How is it possible to feel so completely enthusiastic, optimistic, jazzed, and itchin’ to get started in one area of your life and yet be so depleted, confused, hurt, insulted, and saddened in another?  Thank God for home, husband, puppy dog, family who love me, and strangers who say affirming things when the people who should be saying them are silent.  I think I must need to just make some new friends and finally forget about the ones who decided to ditch me.  Why can’t I just grow up already and quit allowing myself to be hurt by women who have one vision of how all women should be and won’t let you play if you don’t fit that vision?