July 04, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom on a Thursday

Happy Wednesday Wisdom on a Thursday, y'all!

None of you should be reading this cause it's the 4th of July. Right now, you should all be barbecuing and boozing, and spending your day with friends and family. Wanna know what I did today? Work. Cue depression.. Enjoy the holiday for me, you Americans!

Yesterday, with it being the day before the 4th of July, I had that post planned and completely forgot it was a Wednesday. I think I should get my head checked, or take some vitamins or something, cause I am losing it.

My Wednesday Wisdom for this week rings a little true to my heart right now, and it's a really stupid reason, but the quote helps me feel better from time to time.

I wasn't planning on writing about this on my blog, but after I chose the picture for today, it just kind of flew out of me, so without further ado:

I recently received my first "hate" comment the other day, and it took me by surprise. It was a stupid comment, and really meant nothing to me, but I saw where the comment was from. Trinidad and Tobago. That hurt me more than anything else, that someone from home, who knows me personally and I more than likely talk to when I see out at a party, would write a comment to bring me down. So, I was in a little bit of a rut last week, and it was weird because I would get stopped by 5 or more people a day saying how much they loved The Caro Diaries, and that they read it everyday, and I was receiving all this positive feedback from everybody, and yet this stupid comment weighed on me.

I cried to one of my best friends B one night, and he told me that I couldn't let one person bring me down so much, and that's exactly what they wanted to do. Then I thought about it, the 500+ unique readers I get a day clearly like my blog, and all of the people who message me telling me I've inspired them to start a blog clearly like it, and my friends, and friends of friends who see me and congratulate me on The Caro Diaries clearly like it, so why am I letting a stupid barely-anonymous comment get in my head. My cousin J put it the best. Today, in our girl cousin's group chat, she told me that when I receive hate is when I know I'm doing something <paraphrased to sound deep>. So you know what, I'll take it. I'm not letting any negative comments bring me down, because this blog isn't really for anyone but myself. It's for me to do what I love, which is write. It's for me to reach out to people who are just like me, and it's for me to share a little bit and maybe help someone along the way.

So now, I'm rising up. Falling will never define me, and will never affect me in the long-run. If it's one thing I've learnt in life, it's that hurdles only make us stronger and quicker and smarter. And every negative comment I receive will only make me better.

Have a happy 4th of July, y'all! Hope your holiday weekend is great!

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  1. Good going Caro... You stay focused on who you are and the amazing writing talent you have .. i mean it.. I am proud of your commitment and perseverance.. love the quote on Thursday's talk time Chow

  2. Caro! I LOVE your blog and I read it all the time! It's amazing no matter what that one person said! You're awesome and good for you for rising up! ;) ps I still haven't seen you!!

  3. Thanks so much Brit! Your words mean the world to me.. and technically, I did at Harts, but you wouldn't remember that ;)

  4. oh haha yeah I keep forgetting that we saw each other! :$ but hopefully next time I'll remember!


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