The Louisiana Social Pledge

We pledge our allegiance to Louisiana. We will embrace what makes us and our state unique. Louisiana will be recognized as a leader and innovator of the New South. Many great leaders of the future will come from this state. And we will show both the media and politicians that we are smarter than them. We will no longer have our resources exhausted and our people used and left behind. We will work hard and play hard. We will protect each other. We will support each other. We pledge that we will do whatever we can to get these things in motion right now. We will no longer wait for a path to be cleared for us. We will clear the path ourselves. And we ain’t giving up easily. We will socialize in the real world just as well as we do on the internet…in hopes to organize ourselves effectively.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Notes on Loving Ourselves (Vol. 1) (R.E.) (Louis Toliver Jr-Monroe, LA)

…on the self

I’ve never told my friends I couldn’t stand myself most of the time, so I got a therapist some of the time. It helps. I’m more human than I thought.

Every time I looked in a mirror I saw a new flaw or the old flaws had gotten worse. I needed a change. I gave all the mirrors in my house to Goodwill.

It worries me sometimes that I think of suicide. But when I play my guitar it makes me want to live. That means something and I am going to pursue it.

…on relationships

I am a horrible parent. I don’t want to spend time with my kids because I am scared of the responsibility. This is a step forward that I admitted this to myself.

My ex-boyfriend hit me. I realized my standards were low and I told him that to his face before I left. I don’t plan on living my life with his problems.

When I was a kid I was molested. I told my girlfriend that was the reason why I had such a hard time showing her affection. Since then, I hug more. 

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