Be your fucking self 

A couple months back I was invited to a family members kid party. He was turning 7 and there were a bunch of 7 years old running around the house while the adults talked about how tired, busy and crazy being a parent is. I couldn’t relate because I’m not a parent yet so I decided to do what I would normally do at any party, grab a beer and sit off to the side until someone felt bad that I was sitting alone and came to talk to me. 

When I went to get a beer the host of the party (a family member) advised me that we shouldn’t be drinking until after 5:00 pm when the kids leave with there parents which is then the real adult party will start. My response was “are you fucking kidding me?” This prompted my family to scold me again for cursing at a kids party. Who knew there were so many rules at kids birthday parties? 

It was then that I realized I curse a lot and don’t even realize that it’s not a good thing to do in some situations however it is part of who I am. 

I’m from New Jersey where every other word out of my parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends mouthes are either fuck, shit, asshole, bitch, you name the curse word they’ve said it. I, as well as my friends and family have grown up in that type of environment. 

It’s just part of my vocabulary and I’m not going to stop being me. I will try to filter myself when I’m at a 7 year olds party however I’m pretty sure all of those 7 year olds have heard there parents say these words before. Maybe once I have kids I’ll learn how to filter myself better but I’ll never stop being me. 

It’s part of who I am and as much as it might embarrass some people I’m not going to change. I lived that life where I would change to make people feel more comfortable and I wound up miserable. Not doing that again. 

Do you have a problem filtering yourself? Are you being your authentic self? Let me know in the comments. 

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4 thoughts on “Be your fucking self 

  1. I’m a Marine. We use fuck in many grammatical ways. It’s sort of an art form for us. With that said, I do try to limit my f-bombs in certain situations (like at a non-profit that centers around children, so never unless behind closed doors). At a family function? Fuck it. At a birthday party for kids? Maybe a little, but when told to not drink before 5 pm? FUCK THAT. lol

    You be you. If they can’t handle it, it’s their problem. Kids have probably heard worse at home anyway.

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    1. I’m working on censoring myself for events like kids birthday parties and work related events but sometimes I just can’t help it lol the drinking thing was ridiculous just because they can’t handle there liquor doesn’t mean I can’t. Thanks for the comment!

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  2. Pretending to be someone your not can be exhausting! Remembering who you’re supposed to be around whom…that’s why I am always me. Always real and if someone doesn’t like that about me, then I don’t need them in my life. Granted I only curse if I’m extremely upset in one form or another. But I’m not fake. And I am totally ok with that!! 🙂 Good for you tho!! Sure maybe a little censoring around the kids, but you keep being you!!

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    1. Agreed! Pretending to be someone else is exhausting and I was trying to make everyone else happy but myself. I’m glad I’m comfortable being myself now. Thanks for the comment!

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