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Every Party Needs a Pooper...

Every Party Needs a Pooper...

Kicking ass, and taking names! Only you can stand in your way.  

Kicking ass, and taking names! Only you can stand in your way.  

 

As naive as this sounds, I'm the kind of person who expects the best from people, right off the bat. I don't proceed with caution or hold back who I am just to test the temperature of the water. I do what feels right to me in the moment, and most of the time people greet my genuine nature and openness with a sense of refreshment and a smile—but once in a while you're faced with the sceptics in life who try to trivialize your way of being.

For whatever reason it seems these misguided souls think to assert themselves as persons of superior knowledge and circumstance, but clearly they've learned nothing on their path to "success."

Very few people in this world achieve anything without hard work, dedication, and a lot of gumption, so when someone (a complete stranger) has the testicular fortitude to suggest your profession is "over saturated" and you're "basically just a housewife," it's difficult not to lose your zen. In every situation, you have a choice. To respond with anger, or to cease the opportunity to educate the uneducated. I chose the latter.

In life you have to rise above the naysayers because you're not going to be everyone's cup of tea—and at times you have to realize even these types of eccentrics (or negative Nancies as I like to call em') are necessary in the world. They serve the important purpose of fueling the fire under your panties to make your dreams a reality. Whether you're bankrolling yourself or have the support of your partner, at the end of the day people don't invest in what they don't believe in. Period. The End.

So chase your dream, invest in it, and don't let the party poopers get you down because at the very least —I believe in you, Kid! 

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