Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Life's Lessons

My last post elicited a lot of comments so I feel like I need to post a follow up.

I believe that every experience in life offers the opportunity to learn and to grow. This experience is no different. A day or two after I posted my rant, I decided to contact the blogger directly. I wasn't sure what kind of response I would get, nor did I know if it would make me feel any better, but I figure I had to try. Although I had hoped simply ranting would allow me to move past it, I just couldn't seem to let it go. Maybe because I was receiving so many comments. :)

In my gut, I believed that the offending blogger didn't intend harm. And I didn't want to continue holding ill feelings toward this person. This community is pretty small and if we were ever to cross paths, I didn't want this standing between us. So I gathered up my courage and pressed the Send button.

I received a response fairly quickly, which was full of apology and explanation. While the explanation is not important, I will let you know that it was unintentional. We shared a couple of correspondences back and forth and have put this issue behind us. In addition, the blogger immediately edited their blog.

So what did I learn from this? As part of our transformation full-timing, I am also trying to change my life in many other ways. I am working on being more open minded and less judgmental. I hope to be quicker to give the benefit of the doubt and not take things so personally. I continue to try and focus on the positives and allow the negatives to move on past. I try to spend my energy on those things that I can control and don't get hung up on those that I can't. But this is all a work in progress. In hindsight, I wish that I hadn't let this get to me as much as it had. And maybe next time I'm faced with a similar situation, it won't.

So for all of you that took the time to leave comments, I thank you. I'm sure this type of thing happens more often than we're aware. I just happened to encounter it. Blogging, both writing and reading, is still a very positive experience for me and I won't stop anytime soon! And I wanted all of you to know that there is a happy ending to this story.


  1. I am so glad you found a happy ending. Keep blogging...I love reading :)

  2. kudos to you for entry into the land of enlightenment where everyone is "open minded and less judgmental"...

  3. Congratulations, Connie on taking the initiative to resolve the problem that was bothering you. I'm sure the other blogger has learned a bit as well. Glad it all worked out!

  4. Excellent! I LOVE happy endings! :) Thanks for sharing the outcome with us all.

  5. I am so glad this story had such a happy ending!! Things happen...I'm glad you both have moved on :)

    Keep writing because it is a small community and you will find that the folks out here are just the best and we want to hear from you guys and keep updated on your journey!

  6. Hey Connie,

    Glad things worked out for the good. We love you guys so much and miss you lots!!!!!