R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Because I’m new at this blogging stuff, I’ve decided to not yet share The Feisty B with the world. I will, however, share my thoughts on a topic near and dear to my heart: respect.

I recently got together with friends whose company I very much enjoy. Something I don’t enjoy is how the husband of my friend sometimes speaks to her. I find his tone to be extremely condescending and disrespectful at times. He frequently treats her like she’s his servant and is almost bully-like at times. This guy is fun to be around, but he’s beginning to lose his glow as I witness more of his unacceptable behavior toward his wife. They’ve been together a long time and my friend seems to blow off his comments, requests, etc., but it kind of pisses me off. This guy wouldn’t last a week if he treated me that way.

I suppose it’s none of my business. I’m really tempted to talk to my friend, but don’t want things to get weird between us. And this is how I know I’ll probably never get married. I don’t want to dismiss bad behavior for the sake of being in a relationship. I know my friend is bothered by her husband’s demeaning behavior, but she’ll never say anything.

I want – and expect – to be treated with respect. I don’t think that’s too much to ask. I can’t possibly know what happens inside of my friends’ relationships, and if they’re content, then that’s all that matters. Until I meet a guy who treats me the way I want to be treated, it’s the single life for me!

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Welcome to my world!

After years of contemplation, I’ve finally done it … I’ve entered the blogverse! I’ve been professionally writing for other people for almost 30 years, so I figured it was time to do something for me. My true goal is to one day create my own website, but I need to walk before I run.

So what will I be blogging about? Anyone who truly knows me – and that’s a small handful of people – will expect nothing less than my unfiltered views on the world. It will just depend on how I’m feeling on a particular day. At the current moment, I’m bummed that I’m not at a fun bar watching The Ohio State Buckeyes (representing my alma mater) in the Cotton Bowl, but I couldn’t coax anyone into leaving their homes/neighborhoods tonight. So here I sit, on a Friday night, writing my first blog post.

While I’m pretty confident in my writing abilities (if I do say so myself), I’m much less confident in how frequently I’ll be blogging. This is a lot like journaling, and I’m not consistent with that, so we’ll see how this goes.

I should mention that I don’t make New Years resolutions because I don’t believe bettering oneself should be limited to drunk proclamations once a year. I always strive to do better. Sometimes I succeed. Sometimes I don’t. Thankfully, there’s more in the “win” column for me than failures. Except for successful relationships, but that topic is for another day.

So, here we go, world … and Happy 2018 if I’m absent a few days.