So proud of my husband @misterblaser who put together Talkr which is a website for people who are being bullied. This has been in the works for a while now. After hearing many stories in the news the past few years of people being cyber bullied he began realizing that there are not many options for kids/teens who need help. Who wants to read a boring (and ugly) government site? Or what if they are too embarassed to tell their parents? Or a school counselor? Or even have the courage to talk to someone face to face? How does this generation communicate? Twitter. Email. Text Message. Why not help them out in the best way they know how?
A few weeks ago, Daniel surprised me with tickets to see Miss Swift in concert. Doing this, of course, meant that he had to be my date. What a gentleman.
We made our way over to the Prudential Center in Jersey, and right when we got off the train we saw thousands of young girls wearing red and carrying homemade LIGHT UP signs. Yes, light up. Her fans are fo’ real. I’ve never seen so many battery packs and various colors of lights. Some girls wrote out words like Stay Stay Stay or Red or TS with their lights, and others made shapes like hearts, or my personal favorite, a cat silhouette – whiskers and all.
Daniel was waiting for me outside the bathroom when he saw a father passing by with his daughter and he thought to himself, “This will be me one day.” Then he realized, “Oh wait, this is me now.” Teenybopper at heart am I, but do you know what? If you are going to be a girl and deal with all that comes with being a girl, you might as well be a little happy, free, confused, and lonely with the best of them.
(Though with Mister Blaser I almost never feel the latter two.)