Wow, where has the time flown? Where is the ending and where is the start? Since I last checked in to this blog, so many things have happened. While on the surface, you could say there were bad things. To me they were some of the best things that could have ever happened to me.
Over the past months, I have been on a journey. A truly once in a lifetime journey. The kind of journey that I wish no one ever had to take but if you do, this is the journey that will prove what you are made of. Whether you can walk the talk. Your moment of truth...The Journey that will set your course for the rest of your life.
While not getting into the particulars of the events, I will say that summer started off rather nice, then it all went down hill from then. In the events that transpired, I had to say goodbye to two family members and turned my back on my church, as it was on vacation when I needed it the most, broke professional ties with a few individuals who would rather make themselves the center of the universe while attempting to manipulate the lives of the people around them.
In our lives there come times when the trees must be shaken to see the what falls out. In my case, since late August until last Tuesday I kept shaking the trees until the bad apples fell from it and the dead branches have snapped off. While shaking things up are a good thing from time to time, in this case there was some shaking that was overdue and there was some shaking that caught me by surprise.
So what does this mean? It means that having lightening my load has made me even more agile, more able to move forward without having to worry about hurting feelings or having to tread lightly. Don't get me wrong, I did not go into this lightly. As I mentioned, there were a few situations that I was forced to do what I did. There was only one situation where the relationship had grown stale and was not ever going to get back on track. The logical thing to do was to cut the ties.
Will I do this again? You bet I will. I will do it in a heartbeat. I will do it when the following conditions occur:
1. You want me to be there for you, but when I want/need you, you are nowhere to be found
2. You want me to follow you blindly no questions asked.
3. You like to manipulate people because $$$ talks and people don't matter.
4. You abuse my trust.
5. You abuse my family's trust.
6. You use your position in my family or my life to make yourself immune from the responsibility of your actions.
7. You DEMAND that your actions/inactions be excused because you are self-important no matter what role you play in my life or in the lives of my family.
So should you commit any of the aforementioned offenses, trust me you WILL be held accountable. You will have more than just me to answer to.
This might sound harsh and extreme, while most of you will never reach this point with with me, but some people will surprise me, as some have in the past. It is then that you will have to pay the piper.
In the meantime, I am ready to move forward having shed some dead weight.
Let's get back to business,