There’s out…

…and then there’s out to your neighbours… I’ve been having a rough time since I moved in, with one neighbour shouting at me and sending the occasional hostile letter. In the last few months I’ve woken up a couple of times to find some minor vandalism. Last week was a bit special, had one of my windows super-glued shut. 😦

This morning I was busy painting shoes and I could hear this neighbour complaining about me to others in my block which was pretty unpleasant. I turned up the music and kept my head down.

This afternoon I discovered that the local Messenger was running the story about me for Big Circle Arts and Mental Health week. Hence the sudden interest by the neighbours. (the last time I was interviewed by The Messenger, it didn’t run the story in my local area)

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My first reaction is to feel ill. Stressed, exposed, discredited, humiliated, targeted. Feels like being back at school.

My second reaction (thank god for parts, they always have a different view) is defiance. I have nothing to be ashamed of, and nothing to be embarrassed about. I’m a decent person and a respectful neighbour. People can think what they like, I’m holding my head up and I’m happy with my life. Out is where I wanted to be.

2 thoughts on “There’s out…

  1. You go girl! You are a beacon of light and hope for so many with your authenticity and embracing of life’s up’s and down’s. oxoxYou go girl! You are a beacon of light and hope for so many with your authenticity and embracing of life’s up’s and down’s. Evey oxox

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