It’s the Little Things…I Don’t Like Fireworks (or, Accepting Yourself If You Have Unpopular Preferences)

I have a dirty little secret that I usually don’t share, particularly around the 4th of July and New Year’s: I don’t like fireworks. Sure they can be pretty! And the quiet, sparkly ones are my favorites. Overall though, fireworks are way too loud and sometimes too bright. On a nonpersonal level, I despise how much fireworks terrify animals. Why am I sharing this? Because 1) this is the day after the 4th of July and there were SO MANY fireworks yesterday, 2) I’m working on accepting my personal (unpopular) preferences, and 3) I hope that my voice will help give you the courage to accept your personal (unpopular) preferences (and 4) this is a somewhat anonymous blog so you and I will probably never attend a fireworks show together). Continue reading