All of this is part of growing up and I personally have found that no matter what the outcome is, I am always happy I decided to be honest about my thoughts and feelings. When you really don't care about someone, you simply don't make the effort to meet them halfway. I'm not making the mistake to think that someone's sharp tongue or hurtful words is a sign of someone who doesn't care. If you really listen closely to people who can't keep quiet about how much they dislike you, you'll find that the truth is not that they hate you, but that it's a deeper issue at hand. It could be hurt, it could be jealousy, it could be feeling misunderstood or slighted -- it could be something you can't even imagine because another person's picture of reality is so different from yours. The truth is it's not mine to understand. . .But it is my responsibility to be respectful, and when I can no longer be respectful, I walk away.
On the other hand, don't mistake my kindness for weakness. Just because I don't say every last little nasty thing that comes to my mind, I am in no way weak. I lay my head on my pillow at night content with how I run my life, and that's what is important to me.
I have learned a lot over the past year, and wonderful things can come of relationships that are allowed to change as they grow. But that doesn't mean you should ever become a victim of bullying. Remember that there's no age limit on bullying and it can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. It's not something to be taken lightly or brushed aside. I am working with some bullying campaigns now that do great work. THAT is how I make a positive out of a negative!!! It's never acceptable to hurt others intentionally, and it's even less acceptable for us as a society to let people off the hook for this kind of behavior. So be kind, but be vigilant -- because bullying leads to many sad outcomes, including suicide.
On a positive note, there are SO many new and exciting things happening in my life! We finally opened our first Sky Zone Anaheim Indoor Trampoline park last week, so friend us on Facebook at "Sky Zone Anaheim" to check out new deals and events happening! It's been such a joy wearing the kids out there once a week! LOL!
I'm also really excited to announce that my line, Alexis by Tal Sheyn, is debuting on HauteLook.com TODAY (June 13, 2012) so be sure to check it out to get the best deals on my glam fashions! You can get many of the styles for 50 percent on HauteLook! It's incredible how it's taking off! My other line, Alexis Couture, is now in local O.C. boutiques and is still available on my website, EverythingAlexis.com. They are the perfect casual summertime dresses!