I had planned for this post to be a confession of all of the cd’s in my collection that I am embarrassed to tell people I own. However, the first one that popped into my mind was Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time“. It was given to me by one of my best friends as a gag gift when I was in college. The part I don’t like to admit is that when no one else was around I would crank it up and sing along with Miss Britney. It was so catchy that I just couldn’t resist. I haven’t owned or even thought about purchasing anything of hers beyond that album, but only because I’m just not that into pop music.
I’ve been thinking a lot about Britney lately. With all of the media coverage of her recent antics it is hard to ignore the fact that the girl is going through a rough time. I find it incredibly sad to think that she has to deal with all of her issues in the public eye rather than being allowed to just heal with the help of her family and those who care about her. I admit that perhaps she has brought this upon herself, but I can’t imagine what it has been like for her to live with the public scrutiny the last few years. It is hard enough to have your own family and friends giving you negative feedback about your life choices, but just imagine if that was extended out to the entire world.
I’m certainly not defending Brit’s choices. The girl has her priorities a bit jacked up. Heaven knows that if I were in her shoes my first priority would be to take care of my two young children and help them adjust to the fact that their parents will no longer be together. I realize that life is difficult to cope with at times but for me at least, my child comes first. If she’s dealing with postpartum depression-as some speculate-then she needs to get that in check and get back to her family.
I’m not sure really where I’m going with all of this. I just feel such an incredible sadness for this girl that I’ve never met. I really want to see her get her life together. I’m just not sure that this world will allow her to do that.