor and then taken back away and counts as part of your performance time.
So when Family Guy or other popular media makes fun of color-guard girls, it pisses me off. We are not rejected cheerleaders. We are what you see above. We kick ass. We spin rifles and flags and sabers.
ok that’s pretty badass.
side note: fucking hot
no really, Color-Guard is amazing and no where near rejected cheerleaders. They are better than cheerleadres imo
My previous post about authenticity made me think about something.
I think about this a lot, honestly, but it always flutters away as the day goes on and there’s not much more to it.
But since I’m here, in a blogging kind of mood, I figured why not….
I love my friends, I truly do, they’re like family to me and, in a lot of ways, have been there for me in more ways than family ever has or could. I find it strange then that so much about my friendships weirds me out. I have people that I’m friends with that it’s like I woke up one day and we were close. Out of nowhere, without warning, rhyme or reason, we were just close. And that honestly creeps me out a little bit. I think it’s silly that I have such a love for understanding things that I let something like that weird me out, but I do and it does.
I very seldom remember how I met people and the friendships I have with no memory of meeting them, but I woke up one day and I was important to them and they were important to me weird me out the most. Like… Why?? Why did I feel compelled to be there for that person, why were they there for me? How did I come to mean so much to them? I feel like I’m just floating around in my own little world, smiling at everything for no good reason and then **poof** I matter to somebody.
Yeah, I know it’s dumb to question it, i was definitely told so when I said this out loud for the first time ever recently. But somehow it’s strange to me and i find myself fighting it. Hmm… At least I can honestly say that’s what I’m doing… Being in denial about it would make it worse and difficult to resolve… But that’s where I am. Tomorrow it can certainly change; I’m all about learning and growing as much as possible. But that totally weirds me out…. And i wonder what I need to do to get over it… There’s nothing wrong with having really good friends that just popped up out of nowhere, right???
This week has been a huge test in seeing authenticity for me. I’m such an honest person and I have so much more respect for authentic people then inauthentic ones.
If you’re mad about something, say so. Don’t fume about being obviously mad, but too passive to say it out loud. If you don’t want to be there for someone, then don’t. Being there for someone because “that’s what friends are supposed to do,” or because the other person would do it for you when it’s quite evident you don’t want to be doesn’t make you a good person.
Yeah, when I find out someone needed a friend and all these people they thought would be there for them weren’t, it’s upsetting, but some part of me respects the fact that they were at least honest about it. It’s more frustrating and it hurts more when someone is a friend because they **have** to be then when people say they don’t want to be there for you.
Don’t be mad at someone because you chose to be a good friend. Be a good friend because that’s who you are and what you want to do.
And when someone is a good friend to you… At least be grateful and appreciative. Unless of course you don’t care, then say so. It’s so disheartening to be a good friend to someone only for them to not really care and not even have the gall to say so. Giving shout outs, spending time with someone, talking to them out of obligation… If you don’t enjoy the company of someone then say so, don’t pretend to be a better person than you are.
And if you do enjoy spending time with them, if you do appreciate what they’ve done for you, if they do mean as much to you as you claim then let that be true no matter what happens, no matter whose around, no matter what you’re going through. Odds are if this individual means that much to you, you probably mean that much to them and if either of you treat each other differently under certain circumstances.. You both know it and notice… So be authentic, be authentically you.
Don’t take the world on your shoulders and walk around thinking you have to bear every cross on your own. You were giving family, friends, best friends, and the like for a reason.
Be there for people as you would want them to be there for you and be so authentically.