There is so much important conversation today about childhood bullying, it has occurred to me
that of course adult bullying is prevalent as well.... and in very subtle ways. It took some soul-searching on my part to discover what I was allowing and the realization that I needed to confront and set some firmer boundaries.
Over time I have severed ties to the blatant bullies in my life, but noticed recently that a long-time friend fits the subtle bully category. Once the behaviors (specifically exclusion and ridicule) were identified and admitted for what they are, I needed to make a choice and cut back on time spent trying to maintain a relationship with this person. Once addressed, it feels great to let that one go. Anyone else experience this?
And for a little seasonal drama, here's my vernal equinox fire
photo from last year as I ceremoniously burned the Christmas
tree. And the ice at the downspout a week ago... love this image...
running freely one day and frozen solid the next.