So y’all remember the theme song from Cheers, right?
“Makin’ our way in this world today takes everything you’ve got.
Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.
Wouldn’t you like to get away?
Sometimes you want to go
where everybody knows your name,
and they’re always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see
our trouble are all the same.
You wanna be where everybody knows your name.”
That being the case none of us really like to be where people know your name, yet no one will speak to you, right? Well it’s time I close a chapter that has become exactly that. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m all about putting yourself out there, out of your comfort zone and who knows what you’ll learn about yourself and you just may meet some amazing people and make new friends. Groups of friends come and go, they change as we all change, we grow, take on new interests and activities and perhaps just don’t have that common ground that we once did. That’s certainly not a bad thing and I don’t wish anyone ill or harm. But there is that time that it becomes necessary to just move on.
So that’s what I’ve determined that I must do. I can’t really see the point of volunteering my time and talents to be ignored and treated as if I’m less than human. When only 2 people bother to speak to you out of a group of 20 over a period of 3 hours, and I knew 19 of them by name, there’s a message. Trust me, I got that message loud and clear. So while everybody knew my name, it’s also important to get the rest of that lyric, “and they’re always glad I came”, and that was no longer happening.
So as that door swings closed I’ll gladly walk over to see my true friends who are always glad I came. Yep, those are the folks that ask me and Mr. Von B are doing, and actually want to know. Those are the folks who will include you in events when you have no where else to go, those are the ones who will text me when they just somehow know I’ve had a tough week or day and say, “are you OK?” You see those are my friends, those are the people who I want to spend time with, help out, and donate my time, talents and energies to, because are always happy to see me.
I’m grateful for the life lessons I’ve learned, the things I’ve learned about myself and the fierce and protective love that Mr. Von B has for me and our 4 legged kids, my craft and his loyal support and assistance. We’ve grown stronger both as a team as well as individuals in spite of the treatment we’ve been subjected to. When that treatment no longer has any redeeming value, it’s time to put a stop to it, so we’re done here.
I wish you all great luck and true happiness and may you never be treated as you’ve treated me and my husband. Even you and your little crew don’t deserve that!
Much love and respect,