There is nothing more discouraging than someone close to you who doesn’t support your dreams. Twice tonight I have spoken with someone whom I have had to use every last shrewd of my patience with.
As some of you may know I am planning on establishing a non-profit organization with a focus on women, children & single mothers. Originally focusing on homeless & at risk youth (that is still a goal). However since than I decided to collab with my sister merging our ideas together forming Sister 2 Sister Org.
It is quite a process but we are finally starting to make way. We have decided to help a young lady named Lauren who we would both see on occasion collecting money in the station. I am happy about this decision & wanted to share our accomplishments with a fellow family member, just for him to turn around & say “make sure she doesn’t stab you in the throat she could be crazy for all you know.” What? (Serious face) I am in awe with the amount of ignorance in this statement. Here we are trying to do something good & yet someone has still found room to turn it into something bad.
As if this wasn’t enough he then goes on to tell me that he thinks that I am becoming lazy, because I spend way too much time on the computer. Working on my book mind you. Besides what business is this of his? What I do with my time is my business. I don’t feel the need to defend how I choose to spend my time. If I was a weak minded individual, his rational might have made sense or I would have been led to believe that. The sad reality is that some people are so undeniably small minded that they simply do not possess the brain compacity to comprehend things of such nature. This was literally beyond him.
Searching for the patience & understanding needed to deal with a person of this nature.
Feeling highly annoyed & admittedly discouraged.
– Steph B 🐝