Wednesday, March 27, 2019

That's What I've Been Trying To Tell You!!

Created by Shannon Downey of badasscrossstitch.

Many times in my life I've been told, in response to a whole host of situations, "Well, maybe you're intimidating."

This has been happening since my teens.  I was the one who spoke up, who "intimidated".  I was the one who talked back, who "intimidated".  I was the one who had ideas or suggestions or changes.  I "intimidated". 

I wasn't a wallflower.  I wasn't girlie.  I wasn't quiet and meek and sweet.  I was, at times, intimidating.  That's what they said, some people.

And since my teens, I've always scoffed and said to the person blaming me for intimidation, "Uh, maybe they're intimidated."

I felt strongly about my position, even at a young age.  I was confident.  I was bold.  I was assertive.  Why should I have to worry that I'm intimidating?  It's not my problem if someone feels intimidated.  It's their problem.

And now, finally, in 2019, it takes someone with 87,000 followers on a cross-stitching Instagram account to validate what I've been saying for more than 30 years. 

It's about time.  

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Water Where The West Begins

2017: You're Welcome
2016: Shopping Trip
2015: Straight Up Show Truck
2014: One Line Sums Up The Entire Show
2013: Howz About Them Howitzers?
2012: I’ll Hobble On My Walker To Visit
2011: In The Still Of The Night
2010: The Final Count
2009: Eddie My Little Ex-Marine Friday
2008: Delayed By Lipgloss During A Period Of Elevated Security: A Travel Debacle Ensues
2007: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
2006: Your Cat Is In My Garden
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!

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