A new logo
A more refocused me
Let me begin by saying,
…the recent changes are the results of 7 years.
There are things that have been weighed and measured.
Things that could not be simply dismissed until the evidence was undeniably before me.
Which was hard to do when I kept defending it.
However it is in my nature to seek out the truth… no matter how painful.
Except for the very few I have spoken to, who may have indeed forgotten if it was important to me, it shall remain a mystery.
This is because I respect those who would be affected by it.
Uncovering the truth made me angry and distrusting.
I wrestled with everything and everyone associated by it.
I thought about being outspoken about the injustice of it all.
In the end it would not be appreciated by my friends, especially the gentle and meek souls who live by what they believe is true.
Watching me transition would be alarmingly painful for these people I care about.
So for their sakes I removed them from my Facebook page where I am clearly outspoken and share or challenge things that might offend their sensibilities.
I have left other doors open that are amicable for both parties.
However some, not understanding, have already taken offense at the gesture and removed themselves from my life… seemingly permanently.
The message they sent to me was clearly if I would not live the life they interpreted was best for me, I was not their friend.
If I am not allowed to be my own person… If I am not allowed to travel the path before me… perhaps we were never friends. I am now in a place where I am okay with that. The door is still open and I have no ill wishes for those who have crossed my path.
…and the sum of that experience is a mystery that will remain unacknowledged to those who don’t care or those who wish to exert authority without understanding the full meaning of what they demand. To the rest it will be hidden in plain sight for those who seek it out.
In short, to reveal it before a person is ready destroys the value of the process.
When they are ready they will not be able to deny it without damaging their souls.
I completely trust this process and believe it is not my place to destroy what is comforting and familiar for them. I truly remember things that had comforted me and that they had served their purpose at the right time and at the right place. I also know without a doubt that it is not healthy or true for me to pretend to be something that I am not for the sake of pleasing someone’s ego or social ranking.
I am and have always been my own person.
Today and this day forward I honor that person and celebrate the best parts of humanity wherever and whenever I dare find it.
Beginning with this logo!
“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” ~Benjamin Franklin
I serve our family best by living up to my role in the fullest and as a part of a balanced whole.
That balance comes from choosing to grow. It comes from understanding the value of our relationship(s) and moving forward on the same page and with the same purpose.
It comes from allowing each other to live a lifestyle that brings happiness… and respecting all the different ways we experience that happiness!
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