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I posted a thought on a Josh Groban concert and this is where it got me...

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on March 29, 2007 - 12:15pm

Well, I am recovering from an incredibly long night last night. I went to see Josh Groban for the first time and had some mixed feelings about the show. God, I wish I would have kept my opinions to myself instead of posting about it on FOJG. When will I learn that having a different opinion there will only cause problems? Have you ever read so much positive review of a movie that by the time you actually go and see it, that it does not quite live up to the hype? Well, anyone who knows me, knows how long I have waited to see Josh in concert. It has been years waiting. But I listened to everybody and all their reviews and I guess I expected too much. Don't get me wrong, He sounded good, music was good, and I did have a good time for the most part.I am still a huge fan of his. It was nice to get out for a night to myself. It just didn't leave me as effected as I had hoped. It didn't really live up to my expectations. I can't really even explain why either. I don't blame Josh for this, just my own head . Anyway, I explained my feelings about it on the FOJG boards and was quickly bashed as they felt I was insulting him. People that have not bothered to take the time to get to know me in any way have basically jumped down my throat because I wasn't saying all the sweet things a "Grobanite" should. I am my own person., I do not need to follow the love train that so many do. I am tired of feeling like I can't express my self freely without being attacked. Its not right. There is no freedom of expression there. People seem to be so afraid of the un popular opinion. Why does that threaten them so much? Why can't we just be ourselves? What bothers me the most is they thought I was insulting him. I would never say anything bad about Josh in anyway. I just wasn't touched at the show as everyone else I guess. What is the crime in that? Of course when I did mention that maybe I was feeling that way because of my failed marriage,and all the stress that I have been going through and they basically told me to keep it off the boards. I have always thought of that place as a place to vent with friends, to get things off your chest, to just get to know people and all their issues in life. We All have them. It is so much better to talk about them with people who will listen and understand. I guess many don't want to listen...They just think of me as trying to get attention. That is so not true. I just like expressing myself the best way I can. It feels good to be open and not hide feelings. Sometimes the feelings aren't positive, but I think that is perfectly normal too. I am fed up with it all. I am fed up with people trying to tell others what to say or do..........If they don't like it they can.......well.......nevermind...I will be nice. I don't expect every one to agree with my thoughts or feelings. I just hope they would respect me enough to let me say what I have to say....and not be so hurtful in their response. Is that expecting too much?

I am tired as another night of little sleep. My 4 year old boy is still coughing badly and now complains of his ear hurting. Time to take him back to the ear specialist. He kept me up most of the night again. I think maybe the tiredness I have had lately could have effected my feelings too. Just wish those people would have been a little more understanding....I guess I know who my friends are, and who aren't........Makes you wonder about letting your self be open like that to people......It is kind of scary when you do. Now I see why it is so scary! No one likes to be hurt. But if you don't let yourself be that open, then you can't get the peace that it can bring.

Anyway, not the blog I wanted to write today, but that is how my day has unfolded. I do think the one bright spot of the day was a phone call from a dear friend. Not to many people call me, so that was a special treat. The way this day has gone, it can only get better..........

Anyway, take care to all.You are loved..........

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