Neill Skylar

Neill compares being attacked by a Southern belle to taking some hair spray in the face.

on Aug 15, 2011

Yup, that’s me! How y’all doin’ tonight? 

All right, so let’s address my “Welcome Back To Dallas/Attack Party” and the pink polka-dotted elephant in the room. Yes, that was…awkward with a capitol “A” and a drawn out “d”! The only thing I actually learned that night is that being attacked by a Southern belle is like being shot in the face with a can of hair spray (Aqua Net to be specific). LOL! At first you’re in shock, and then it leaves a bitter taste in your mouth.  So wow. I sure didn’t expect that. The funny thing is that I was actually excited to meet everyone that evening -- especially the girls! Yet instead of being welcomed, I became a walking target encountering completely negative, closed off, judgmental strangers. What do you know? So I ended up disappointed, and it wasn’t that fun. At all. Especially when you’re the new girl.

Anyway, reflecting on that night, do I think it was completely ridiculous? Yes. Did clueless strangers make arrogant and catty comments towards me? Yes. Do I think I deserved it? No. What did I do wrong? Pretty sure nothing! I’ve made a choice in my life to be positive for myself and towards others. I will not let petty situations or people bring me down. Plus I’m a new mother, and I’ve got to tell you, I’m a great one. I’ve never worked so hard in my life to balance this new chapter. After being out on my own since I was eighteen, after all the experiences I’ve had and struggles I’ve been through to get where I am today, I’ve found happiness within myself.  And I’m proud to admit I’m actually a healthy, loving, caring, driven, and passionate young woman.