Family Isn’t Always Blood

Emotional level: 6

Mental level: 8

TODAY I LEARNED: Bullfrogs do not sleep.

I truly despise drama. However, when it is being watched and I am not in the middle of it, I will say, it is entertaining to observe. But that’s the problem with drama. We always want to be on the outside looking in and never in the thick of it.

Speaking of drama…I had a member of my, let’s say, extended family say some rather hurtful things to me regarding how I live my life, how I vote, my sexuality, and who I am with. In complete honesty, it took a lot for me to respond to all of his comments and messages with a cool head. I’m not very fond of people bullying others or pushing their beliefs in other’s faces.

In other words…I was having a hard time holding true to my patience. In moments like this it’s understandable and agreeable that we get mad when our foundation is shaken for better or worse. Through all of this, I came to a conclusion that I have heard spoken many times, but never truly put in place until now and that is…


If said people are not helping you grow or they do not accept you, give them the boot! Just because someone is related to you by blood doesn’t mean that they need to be in your life or that they know you.

You. Do. You. It’s as simple as that. Granted, it isn’t so simple to just cut someone from your life. The person in question may, in turn, retaliate by trying to make you feel bad about your decisions, but hold firm.

It’s worth it to move on without them and get to a better place. Whatever you need to do in order to feel better and be better.

Another lesson from today is…agreeing to disagree can go a long way. We are all different, and that is beautiful. Not all of us are going to agree on the same thing, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. We can still be friends with someone and agree to disagree, as long as both parties are in unison on that fact. Unfortunately…for many that’s not an easy thing to do.

What this person in my life said to me should not be repeated to any human…ever. It made me feel as though I wouldn’t be connected to a few who love me. I felt hurt, left out, and kicked in the guts. But, a very comforting fact came rushing to my mind via those I care about.

It doesn’t matter if one miserable person isn’t in my court anymore. I already have so many people who are there for me and love me and I love them so very much. This is me saying thank you…to all of you. All my family and friends who continue to support me, I am so immensely grateful to have you in my life and to know that you will always be there for everything that I do and who I am.

I’m lucky in the sense that I haven’t had to deal with a tremendous amount of oppression. I have had my battles mind you, but everyone’s struggle is different. The good thing through all of this is that I know I have a HUGE support backing me from the get go.

I love you all. So very much. Thank you. I am truly blessed with loving and light souls in my life.

Bit of Advice: Don’t let family tell you who you are. Be yourself and blossom as you intend to.

Blessed Be )O(

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