Saturday, February 10, 2007

Frozen Inside

             

 

The weather is breaking in western Pa.  Unfortunately, yesterday other things were breaking.  My old car for one thing which I'm waying the pro's and con's of how much more I'm going to shell out and when to cut my losses.

I have to say that I take my journal and my journal friends very seriously.  I devote my time and love to those who read my journal and to the journals I read.  All of you have become a crucial part of my life.  That said, my heart is broken when I see a journal friend close up shop; particularly when it's because of undue stress put upon them by those in this cyber world.

Today, I feel like I've lost my kindred soul plus another person whom I love dearly.  I'm also afraid that in one instance, I might have played a part in the decision.  For that, my heart is totally breaking.  I remember when my dear friend, Penny, deleted her journal for a while.  I was heartbroken but understood.  I also love and support those who have decided they can take no more.  I truly love my friends here.  I truly despise the fact that this place has become a place that causes them undue stress, to say the least.

I still have graphics to tag and will get around to it but feel a bit lifeless right now.

I just want to express my love and support to my dear friends who have stopped or will stop posting for now.  Love you dearly!

 

                 

27 comments:

jlocorriere05 said...

I was sorry to see the latest one go too Chris. J-Land ceases to be fun when so many are being hounded out. I do hope the pettiness stops, who will they pick on when everybody has gone? Take care and keep warm. Jeannette xx  

siennastarr said...

Chris.. you know I love you!  I still have your number and you have mine.  I will email and keep in touch, as I hope you will too!  I pray I come back someday.. but, right now.. my heart is just not in it.

Our friendship does not stop because of my silly old journal shutting down shop.  
Keep those graphics coming! :)

Love and big hugs to you

Jackie

shayshaydc said...

This is suppose to be a fun place.... a place to come and unwind and enjoy the company of others.... it's a shame when people use it for something else...something bad... given time.. I'm sure things will be back to normal soon... and Chris... I think of you as one of my best friends....... you were one of the first people I talked to here in J-Land!!!! Hang in there girl!!! Love ya... http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

sugarsweet056 said...

You express my feeling re the lost journalers. :(
Have a good weekend, Sug

springangel235 said...

I hope everyone reads this and the ones that closed up shop, will come back stronger, and better...you have a beautiful weekend...you expressed yourself well...hugs and love,
Joyce

pharmolo said...

Thanks for this, Chris, I think it's needed.

midwestvintage said...

 I am sad also when I see the problems amoung some j landers.  Sorry this fun pass time is a problem for some.  Hope the ones who stop journaling come back for they are missed.

                      Julie

lisa41076 said...

Chris, I am so too about our sweet friend, I hate that some trolls force them to make thier journals private or upset them so much where they delete thier journals, I cherish my J-land friends, Hugs Lisa

sjdodgerfan81 said...

Chris.. I know i am sad too:( keep in there....Alisa

astoriasand said...

OH! I am so sad to read you feel so down Chris,I wish I could help.I too felt the same way when a friend from J/land of mine left too.I am not one of the most popular J/ landers.but I do try and I love being here and enjoy every word I read and the people are so welcoming and kind,It has helped my depression more than I can say.I have found everyone so kind who I have come across so far anyway.I have no idea who these nasty people are  I read posts about,but they are not worth losing good friendships over.I hope you soon feel better and the car doesn't cost you the earth to get fixed.Take Care Have as good a weekend as possible.I am off over to your other journal now God Bless Hugs .xx
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

jeadie05 said...

Like you Iam so sorry to see our dear friend make the decision to go ,why does the minority spoil it for everyone else ...love Jan xx

chat2missie said...

I agree about loosing some great people here in J-land recently.  It's such a shame.  Hope they come back.  Have a good weekend and stay warm.
Missie

my78novata said...

we are suppose to get a storm a big one Monday. We will se ifthye are right. Yes its a shame to have all the judgements going on with out rock solid proof I agree . I hope you stay safe and warm

jckfrstross said...

so sad and too much drama in j-land:( hope you decide on your car:) have a good weekend and stay warm

Deb

ravenjuiced said...

I haven't seen who it is you're talking about yet, still making the rounds through J-Land with my new computer. But I dig the grapics on this one. What is it about those masquarade masks that is just so sultry and cool? I've never been to a masquarade party, I'll have to hit one before I die.

Fred

princesssaurora said...

It is sad... I wish there wasn't all this nonsense... I am happy it has never touched me directly.

be well,
Dawn

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

I am always wondering why and who and what the heck is going on????  I just found out about one squabble taking place...don't know why and don't want to know why!  But I hate seeing it all unfolding?  Hope you have a great weekend!  TerryAnn

lanurseprn said...

I just hate what's been going on here.  It makes me so angry I could spit nails!  I'm glad you aren't going anywhere. I'm heartbroken over Jackie leaving.  I do hope she's coming back soon.
Love ya,
Pam

imgr8phil said...

You should cut your losses and get a new car.  So that's decided!!  LOL  As far as what is happening in J-land, I truly hate to see anyone I love leave because of others that are psychotic.  Jackie is one of my favorites.  I hope you don't have any plans to leave.  Hope you are having a good weekend.  Take care.

Phil

oxobagladyoxo said...

Well I am not closed up .... just a long pause. Not sure how long my pause will last but I told myself I would never close this one up.

Hope your doing well!

Hugs,
Chelle

rdautumnsage said...

(Hugs) I'm all out of words on whats going on in J'land . Ive only been around since Dec. , but so many that have gone private, or are leaving like Jackie. I have grown close to and love being friends with. And will continue to do so!! Who would imagine we would reach a day and age when mere words would drive us away and hurt worse than sticks and stones? (hugs) Love Ya Indigo

penniepooh said...

Chris, who uses the old car since you got the new one? One car is enough of a headache, let alone two to worry about!
Boy, did I miss my journal when I stopped it for that short time. At least there was no drama behind it, I just got tired of it. lol, I won`t be doing that again! I know what you mean, you get used to reading certain ones and you feel a sense of loss when they leave. ( you have to keep doing yours forever, by the way, as per me!! )  heh  heh
Love you xoxo
penny

fuzilady said...

thank you and I sent you an email

love ya
jennifer

tpiez4me said...

Are we in High School again??  Why the pettiness? I am sad and sorry to see these go on hold too.  I will miss them!  Hey, didn't you get a new car?  Then HELLO why are we messing with the old one?  OLD CAR vs NEW CAR...hmmmm, easy choice for me LOL!!!!!

helloimkara said...

I just don't get the drama and mean spiritedness!  SO very sad!!!

Kara

chevyz71gurl74 said...

It saddens me to lose so many great Jlanders in all of this drama also....it's so sad!  Hope you are doing okay Chris...
Hugs,
Terri

rebuketheworld said...

Oh Chris, I bet your friend will come back. People close up shop for so many reasons. I understand the loss, I would feel that way if you left. Actually, I would hunt you down and tell you, dont you be leavin girl.

I dont know about the drama whirl these last few weeks. Read some of it elsewhere but it goes in seasons. Such as life. ~Raven