The answer is Yes, you can.

I might get all kinds of hell for this post, but that’s okay. The fact is not a lot of people are willing to point this out or say how wrong it is. So I guess I’ll throw it into the mix. So I googled today “Can you be racist towards a white person?” Google’s first entire page of links was full of articles all with titles like “Reverse Racism Doesn’t Exist.” So let’s get into something factual.. The definition of racism is: “prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s

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Picture Perfect

A short little story about perfect families. This writing is purely fictional but feel free to take offense if the shoe fits. How pretty the picture looks this holiday season. The pretty red sweaters, family smiling with their perfectly straight medically modified teeth, and hugging with strong arms that could never let go, or let you down. The kind of arms that would hold onto you, and catch you when you were falling. A simply perfect image of what a family should be, and what this family really is. They look perfectly happy. Nobody can tell from the outside what’s

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Stop Dumping Pets

Let’s talk about pet care. I follow several pages for breeders or shelters to post when they have available puppies. I love puppies and dogs. It’s something my Facebook feed is full of! I have 3 dogs of my own. Three beautiful, energetic German Shepherd, and German shepherd mixes. They’re wonderful, beautiful, protective, and fun! They have all the amazing qualities that come with having a dog around. But…. yes there is a but. They are also a lot to handle and need a ton of attention and exercise. They’re big dogs, with lots of energy. They need to be

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It’s Okay to Not Want Kids

Let’s make one thing super clear before we get into everything.  Women are not baby making factories. Our biological makeup does not mean we have to have kids. Our destiny in life is not tied to our uterus. I’ve heard these personally. Women are smart, and special without popping out a baby!  First off, pregnancy is dangerous. There are still women to this day that die during childbirth, even with all the great technology we have today. During pregnancy a woman gets to deal with morning sickness, back pain, braxton hicks, and then the terrible labor that can cause issues

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How to be Prepared Going to the DMV

Some of you might know I’m an ex Motor Vehicle Department Manager. I didn’t quit because I didn’t like my job, I quit because my husband is in the military, and when they call you go! So I thought I would share some insider tips on your trip to the DMV/MVD. Going can be a struggle, and man it can be frustrating when you don’t have everything that you need and you get sent home for the tenth time. I worked for a small motor vehicle office, my official title was MVD Branch Manager. I was a one person office,

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Come Hell or High Water

Hey ya’ll, thanks for returning to my blog. Today I wanted to talk about something that has been on every Texan’s mind, and on the minds of many Americans lately: Hurricane Harvey. The bottom of this post will have a few charities I’ve picked to donate to. When we Texans say that Texas is the greatest state in the world, we mean it. Not just because we want to be obnoxious or seem stuck up, it’s because we truly believe that Texas is the best place to be. Texas has everything, and all kinds of people. Texas doesn’t care what color

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It’s Okay to Elope

So I had discussed making this a pros/cons post about elopment, but now that I’ve started writing I decided to change it up a bit. Instead I’m going to explain why it’s not a bad thing to elope. After exactly three years and three days of dating, on August 4th, 2015 I was married at the courthouse. I never had a proposal, and I don’t have a ring. No, I don’t have a ring, and neither does he. And it doesn’t make me any less married than anyone else! Besides the fact that I’m terrible with keeping up with jewelry,

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Aimlessly Wandering

Alright! Getting back on track with posting, I thought I’d bring you a little update on what’s been going on in my life. I’m sitting at my desk at work, thinking, I have two more weeks of this place and then I can finally move! Those of you who don’t know my husband has been in the Marine Corps reserves for four years. His police job is his “civilian job”. Well, he got a phone call saying he’s being activated (which means he’s being put on active duty for a period of time) and sent to California. So we’re very

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How to Beat Writer’s Block

I get this question so often: How do I beat writer’s block? How can you just write for hours and hours and never get stuck? I can’t! I don’t believe that any of us writers can honestly say “I’ve never been blocked.” If you can congratulations to you, because you’re as mystical and rare as a unicorn. It happens to the best of us. It’s something that will get you down, but do not worry there are solutions to writer’s block. My number one go to is rereading what I have written. I work out the kinks, check grammar, and

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Finding Lincoln

Alright, so you have been thoroughly and completely warned about what is going to be talked about next. That’s right, my puppies. Though I love all of my dogs individually and equally with my whole heart, they are different. So different, that each deserved their own little post on how they came to be in our lives. I won’t bombard you with three German Shepherd posts in a row, the others will come later. For now, let’s focus on my first born, Lincoln. Finding Lincoln was a struggle. First, I had to convince Javier to let me have a puppy.

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