I call it like I see it.
And as a result, most people either really love me, or really hate me.
I’m okay with that now.
In fact, I’m great with that.
It’s taken 45 years, but I don’t feel the need to tiptoe around.
I hide behind nothing.
And I sleep really well at night.
I realize I push the envelope sometimes.
But sometimes, I think the envelope needs to be pushed.
Even if it makes someone feel uncomfortable.
Especially if it makes someone feel uncomfortable.
I know that laying it all out on the table will cause some people to stop reading what I write.
I never thought it would prompt someone to tell a bunch of lies and try and get me fired last week.
I guess it comes with the territory.
But what also comes with the territory are messages like this:
I wanted to thank you again for your blog. Ican’t tell you how many times, including last night, that it has saved my sanity. And I only have one kid. I just, don’t know what I would have done last night had I not been a follower of your blog. I’d like to think that I would have reacted the way I did anyways, but I don’t think so.
Susie, thank you for your wonderful post today about the kid who won’t participate. Really helpful and reassuring. No doubt thousands of parents are taking real comfort in this one.
Even if I were to ever eventually lose a job for speaking my mind, those messages right there are a reminder of why I will continue to do it.
And to the people who took the time to leave those messages for me,
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