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Sunday, April 1, 2012

This Is The Moment....

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Miss Ginger, after much consideration, has withdrawn her membership from her beloved Krewe of Olympus.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!


Mistress Maddie said...

Well, I don't blame you. When the party is over and it becomes work you don't enjoy, it's time to leave the party! It's not worth all the stress on health and you gave more than 100% for one queen!

David Dust said...

I know how hard this must be for you.

Hang in there, Sis. And know you did the right thing.


Bob said...

Calmness simply means you made the right decision.

Dannelle said...

I agree with Bob.

Anonymous said...

You and we must always do what feels right from deep inside. I have always believed that everyone must be comfortable in their own shoes. You sound like you are.MBC

Ken Riches said...

Know that you made the right decision, I feel your calm and your hurt...

Sam said...

Bless your heart beautiful.
First off they will forever regret not listening to your never ending voice of reasoning.
From the years I've spent reading your blog, I've learned about the Krewe, and until that time I never knew it existed.
You have campaigned and sewed your heart out!!!!
From your blog all your friends know just how passionate you are when it comes to being kind to others.
Ms. Ginger just remember you have ol' Tug here. I'm not much but I will always be around.
Not to mention the million of fans here in the internetmosphere. Yes I did make that word up.

mrs.missalaineus said...

you can still have fabulous outfits!

i get the politics part and i so dont blame you one bt. it's what has always made me not want to be more active in the mathelete league. there's more than enough drama just being a coach- i couldn't handle the tournament director position.


Beth said...

I'm so sorry to hear of this, because I know how much you loved your involvement.

However, I'm certain that it wasn't an easy decision and that you thought long and hard (heh) about it. I agree with others who say that your sense of calmness shows that you made the right decision. Your relief at leaving the discord behind is loud and clear in what you wrote.

I know that you will find other ways to give back to your community and to help those in need. You're awesome that way. :)



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