After watching Monday nights episode of The Bachelorette, I scoured the internet for more dirty details on the whole Arie/Producer scandal. Pretty shocking right? Then again, nothing men ever do surprises me. Can't wait for next week.
Anyway, I came across this article where some idiot commented she was a "glorified race car groupie."
Seriously ticked me off. Here's why.
First, Emily has a love for racing. There's nothing wrong with that. She's a gorgeous girl, intelligent, and attractive. If she hangs around the racing community, she's bound to get noticed and drivers/owners/etc. are sure to take interest. I don't know her, but I'm sure she feels "at home" with this crowd. It has nothing to do with being a groupie or chasing this kind of life.
I grew up around racing in Florida (a little known fact) and spent many, many years following the local circuit as well as NASCAR. I loved it. I loved the people. I loved the community. I loved the atmosphere. I have SO many memories as a child at the track, some of the fondest I can remember. I can understand her love for it.
For me, I feel the same towards the military community. I am NOT a uniform chaser. The very notion of being with someone again who is in uniform terrifies me. To the point of massive anxiety whenever I meet someone AD or HD who is showing interest in me. Seriously. However, I find that with what I went through with M, others outside that community can't relate. I find comfort in being among those who get it. I need that. With what Emily went through losing Ricky, I'm sure she finds comfort being surrounded by those in the racing industry. It brings back good, happy memories. Anytime you experience tragedy or loss, it changes you forever and being around that which brings you back to happier times, brings peace to your soul.
Just setting that record straight.