Bloggers Uncensored: with Crazy, Beautiful, Chaos
Welcome to this weeks Bloggers Uncensored! If this is your first time reading a BU interview, this is my longest running blog series, and definitely my favourite. This series is a perfect opportunity to read your favourite bloggers' honest and uncensored opinions on real life topics, and to discover new bloggers to follow! This weeks blogger is Crazy, Beautiful, Chaos.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I am an aspiring writer and blogger. I love animals, tequila and Friends. I was born and raised in NY and currently live in TN.
Why do you write?
I write because I have a lot to say and I just really like sharing ideas or thoughts with people. Ideally it will be something of interest to them or of use to them but I also just really enjoy writing. Ever since I was little it has always been easier for me to write my thoughts and feeling than it is to speak them.
Why did you start blogging?
I cleaned for about 10 years and still do a little bit now and thought I had a decent amount to share about cleaning tips. I also thought that is could be a way to possibly earn a little extra money. Plus, I have a lot of thoughts and feelings about things and figured why not share them with anyone who decides to read my blog. You never know who you can relate to and help without even knowing.
What do you love about the blogging world/community?
I really love the support and encouragement. It's really nice to be a part of something that builds you up when people can often be too quick to tear you down.
What do you hate about the blogging world/community?
Not much. I think there could be a little more reciprocity sometimes but for the most part it's really great.
What are some hard truths you have learnt about life?
Not everyone is your friend regardless of how long you've known them or how genuine they seem. People can be very quick to backstab you or cross you if it serves them.
What are your thoughts on mental health and how it's portrayed in today's society?
I have struggled with anxiety and depression before. I was diagnosed with both even though I don't really think I was ever depressed. I think that it's become an important and recognised issue in today's society. I know there are a lot of people that say there is still a stigma around it but in my opinion, and maybe I'm just sheltered or fortunate, depending on how you want to look at it, I've never felt bad or ashamed about talking to anyone about it. I also didn't hesitate to get help when I was feeling not myself. I think that it's portrayed as something that should be paid attention too and important in today's society.
What are your thoughts on feminism and how it's portrayed in today's society?
I believe that feminism is great. Being able to be equal is a wonderful thing. I do think though that feminism in today's society is portrayed as bringing down men and raising up women even though many women still love to tear each other down. I am often reluctant to call myself or think of myself as a feminist at risk of seeming like a man hater because I think that is what it has come to today. I don't think we would be where we are without men but I do think that women still aren't treated as fully equal in certain things. I do think I am lucky and have never experienced inequality because of my being a female but I do realise that it is a thing for women. I think instead of feminism being a thing just general equality and qualifications should be a thing regardless of everything else.
What are your thoughts on 'Love is Love' and how it's portrayed in today's society?
I guess I don;t really care too much. As long as people are happy and not harming others then whatever you choose to do is your choice.
What advice would you give to someone who is fighting a mental illness?
You are not alone and it can and will get better. You need to find support and not be afraid to visit doctors, therapist, or whoever until you find the right treatment. Whether it be therapy or medication or whatever you need to keep going to people and getting treatments until you find what is right and works for you. Most of all though you are NOT alone.
What advice would you give to someone who is being bullied or harassed?
Kind of the same thing as someone fighting a mental illness. You are not alone and it can get better. It's important to remember that what people are often bullied for is what makes them unique or is what other people fear because they don't understand. It often has nothing to do with you and has everything to do with the bully. Don't let someone take away your light because they don't understand. Be you fearlessly.
If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?
Cancer. I am sure it sounds cliche and I know there are a lot of other awful things in this world but I just know so many people affected by cancer and I really wish it did not exist in this world.
Let's end this with some fun 'This or That' questions:
Love or money?
Work hard or play hard?
Cups in the cupboard: right side up or upside down?
Chocolate or sex?
Plan everything or wing it?
Happiness or money?
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