Carito, La Gringa

Carito, La Gringa

I’m a liberal in a conservative world.
I’m a deist in an outspoken Christian land.
I dislike the fact that where I live, a car is a necessity and walking to most places is not an option.
Here, football is worshipped while futbol is never mentioned.
I’m trying to be as culturally aware as I can be. I’m on my way to learning a third language, but apparently being a monolinguist or never really attempting to learn about the world is sufficient.
Heteronormativity is just that. How can I know what I want when it’s already been assumed from the day I was born that I’d marry a man, and that’s it? No questions asked.
They say immigrants are welcome here, but my parents came here with all the legal documents and were still treated like illegals.
My home, as much as I love it, is a place where if you’re different in any way, you are left feeling helpless. No one understands you.
Do you see why I’m struggling?

You can do it. Just calm down and relax. I know you can do it. Stop and breathe for a second, and then keep going.

Answer:

I want to believe I can. The exchange girl was here last summer so at least I’ve got a feel for what’s coming.
I can do this. I have to do it. It’s not a choice anymore.

WHY DIDN’T I TAKE SPANISH THIS IS WHAT I GET FOR TRYING TO BE DIFFERENT FML

I’m just now starting to get major anxiety about my trip to France.
I’ve never been outside of Houston by myself, and now I’m about to go across the Atlantic Ocean.
I haven’t even started packing.
I feel like as soon as I get there, I’ll have forgotten all the French I’ve learned in the mere 2 years I’ve studied it.
I’ll have to adjust to my host family’s lifestyle and I’ll have to get out of my comfort zone.
I also have to do the entire international airport process by myself.
9 hour flight there, 10 hour flight back.
I’m freaking out.
I can’t do this.

Everyone is leaving and everything sucks.

You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.

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Being a “product of their times” is no excuse. Never let someone off the hook for bigotry. 

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theheroheart:

I really enjoy Adam Scott struggling not to smile at Amy Poehler’s hilarity.

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foreveralone-lyguy:

When you realize that someone is only being nice to you because they want something

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tomatogami:

ANOTHER INCREDIBLE FEAT ACHIEVED BY SCIENTISTS
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ANOTHER INCREDIBLE FEAT ACHIEVED BY SCIENTISTS

tomatogami:

ANOTHER INCREDIBLE FEAT ACHIEVED BY SCIENTISTS

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