I would love to live my life without thinking about how I am being perceived.

My girlfriend and I, the other day were talking about code switching. How when we make telephone calls to Caucasian people we have to change our voices or how we speak, so that we don’t sound aggressive.

I would like to be able to live my life without being judged because of the color of my skin, my weight, my education or anything else that people judge you for.

I would like to be able to walk into a store and not be followed because the store owner thinks that I might be stealing or a thief because of my color. I could go on and on.

So I decided, since I can’t change the world and the atrocities in it, that I would change me. I am going to live my life oblivious to my surroundings and how I come across to others.

In fact, I have decided for the remainder of my time here on earth, to get out of my head and out of my own way.

I am going to consciously look for the people that see me for who I am, and ignore the other people that don’t really matter in my world anyway.

I will start living my life not looking over my shoulder and worrying about the what if’s or how I am looked at, and put on my total faith and trust in God!