San Diego Pride Pictures 2011
I saw so much love, happiness, fun, laughter, silliness, and drinks the size of your head.
People dancing, singing, and moving to the beat with every bar and restaurant packed to the gills with all walks of life.
Not caring what the world thinks of your lifestyle, outfit, fishnet, tattoos, while sporting great eyelashes were just some of the themes of the day and weekend.
And really, in my neighborhood, it’s like this, more or less, every day.
It was fun hearing if you’ve been to any Pride Parades or Pride Events in your area from my last post.
Here are my:
I captured all these images on the fly (similar to shooting lovers in the park in Mexico City last weekend), with my camera around my neck, my running shoes on, and a big smile was on my face the whole time seeing so much fun, love, and pride!
1. What has made you smile and happy this weekend?
2. Is anything in your life a bit ‘unusual’, different, not the same as “everyone else” or are any life choices you make different than the mainstream or differnt that others you know? How do you handle it?
Gosh my life is one big “different than”.
Some things that come to mind posts I’ve done about these types of traits and topics include:
Tattoos and piercings
My dietary path
Not believing in food rules
Eating desserts and not ‘healthifying’ them
And there are so many other things, too!
I have learned to just do my thing, hold my head up high, make the choices that are right for me, and try not to care what the world thinks.
They’re not walking a mile in my shoes, parenting my child, putting a roof over my head, living in my skin and body; nor are they my judge and jury. So, I just do my thing.
Sometimes it’s easier said than done, but the older I get, the easier it becomes to stay true to my ideals, dreams, goals, and the life path that I choose to carve for myself even if it’s not Suzy Cookie Cutter’s life path.
But really, we all are different that the next person. And I try to embrace that in myself and respect that in others. Being at Pride festivals and parades is a reminder of how diverse we all are. And that’s fabulous!
Have a great Sunday and keep the Summer in a Box Giveaway entries coming!