On my last post, I stated that regardless of how busy and hectic my routine gets I won't give up blogging. Seriously. The relationships I've made as a result of blogging are valuable in so many ways, one of which is that it's a safe place to hide from toxic people.
You know the kind. Those who make you feel little and insignificant as they laud their great lordliness over your many failures and weaknesses. Which of course they in their glory do not have. Those who somehow manage to diminish people just by opening their mouths. How do they do that? And why would anyone want to have such a dubious talent?
Toxic people are everywhere unfortunately. It's so hard to find a safe place free of them. I feel bad for anyone who has TP in their families. *shudder* That would be hell on earth, and anyone who has the misfortune to live with a TP and still manages to get out of bed in the morning and face each day with a smile, I applaud you.
I feel very blessed that toxic people have been rare in my life. Maybe because I don't leave my house? LOL, no really, there was a time that I went out to work and stuff, and only ran across a few TP's here and there. But in the workplace where you can giggle and gossip with your coworkers about the insane new manager behind her back, the TP's poison is somewhat diluted.
As opposed to having only an email relationship. Hooo boy!! That's toxic concentrate which really burns when you work from home, because there's no coworker sitting next to you doing a sympathetic eye roll. And then the two of you go out to lunch later and really dish on the shared TP. I can't dish at lunch with my friends on the psycho woman who is currently blocking my sunshine because then I'm spreading the toxicity and ruining everyone's meal, and that's not cool.
So instead I turn to my blogger buddies. Here's your chance to rant about the TP in your life. Just let it all out. Pretend like we're coworkers hanging out at the Olive Garden eating endless soup and salad. Is there a TP currently ruining your day? And if so, how do you best deal with it? I'm listening.
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown
"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it." ~Jesse Stuart
"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf