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She Yelled And Called Me Names

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Clear the decks! Clear the tracks!
You've got nothing to do but relax.
Blow a kiss. Take a bow.
Honey, everything's coming up roses!
- Gypsy, the musical

This article really spoke to me this morning.

You may remember me talking about a certain cast member that has been causing a lot of issues with my current show? Well, they are no longer talking to me and despite my attempts at wishing them well; my words fall on deaf ears. We have 4 weekends remaining, and although at first I was a bit wary about sharing a dressing room with this person, I find I’m okay with it now. Not everyone is supposed to be your friend. Not everyone is going to like you. From the very beginning, my interaction with this person has not been entirely positive and in fact, I find that we’re toxic to one another. If we tried to be friends, we couldn’t because of how our personalities just don’t mesh. It’s unfortunate, but it’s life. On my side, I simply cannot stand by while this person treats others (including me) like the dirt they walk on and stand in the audience pretending all is well. I never have been able to do and I don’t think I ever will. Am I an angel? NO. Am I perfect? NO. I know my faults and boy do I have some work to do. I accept that. I’m not happy about it by any means, but I stand firm. Like I stated in my other blog, I have let myself down but I intend to make up for it by continuing to be kind to others.
I’m going to continue to have a great show, sing my butt off and enjoy my cast.
Life is too short and I’m not about to waste it. I’ve got to keep going, I’ve got to keep improving. We only get one life, let’s make this one the very best!

There's the bell! Follow me!
And nothing's gonna stop us 'til we're through!
Honey, everything's coming up roses and daffodils!
Everything's coming up sunshine and Santa Claus!
Everything's gonna be bright lights and lollipops!
Everything's coming up roses for me and for you
- Gypsy, the musical

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  • XRSIZE18
    Well said. Not everyone in life IS going to like you. It's a hard lesson to learn and it doesn't make the situation any less comfortable, but coming to that realization may help you deal with it. Keep up the positivity and stay YOU.
    1574 days ago
    I try to be unfailingly pleasant with people who behaving badly. I end up looking great, and the B**** ends up looking like a, well, a B****.
    1574 days ago
    You're doing what's best for you and avoiding people that don't click with your aura. NO need to be miserable just because they are. You look great in the pic.
    1580 days ago
  • SPARKLE1908
    Toxic people are the worse and it is great that you recognize that and know how to handle her...

    Keep up the great job!
    1581 days ago
  • BINGO24
    When someone is toxic, it is best to avoid them. I have a close friend from high school that I realized is toxic to me. It took decades to realize it, but when I saw her at my last reunion, it became very clear to me. For the first time in years, I suddenly felt inadequate and it seemed to be when I was around her. We began to keep up through FB and it became more and more apparent as to how negatively she affected me. So now I avoid her and I am happier for it.

    You have come so far on this road and you are so talented and beautiful. I suspect this person is really jealous of your talent. Keep smiling because your future is so bright and beautiful, just like the picture of you that you posted in this blog entry. emoticon emoticon Nancy
    1581 days ago
    YOU . . . LOOK . . . MARVELOUS! Yes, for sure it's a hard thing in life to realize that not everyone is going to be our cup of tea and we not going to be everyone's cup of tea either. That's life, that's ok. But in either case, everyone must be respectful. That's where I'd draw the line, as you seem to have. Good for you!

    LOVE Gypsy!!!!

    1581 days ago
    You seem to have a great spirit! dont let the negative bring you down! :)
    1581 days ago
    great picture
    1581 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    I agree with you that everyone can't be friends. Do what you gotta do to have a fabulous show!! BTW, you look amazing!! emoticon
    1581 days ago
    love the picture....keep shining Miss B
    1581 days ago
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