This is my first blog of 2016! For years I have avoided people because of the way I was being treated. You know when you see someone you know and they look at you like they don’t know you and keep walking? That’s what I want to talk about today. You have individuals that will add you as a friend on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and Google+…and when they see you in public, they act like they don’t know you. This happens to me all the time. I had gotten so use to others treating me that way until I beat others to it. I would recognize them and walk the other direction or I may just look straight ahead. But from now on if I recognize you, I am going to speak. If you don’t speak back I will understand that I’m not the issue…you are. Why send a request to add someone on your friend list, and you wouldn’t speak if you saw them out? Some people will go as far as carrying on a conversation under your posts or pictures…wishing you a Happy Birthday…some will even inbox you. If I speak and you choose not to speak back, I may just go ahead and unfriend you. Because you have shown me your true colors. I never said that we have to be bffs, but you added me. No longer will I live inside this box that we sometimes put ourselves in. I will speak and be courteous. I have to have a different approach with things from now on. I am no longer in the back seat. There are people who look up to me and I have to lead by example.