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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

You Won't Believe It

This post is going to be a little confusing, but just work with me.  Drama.  Do you know about, drama?  Not the great TV show we love to watch, not the class we took in high school that made us feel like we could make it on Broadway, not even the first grade girl who screams when she sees a lizard, drama.  I'm talking about the people in our lives who suck the very life from us because everything is a problem, everything is turned into a problem, and everything is about THEM.  You know exactly what I mean, I can feel your brain filing through the names of more than one person who fits the bill.  My drama, this person who confuses loyalty with "let me step all over you", this person who "one ups" you on everything, like when you talk about breaking your arm and then jumps in and says they broke both arms at the same time, that drama.  This person STOLE MY TEACHING IDENTITY!!!!!!!! Ok, I said it, out loud for everyone to read, maybe even the drama.

Imagine the look on my face when I was given a copy of something I could use and was told that drama gave it to them.  Ummm, this something, this one little very big thing, happened to be my LESSON PLANS!!!!  After further research, I find out that my PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER SHARED or MADE MYSELF was not made by me.  I don't even write on my very own blog, I don't have a Master's degree and I am not working on a Master's Certificate in math.  Guess what???? Drama has all of this.

I am befuddled or am I?  Maybe I really am drama?  Hold on.  Nope, it's me, I looked in the mirror.  I have so many ideas for my blog this year, but now I am concerned that they aren't my ideas at all.  One more thing, Drama is my FRIEND!  Drama has played its (no gender for fear of creating more drama) last role.  I have the upper hand here, because I was in drama and I am about to play the role of a lifetime.  My identity will not only be returned to me, in tact and better than ever, but drama will do it with a smile and not even know that I took it back.  This will be the last time drama creates drama about me when I am not in the room.  Bees, honey, vinegar, you know the saying.  It goes in line with the great friends, enemies, and closeness deal.  Drama and I will be so close you won't be able to tell where one ends and the other one begins.  

I digress... I won't do anything to drama, but that last paragraph sounded great.  I even believed I was a revengeful person, but alas, I am not.  Hence, the reason drama can walk all over me and I wipe off the footprints and wait for the next step.  It hurts. A lot.  I have to think of a way to get over this and move on.  It will be hard.  Very hard.  I can do this.

I don't want to stop sharing with my team, I don't want to stop being loyal, I don't want to stop being collaborative with others.  I don't want to stop being ME.  


  1. Wow Janine I'm sorry that happened to you! I did follow along with you post and it at times it was funny (I'm not laughing at you...just the way you wrote it). :o) At the risk of becoming DRAMA, I understand what you are going through somewhat as I've had my ideas/creations taken at school and presented as the ideas of others (and they get all the credit). I'm not after credit but jeez...how do these people live with themselves? I just don't get it! Again, I'm really sorry this happened to you and I hope you will continue to be YOU because you ROCK! I so enjoy your blog and your creations! Thank you for being YOU! :o)

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  2. Thank you for the encouraging words, I appreciate the love! I am glad it made you laugh. I laughed a lot after I posted it and re-read it. I will continue to be ME and it is because of awesome people like you that I can continue on in this great world of ours! Much love <3

  3. Janine,
    I am following YOU, not Drama. I promise to never confuse the two of you. Never, ever. Keep the faith my dear.
    An Open Door

  4. I follow you and like another said I will never confuse you. Stay strong and keep doing what you're doing!

  5. Wow! Unbelievable. I too follow you & won't confuse you with "Drama". So sad this person feels so poorly about themself that they need to steal your identity. I hope you're able to get this resolved. You have all of us behind you! Carol

  6. Janine,
    I'm so sorry this happened to you. Hang in there! Speak up for yourself and don't let this person do this to you anymore...it sounds like you are on your way. God bless!
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

    1. Thank you everyone for all of the love. Tomorrow is a new day and I will face DRAMA and move on. The support has been overwhelming and hopefully, I won't let the drama come home with me this week. I did this last week and it wasn't a good week here in my humble abode. The negativity rebounded upon us and tried to steal our happiness. I won't let that happen again!

  7. Wow. Has your week been better? I feel your pain. It is all too real to me. Best of luck and blessings.


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