I have been on this forum a while. This isn’t the only forum I belong to, I don’t participate much on other forums mostly because I don’t like the format, and a lot of those people are here anyway.
I find it interesting on a forum this large how many different kinds of people there are here, its a big ol spectrum, I like it and I think it makes the forum more interesting, how boring if we were all similar, what would we talk about?
We have people who are religious, and some who are atheist, there are grandmothers who have 20 grandkids and raised six kids, some who have never had a child, some people are single parents, some on fourth husbands, some gay, some not, some just who they are.
We come from all different socioeconomics, some of us graduated from college and are proffessionals, some of us barely escaped highschool, some of us have exciting jobs, some of us have jobs we hate and some stay at home with kids and struggle with the beauty and hard work that entails. most of us are American or Canadian but many are from other awesome places.
Some of us struggle with mental illness or physical illness, disability or deficit. There are people on this list who never leave home.
But we all have something in common. We love these babies. We might be collectors, or artists, hobbyists, or a genius crafter. We might be entrepreneurs. teachers, or just love the babies because we love the babies.
I hear a lot of talk outside (PM and/or or on other forums) about the frustration with the “Drama” here. I am not bothered by it as much because I think it is natural when you get a lot of women with a lot of ideas and opinions who desire to communicate with other women who have their own ideas and opinions that there will be heat.
I think it is an opportunity to learn and to grow. On a forum everyone is equal, it doesn’t matter how much money you have, what you look like, if you are a celebrity, or if this is the only social outlet you have in your life.
Here the playing field is equalized, we are all numbers, letters, a keyboard, a screen. There is safety and anonymity in that if you choose it.
The majority of people here are respectful, kind, generous with information, reach out if you seem like you need it, pray if you ask for it, will send you hair or eyes if you have a deadline and need em quick. I love that.
This is like a family in its own odd way.
Then there are those who struggle with interaction and I think we all try to be aware of that and make room for it. That melts my heart. I wish I were better at it.
Then there are those who are just unhappy, for what ever reason and they spread a little of that on purpose or are completely unaware of it, it’s just how they operate, it is their normal.
All this isn’t some great discovery, we all know it, we all get it… well most of us do.
I just think it is worth thinking about and remembering when the temperature rises. I know I need reminding.
We are a shower of confetti and it is beautiful, a combination of shapes and color and texture, all by ourselves we are just a bit of paper floating on the wind but all together we are a celebration.
Let’s be kind (and if I need reminding please PM and let me know).
It has never been" drama", just a lot of loud talking at the dinner table, at the end of the day we are all friends and family and human.
Find your happiness in unusual places today, you will be surprised where it hides.