So, my work and life schedules have conspired against maintaining close contact with the vast majority of my dearly loved friends… if anything, that’s probably going to be even worse for awhile here during a short term employment shift (a great one!) but that is life right now.
Tonight I went to the annual fundraiser for Kitsap Legal Services, an organization that I volunteer with and sit on the Board for, and ran into two dear friends, who I don’t think I’ve seen since they generously opened their home and traditions to me for Christmas.
We chatted for a bit, then my girlfriend brought up my “Us and Them” post.
Now, when strangers tell me I’m not funny, or write in about my unfair and unfunny stereotypes, that’s one thing — not everybody’s going to read everything I write the way it’s intended (usually, in jest) — but I’d gotten the feeling based on a few comments (confirmed by this friend’s candor) that some of the people I *love* felt like I was making fun of them and/or had other negative reactions.
I appreciated her bringing it up, because it gave me a chance to (1) apologize for any hurt feelings; and (2) explain, again, that my post was meant to be funny (not serious), and to make fun of *me* and not her and friends like her who live what some might call more “normal” lives than mine.
In case there are other friends and family out there with hurt feelings… please accept a mea culpa. In that post, I’m poking fun at myself; and contrasting myself and my life to a caricature of “normal.” Am I happy? Yes. Am I living the life I want to live? Yes. Do I think that everyone should abandon their 9 to 5, their benefits, and their comfort? Hell no. Goodness knows, I could use a little comfort and security from time to time!
Please accept my apology for any hurt feelings. And thank you, you kick ass woman you, for bringing it up instead of letting hurt feelings simmer. Good night…
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