Monday, October 29, 2007

A Proclamation

It's been years of delibration. Back and forth, am I this or that? I might have even spent several years at a time going in one direction when I really knew inside I wasn't sure if that was right for me. People gave me their input and I listened, being mindful of popular opinion yet trying not to let it sway my own.

I think we all get to a point where we need to decide who we are, which side we're on. Sometimes the best thing for you isn't necessarily what others think is best for you. It might be hard going against what people tell you, people you love and care about. But if they really care about you, they'll accept you no matter your decision. I admit it's been difficult. I've often been afraid of running the risk of the ridicule and disappointment that a certain decision might induce. But, after so much thought, contemplation, and near-tears, I have to take a stand, and I have to be true to myself.

It's taken me 27 1/2 years (half birthday was on Saturday. Holla!) to finally get there but I am there, and I've concluded that this is the kind of person I am: orange juice with pulp.

8 comments:

Michelle said...

I'm not sure I can handle this news Jen.

Michelle said...

I'm not sure I can handle this news Jen.

Joel said...

Pulp is good, people. It's what divides the orange juice from the Sunny Delight. Embrace the full-bodied goodness!

Jen said...

hear hear!

Brooke said...

No Jen. No. I'm afraid we may not be friends after this...

Jen said...

brooke, if you really cared you would accept me as i am.

Scoresbys said...

If you want to eat some orange, you EAT and orange.
If you want to drink orange juice, you DRINK it.
Come on Jen, get it together!

Jen said...

speaking of getting it together, why can't I PUT them together and have both? twice the party in half the time.