From what I’ve experienced, I really think you would have better luck walking on a dozen hot, flaming coals and not getting your feet burned than to be able to keep any type of peace among these women for an evening. Sure, everyone has their little angry moments and spats from time to time, which is normal, but life is seriously too short to judge. I have learned to let it go. Just forgive and forget. If there is an issue, what's done is done, just forgive and move on. Why let something that happened in the past ruin what happiness you could have in the future? It's just not worth it. I've really tried to keep a positive attitude this past year, because that's about the only thing I can control myself. I can’t control what others say and do, so there is no point in attempting to evade it. I have really tried to make an effort to steer clear of the crazy cattiness, unexpected drama, or the always classic unidentified flying object thrown by someone trying to make a point to someone else across the room. LOL. Who knows? Hey, it's all entertaining to me. Just grab a seat and open up a bag of popcorn and watch. LOL. I always say "if you can't beat 'em. . .join 'em." More than ever, I'm a very firm believer that patience is a virtue, especially when you are placed right in the middle of a group of women that are dealing with their own life issues. It’s like having too much testosterone in one room all at the same time. Good luck! I have definitely had a lot of ups and downs this season. I have learned a lot, cried a lot, and grown a lot.
But overall, I've found that in life, when confronted by low points, we are always able to find a wide open door for growth. You just have to take the time to realize it's there waiting to be opened and go for it. I have found my own personal self-worth through all of this and am very grateful to say the least. I know with God, a positive attitude, great family, and friends by my side, anything is possible.
The best way to summarize this season is to relate my life to songs. I absolutely love music! This season the songs of my life would include “Tainted Love,” “Bad Girls,” and “Ceremony.” It's crazy how fast life changes when you are thrown into the spotlight overnight. No one can really prepare you for how reality television changes your life and rocks you to your core. I found myself thinking a lot about both the joy and heartache that comes in life with the cost of trying to enjoy success in one area of your life and simultaneously, the cold, cutting affliction of losing out in another area.