Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Okay, all joking aside...

This will be a serious post from me. No pictures, no talk of stitching addictions, etc. I just want to clarify a few things.

Due to some recent events, I have decided to temporarily back off from the message boards. This is not one of those horrid farewells where other members beg the person leaving to stay. *gag* Rather, it's just a way of backing up and regrouping for me. There have been several people e-mail me with concerns so I just thought I'd go public with my thoughts and feelings.

I am finding that the older I get, the thinner my skin is getting. No, not like some bizarre medical condition, but I'm speaking in terms of the internet. Ya' gotta have a pretty thick skin to weather things on-line with message boards and such. Well, my skin isn't so thick anymore. For some reason, I am not as able as I used to be to allow things to roll off of me and just move along. I don't like that but it is what it is. So, that just means I have to take a break from time to time.

To my on-line friends and buddies: I don't wish to end any relationships with any of you. I don't mean to make it look like or make anyone feel like I have abandoned friends or boards. Just please understand that -- no matter how silly it is -- I sometimes have difficulty not letting things in the e-world get to me. That's when it's time to walk away. I will eventually come back around full-swing with a thicker skin and carry on from there. It might take me two weeks...it might take me two months...I don't know.

I hope this post is clear and that it explains why I am semi-absent from the boards. I cannot stay away from all boards 100% of the time, but I can choose to open stitching-related threads only and drool with the rest of you. You will most likely see me from time to time at the 123 Stitch message board, especially on Fridays when the weekly finish and weekly WIP posts are active. I love those pictures and posts!

Anyway, I have no clue if my e-mail address is anywhere in this blog, but in case anyone wants or needs to contact me, my e-mail is loriray2003 AT yahoo DOT com.

Bye for now and happy stitching! :-)

8 comments:

Chiloe said...

I think you are right. I don't like all the problems that can start in a BB, usually, people don't understand themselves because everything is written. So everybody read it with their own interpretation...

You need to protect yourself from negatives thoughts ;-) Stitching should be fine, right? I also love the friday post with WIP and finishes. At least, you keep your post so we can still see your stitching!

KimberlyD said...

I hear ya on what you've said...it's been a tough week for a lot of us. I hope to see you back soon, but in the meantime, I'm sure I'll run into you - I read/post to those same threads at 123, and I can always read your blog.

tkdquintmom said...

Ok Missy, you better stay in touch! I need my Bent Creek enabler :-) Take care of yourself, because you come first! :-) Just remember, there are ones who care. Keep stitching, it's great therapy and I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon, k?

Tammy said...

I agree with you! I don't belong to any stitchin' boards, but scrapping boards can be a nightmare, lol. I've backed off all boards and only want positive interaction from now on. Thus, I have so enjoyed just telling others how much I love their stitching! Be gentle with yourself and enjoy your needlework. :)

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MelanieCap said...

I know *I'll* miss ya, girl!
Hang in there.

Robin said...

Miss you already, hope to see you around.

coral said...

Hi Loiray...I hope yopu are OK and I will check in here often to see how you are ...Love Coral