I wanted to post something of substance today since my last one was Thursday, but instead I have come unprepared with my mind out of place.
I was hurt emotionally by a family member last night and it kind of threw my blogging mojo off track. Without going into too many details (because honestly I just want to try to forget the whole thing), this person stomped all over my hard work publicly, and then continued to pour salt on the wounds with criticisms and "tough love" on Facebook. I was absolutely appalled and shocked that someone in my own family, who sees how hard I work and is supposed to support me, had the nerve to do this to me. Thankfully I was not the only one to see why this was so messed up and my wall exploded with friends and other family members trying to let this person know so and offering their positive encouragement.
I didn't get much sleep last night. I really try hard not to let things like this bother me because I realize the kind of person it's coming from, but I tend to be overly sensitive sometimes and I can't shut my brain off. I guess all I wanted to say was that family should support you 100%. Even if they don't understand or like something you do, they should always be there for encouragement. If they are not, I think it reflects on their own lives and how they feel about themselves.
So while I sit here in near tears from reading loving messages from my actual family and friends, I feel so grateful that I have 99% of them in my corner, always.