It has come to my attention that I have offended some of our members. I want to apologize to everyone in local 13. (This will be cross-posted on the YXIWG board as well)
If at anytime I have come across as angry or stuck in the past or cold or dismissive - I apologize completely and humbly. I apologize to all I have offended or given the wrong impression to. I can certainly do that on the boards. As my Rogue will tell you, I come off stiff and formal on the boards, I just haven't gotten the hang of relaxed conversation via a computer yet - I like hand gestures and facial expressions. I am trying to learn - it just isn't as easy to learn as German was though.
I hold no grudges and have let go of all past history. Yes, the memories are there but I do my best to not let it color my thinking. I recognize that I could have been more diplomatic with several decisions and I could have handled several things, especially the hostel, in a different manner. I did the best I could at the time. I promise, I am learning from my actions.
As an educator, I believe life is a learning experience and boy has this been one so far.
So, to all I have offended - again I apologize. I will continue to do my best for this local. I honestly believe we can be the best local of the IWG. We have a wonderfully diverse group of women who each has something unique to contribute. I honestly do not expect everyone to agree on every subject - that would be impossible. I do expect everyone (including myself) to be civil, honest and communicative.
aka Kae - Madame of Local 13