I believe there is a difference between having an opinion and making a judgment.
I have lots of opinions. Lots. But I am fully aware that they are just my personal thoughts and ideas. Just what I think. Just me.
But a judgment seems to come with the idea of being right. As in "my way is The Way." As in "I am Right."
And I know I'm not Right. Perhaps for me I'm right. But that's just me.
And if your opinions are different from my opinions, that doesn't make you Right either. It means you have a different thought. A different way of seeing.
I'm not shy about my opinions. That doesn't mean I'm just going to walk up to a person and start spouting off my opinions about life or people or turnips (which are gross, but I digress), but I'm also not going to lie about what I think. I will give my honest opinion, whether is casts a favorable light or not.
And in this space, in this blog, I will absolutely give my honest opinions. No one else has to agree with them. But they are my opinions. My truths. What I see. Just me.
And sometimes, I write just to get the thoughts out of my head (like, um, now). Because sometimes I just want to say things, because that is how I'm feeling, what I'm thinking, in that moment. And sometimes that moment passes and my feelings or opinions will change. And sometimes not.
But they're still mine. And they're still true for me.
And I'm not saying that I'm Right.
I'm just saying.