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My Reason for Being HERE

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I've put a lot of thought into this the last couple of days and I really need to reconfirm my reason for using Spark. I started using these resources in January as a way to educate myself, track my progress and find support. I fell in love with this site and built a lot of strong friendships. Unfortunetly most of my friends and support have stopped using this sight and dissappeared.

I am here to help me on my journey that I need to take. I like to help others along the way, but I am doing this as volunteer. This is not a job for me, and I won't take abuse anymore. I'm helping with teams and challenges because they motivate me.

If I can help others then yes I like to give and recieve support. But I'm not being abused anymore, thats it, I'm using this sight for me, to help me. I have enough stress in my life right now without adding this kiddie drama in the mix. If you are here to support then great, I would love to help you too and I appreciate support. But if your just here to complain and abuse, then move on! I have no interest in you.
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    Sounds like the Right Attitude to me!

    4144 days ago
    I stopped being a real part of teams because I felt like it took too much out of, but then again- I don't feel connected and committed to the site without a strong support group. Maybe I kept picking the wrong groups... I keep joining new ones, but don't get into them for fear of the same things happening :( :(
    4151 days ago
    Good for you for taking a stand. You need to do what's best for you.
    But to let you know, I think you're a great team leader for the 20 Somethings and love the way you're running our BLC7 challenge. Not to mention I find your success very motivational! emoticon
    4198 days ago
    I second what Rachel wrote, thank you for everything during the BLC7. We appreciate the work you put in. Just say no to drama.
    4199 days ago
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    Hey! First- thank you so much for being as involved as you are with this site, with the 20 somethings team and the BLC 7.. you do so much that I think a lot of people don't even realize. Also thanks for just sticking around even though there have been some misunderstandings and spats about who does what.. it is all so trivial in the big picture and I am hoping, as I'm sure you are also that everyone can get over it and focus on the task at hand. I apologize if anything I said offended you at any point, I never intended to do so. I think you've made amazing progress and you truly inspire so many through this site. But at the end of the day, it is about you and your journey because you've still got a lot of mountain left to climb. Don't let anyone stop you, especially those who should be helping you. Let me know if you need anything.

    4199 days ago
    I'm here for you and anyone else that needs motivation and help and encouragement! :)
    4199 days ago
    hey mr.chris,
    i'm sorry that you have felt abused lately. I just wanted to let you know that i've found your story inspiring.
    i'm really strugling right now so i appricate what you have been thru.
    if your looking for some new drama free friends i'd be glad to chat with ya!
    have a good one!
    4199 days ago
    I have to second motherturtle85. I would love to be one as well. I appreciate all you do for the spark teams. I honestly dont know how you do it. It takes a lot of time and coordination. I hope you rediscover why you joined sp and how you can time manage to make time for your self, your weight loss, your goals. I want to share with you something that was posted today on BL7stars message boards. Go to google.com and search the following all in one "carrots, eggs, coffee beans". Its a nice little story. I dont know if you have ever read it before, but it definitely made me think today.
    4200 days ago
    I hope you can find some new friends to help you that are active now! I for one would love to be one! :)
    4200 days ago
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