(22nd day, 343 more days to go) Leave Me Alone!
As I was browsing my favorite websites today, I read that Oprah’s big secret revealed that she has a half-sister. I couldn’t help wonder if Oprah accepted her sister with open arms upon realizing her existence. The segment where she interviewed her mother suggested to me that O was slightly bothered by the entire ordeal. Maybe I’m over thinking it but think about it. Sometimes when you get into a comfortable stage in your life you don’t want to be bothered by other people’s mess especially if it belongs to your parents.
This reminds me of all the mess I’ve been involved in the past. You try so hard to get your life together then here comes someone or something to disrupt your peaceful life. Considering O is a Billionaire who knows if her half-sister has other motives or if she had to pay to silence her. Sadly, that has to cross your mind when you’re successful with lots of money.
On the other hand, you have to be nice when you probably are in no mood to. I learned early on that I didn’t want to be bothered with my father’s side of the family. I did make an effort here and there to try to maintain some kind of relationship. My last attempt was hanging with my half-sister and cousins for Thanksgiving years ago. As everyone was enjoying themselves, I was sitting there wondering why did I agree to be there. I wanted to run and never come back again but it was difficult cause my daughter was having such a good time.
I kept thinking how it would hurt my daughter’s heart that she wasn’t going to be able to see her new cousins anymore. In the end, I had to do what was best for me. I didn’t want to dread going to spend time with them for the holidays. Now, it would be hard for me to go back because I haven’t been obligated to do anything with anyone during that time of year. I no longer have to call them or fight through the holiday rush just to go see them. Then you can’t forget having to go into debt to buy them gifts.
I’m content with my family and I don’t have any desires to reach out to anyone. I just hope they don’t have any desires to reach out to me.
Written By: Maxx