Hey Cassandra! I know I’m one of MANY adults who have fallen deeply in love with your characters and their stories, and I can’t thank you enough for giving me a much-needed break from the day-to-day doldrums!
Here’s my question. You obviously are socially-conscious enough to embrace diversity…
a pizza boy stands in the kitchen groaning at the night shift he has to work at when he could be watching the oscars but then suddenly the phone rings and his eyes light up at the words “hello this is ellen and i’ll need 99 boxes of pizza delivered to the dolby theatre asap”
“From point A (your birth) to point B ( your death), friends come-friends go, family comes-family goes, significant others come and go; people come into your life and people leave your life. The only constant you have from point A to point B is you. You’re the only one that’s going to be there the whole time. If you change yourself just to appease the people who will be spliced in the middle of point A to point B, and they leave, you’re stuck with whoever you wanted to be to appease them. There’s no point in changing yourself for others when they’re going to leave your life. And I know that’s really pessimistic and in a perfect world there are going to be people who stay in your life forever, but that’s a perfect world- we’re in a real world. Love yourself for who you are because you’re the only one stuck with yourself. Fall in love with who you are, and if anyone wants to join in on that, more power to them.”—Tyler Oakley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO3YEe7yq6c)
Do you know what made me angry as a child? Blues Clues when they TORE MY HEART OUT AND REPLACED STEVE WITH JOE. AND I MEAN, I DIDN’T REALLY WATCH THAT SHOW A WHOLE LOT. I SHOULDN’T HAVE EVEN KNOWN THEIR NAMES, BUT I STILL REMEMBER WHEN THAT FRAUD CAME UP AND KICKED STEVE TO THE CURB. Even as a four year old I still remember thinking “You will never be Steve.”