Anyway, there is a part in the movie where "Mick" visits New York City for the first time. Heck, it's the first time he's ever even been away from home. He tries to greet everyone he sees with a cheery "G'day" and they look at him like he's crazy. Well! I feel like "Mick" almost every day of my life. Except people don't look at me like I'm crazy, they just look at me with utter contempt. Or like I'm from a different planet.
So, as a result, I'm probably not as sweet and friendly as I used to be. Mainly because when you do try to speak and be polite, it makes people angry. Or worse, it attracts the crazies. I learned the hard way that it's just better to be quiet and keep the peace.
But, if you're outgoing, loud, happy and like to laugh, it also makes for a very dull existence. Which is what brings me here. Hillbilly Debutante allows me to keep that part of who I am alive and kickin'. It's connecting with and hearing from all of you that makes my world go 'round.
So, this morning when I sat down at my desk, and started reading my e-mails I 'opened' a letter that just made my heart swell. Can I share it with you?
I was reading your blog yesterday. You were struggling with the question of whether it was a writer's blog or a travel/road blog, a fashion blog, whatever.
Kathie, you have never been constrained to one of those labels. Your personality and adventures and likes/dislikes are why we read it. Not for one or the other. Your personality was always your best feature and your life is unlike any of us. You were a radio personality, a Mrs Missouri, a lobbyists wife, a George Washington lover, cowgirl, wife, mother and a writer. BE ALL OF THOSE! We love it! I would be terribly bored if you pigeon-holed your blog."
Well, okay then! It's amazing what a few words of encouragement can do. I feel like a whole new girl. Or at least myself again.
It is such a nice feeling to know that someone likes what you're doing.
Thank you, for the letter above, and thanks to ALL of you who read Hillbilly Debutante every day. I appreciate everyone of you and will work very hard to earn your loyalty. ((humble))