No Apologies


This quote has resonated with me with a force that I could not longer ignore.  Why? Because it’s truth on paper, or in this case … Pinterest. I’ve kept my distance on my Blog for reasons that were just not genuine and this little reminder brought me here today. I know… I know … I know. 

I haven’t been “too busy” to write. Lamest excuse evah!  Seriously! I’m not out solving world peace, I’m walking dogs and washing dishes. Just doing my thang. 

Old Habits Die-Hard

Old Habits Die-Hard

The truth is I’ve been away because old habits really do die-hard, especially those from our childhood. Those Mother Efers are like the Michael Myers of behaviors!  Just when you think you’ve beat them down, stabbed, shot, drowned, suffocated and tied them to a train track before dropping them into a 10 foot grave, someone comes along; lets out one little comment that resurrects these assholes into spring chickens! Once again proving the power of  our Words.

That’s right folks, I let the words of a small group of naysayers bring me back to a place I thought was out of my life for good. Obviously that was not the case. Apparently there are a few people in my world who read this Blog anonymously. Meaning they are not included in the 712 out and about followers. 

This handful of naysayers, who prefer to lurk in the shadows of my business and later zap me with my own words when the opportunity strikes are the real story tellers. That’s right folks, because every time they open their mouths to undermine my dreams, criticize or predict my doom they are letting the world know their story, not mine. So from this moment on not one more fuck will be given about their “opinion.” 

2ec12bf281d76a09e5095674b964e0f3My blog was born as a therapy session outside of my therapy session, not a NY Times best seller. It’s just a little speck out in the world that allows me to dump some long overdue baggage out the window and let  shit go. So if a handful of people can’t deal with that the solution is simple …. stop reading it. That friends is not rocket science. 

Letting go of some baggage over time has enabled me to start growing into my own badass self and I AM NOT APOLOGIZING for being ME just because a certain crew of negative people can’t seem to handle that truth.

I have spent 2 and a half years writing 180 essays on top of 3 years of counseling trying to bring my genuine self to the surface and it’s going to take more than a few mean-spirited naysayers to bring me down. Snap!

Now let me go dig into a nice big bowl of diamonds for dinner so I can continue to SHINE ON and Enjoy the Ride! 


30 responses

  1. Good for you and welcome back! The best revenge is shining on when your naysayers say otherwise.

    1. Amen! I might need some sunglasses today with all this positive energy.

  2. What? I was sure you were solving world peace! Welcome back you badass! We missed you.

    1. I could never take on world peace without you and Susannah in tow!

      1. Yep, get us together for wine at Bremelman’s and we can solve anything!

  3. To anyone who has the balls to say one negative word about Lisa, fuck you and don’t follow her blog!

    I’m so proud of you for having the positive attitude you have about this situation! A weak woman would be brought to her knees crying but not you. Not only are you funny as a mo-fo but you are beautiful, smart and courageous! I would never have the nerve, let alone the talent to put these thoughts you have in to words to be shared with others. Please don’t ever stop, you inspire me, and I’m sure others, in many ways you don’t even know about.

    Keep being wonderful you!

    1. Thank your so much Jennifer! You should really teach a Badass Class because little do you know you have taught me so much!

  4. Yup, glad you’re back. While I don’t really know what happened, I do know my blog gin’ buddy. As far as I can tell, you are an astute observer, a funny woman, and one with a big ass heart. There will always be assholes in the world. Don’t let me get to you.

    Or when they do, just send ’em to us. Mwhahahahaha.

    1. Hahaha! Thanks Elyse …. I just can’t stand assholes these days. There seem to be breeding at a high rate these days….lol

      1. Clearly, it’s something in the water. And it’s likely Obama’s fault like everything else …

  5. I meant don’t let them get to you. I am apparently having some trouble here!

  6. You don’t even need to eat diamonds to shine. Your rays are so damn bright even when you are just walking the dogs or doing the dishes you shimmer about! Keep on doing what you do, for it makes you,

    1. Hahaha! I can’t stop laughing at “shimmering about”! I’m imagining leaving a bright trail … sort of like a slug.

  7. Just remember that when one points their finger at you there are three turned back at them! Shine on is right!

    1. I always have this sort of advice for everyone else, but me, not so much.

  8. You go girl!!!!
    Wow. I don’t know how I would handle it if people used my blog negatively. My badass self would most likely rise up and I would say, “Thanks for reading!” and let them eat my dust as I walked away.

    1. You are indeed a seasoned badass Susie… I’m still learning Grasshopper.

  9. I’ve missed you and am glad you’re back. To the naysayers – I invoke the words of Glinda the Good Witch ‘be gone, you have no power here’. Their feeding their needs, not yours and last I looked, you’re not an all-night diner, so they can come in an sit down, but they need not get a cup of coffee.

    1. First Mimi I love your photo! Thanks for your kind words.

  10. If I can do it at home, in my yoga wear (which I don’t practice yoga in) then I’m in! I wonder if there is any money in it 😜

    Have a wonderful day!

  11. Shine on! I can’t imagine why anyone would have anything negative to say about you. There are those that can’t survive without being negative about everything. They thrive on it. They are an unnecessary part of our lives that we just ignore and forget about. Like a skin tag on the back of neck. They have no value. You go girl!

  12. I bow before your badassery.

  13. Cheers (currently with water in my glass) for authenticity! You, like me, are one bad ass mother fucking Unicorn!! 😉 (Extra swears for emphasis.)

  14. How did I miss this…it was bugging me so much what you told me, and how they got to you…but temporarily, thank goodness.

    I knew you were writing because I read Dust Bunnies. It made me smile you were back on the horse.

    I love Kate’s suggestion…Bemelman’s can take the sting out of anything.

    Great comeback piece.

    And they must like it despite their remarks, because they are clearly still reading it.

    Why don’t you suggest more fiber in their diet.

    1. I just imagine them wondering “is she talking about me?”

      1. Good, let them wonder. It will give them something else to do.

  15. Yikes! Mean people have too much time on their hands. I have always liked the quote “Blowing out someone else’s candle won’t make yours shine any brighter.”

    I’m glad you are back!

  16. You go girl! Sorry it’s taken me so long to read this & comment!

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