Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows and Why I LOVE My Friends

It's been a week...and not one I want to repeat any time soon. I'm more than exhausted from all the fallout over a simple mistake I made. I've done everything I possibly can to correct the mistake, apologized and tried to move on. Unfortunately, there are some who have no intention of letting this rest. They keep stirring and stirring. To say I'm disappointed would be more than an understatement, these are supposed to be well-respected leaders in the Pagan community. And if this is how they became so popular, I'm surprised anyone would want to follow along behind them.

But then I stop and realize, the ones who are their friends and followers are just exactly like them. They are sheeple among the Pagan community. People who for one reason or another have taken these people for God and hang on their every word as if it is the gospel according to ...  It's truly sad and even frightening in a way. Most of these tagalongs consider themselves to be educated and free thinkers. But when they follow the flow they are just as dangerous as the ones they have chosen to fall in line behind.

Which brings me to the actual POINT of this entry. Even though my week so far hasn't been everything I would have liked it to be, I not only have the support of my husband and immediate family, I also have the support and love of my extended family and friends. These are people who know me, who know I'd never intentionally seek out someone with the purpose of harming them without justification. These are people who will let me rant and scream, hold my hand through any crisis and still love me for who I am. These same people know if I have something to say, I'm not going to hold back. If I have something to say and it is deserved, I'm going to unload BOTH barrels on you.

I have nothing to hide, I am what you see. I speak what's on my mind and my filters are usually disabled. If you have something to say to me, say it. However, when you do try to confront me, you'd better be prepared for the repercussions.

And this my Darlings is why I am more than blessed with the friends I have both in real life and online. They know I'm not going to pull any punches, that I'm not all Sunshine, LolliPops, and Rainbows...