The time has come, dear GingerSnaps, to share the thoughts that have been consuming Miss Ginger for the last few months. This has been a very painful time for Miss G, with a lot of emotional writhing, and even a few tears. But, today is the day that she puts it all behind her and moves forward with her life.
Miss Ginger, after much consideration, has withdrawn her membership from her beloved Krewe of Olympus. She can write about it now because it is done. The email went out today. She pushed the button, pulled the trigger, fired the shot... whatever you want to call it. It's done.
She didn't want to do it. She LOVED the Krewe, and what it stood for, and tried very hard to make her time there mean something. She worked hard for the organization, and supported it's missions and endeavors, and still does. But she just can't be there anymore. It's just no fun!
Like any family, there were always disagreements, and Miss Ginger often found herself trying to be the voice of reason, the peacemaker of the family, if you will. It never worked. The 2 sides of that "family" were more like the Hatfields and the McCoys, and the more Miss Ginger tried to pull them together, the more they pushed apart. She just couldn't take it any more. She's like a child whose parents have divorced: so sad that the family is breaking up, but so happy that the yelling and fighting will stop. And as for her feelings about the Krewe, I think that's like a lot of those divorced parents: "I love them. I will ALWAYS love them. I just can't LIVE with them!" How often have we heard that?!
There are those that may not be happy that Miss Ginger has chosen to share this with you, dear GingerSnaps, but you deserve to know. Most of you are distanced from all of this drama anyway, and those of you who are close to it will just have to understand Miss Ginger's need to share. Or not. It is a risk that she's willing to take. But regardless of where anyone sits, all of you who know me and love me know that I did everything I could do to improve my relationship this group, but ultimately, I had to leave. It just wasn't for me any longer. The members that remain will be able to move forward with their plans, whatever they may be, unfettered by Miss Ginger's attempts to keep the group current, and connected, and going the direction she wanted to see it go.
Miss Ginger thought she would be happy today, but she is not. Nor is she sad. She's just calm. Calm and strangely rested. Man, that's a feeling she hasn't felt in a long time. It feels good! Because, regardless of what's to come, it's done. This is the moment Miss G takes her life back!