“Someone can be madly in love with you and still not be ready. They can love you in a way you have never been loved and still not join you on the bridge. And whatever their reasons you must leave. Because you never ever have to inspire anyone to meet you on the bridge. You never ever have to convince someone to do the work to be ready. There is more extraordinary love, more love that you have never seen, out here in this wide and wild universe. And there is the love that will be ready.”
~ Lillian Vilchez, Married at First Sight Star on her and Tom Wilson’s divorce, May 31, 2017
“The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.” -William Penn
Why would “MG” (who has a multitude of fake social media profiles), a presumably educated and intelligent adult woman, who has never met me and knows nothing of substance of my life and loves, but has continually stalked me over the past two years post this kind of crap?
She also obsesses on my poetry site every week, presuming my every word has something to do with her life, which she then uses to cause others in her life tremendous pain and suffering.
How sad. Doesn’t she know this only causes others to feel embarrassed for her?
I feel a strange mix of compassion and pity for her.
Especially, when she tries to insult me with words like “OLD” or “DESPERATE” or implies that if my life was all that wonderful, I wouldn’t have to brag (write) about it…
OH HONEY! Just wait. 55 is far from old. I will forever be a young spirit. I am self-employed, I am free to travel, enjoy the finer things and savor the simple treasures. I have experience and wouldn’t trade that for the world.
And as for my life? It is simply MY life and I feel extraordinarily blessed that I have been able to create it in spite of hardships over the years. I am proud to be a woman who inspires others to reach higher and a mother my adult children admire. I have the deep pleasure of satisfaction of being a leader in my profession, in part because I have consciously cultivated deeply authentic, lasting relationships.
This Thanksgiving I will be hosting my family near and far, as well as my exes and their loves, we will celebrate our children, our successes, our resiliency, our shared stories, and laugh with truly grateful hearts.
I challenge you to do the same. Apparently, you have a lot of time on your hands and a lot of years in front of you. May time humble you.
~Just L AKA Lori J Bumgardner (September 29, 2018)