Mic Check.. .. ... Is this thing on?
Ms. Valencia D. Clay, M.Ed. Full time educator/ Reflective blogger/ Life-long learner. I have my highs and my lows on a daily basis but I ab-so-lute-ly L O V E my life. Even when I'm afraid of my own potential.. I love me. I am so comfortable with who I am as an individual. I don't blog for show or for likes or for any stupid superficial nonsense. If you know me, you know how much I loath social networks. I hate the concept of getting likes for just being yourself. It's creating a monster amongst the youth. I know firsthand because I work with middle schoolers who make fun of each other when they don't get a lot of likes on their pictures and who think followers = clout. It's disgusting what the internet is doing to our self-esteems. Young girls are more desperate for likes than they are for knowledge. At times, I want to delete all of these things and silence the world. At any given time I'm liable to take a lengthy hiatus. The only reason I haven't deleted my sn's is because I love my pictures and I have lost precious photo albums in the past, so I value having a places like Facebook and Instagram to get my old memories whenever I need them... But I digress. See, this is why I love blogging !!! because I get to digress allllll I want and no one is there to make me feel irrelevant or unheard. Or anything of the sort. Some of you will relate to this and some of you will scroll right by because you don't like to read ..some of you won't get it. I'm too deep for your Thursday night right? Listen, its not that I don't care but the fact is: I am living, breathing, journeying, learning, writing, reflecting, loving, and posting for me! Not for anyone to like/love/comment/or hate. It's my world. I'm far from selfish but it really is MY world. Get your own and love that sh't. (excuse my profanity)
have a goodnight ❤️