Dear commenter who wrote:
Mary....this is the first time that I've read your blog & I'm afraid that I was a little offended. You speak about teaching your children about the "true" meaning of Valentine's Day....but then in the same blog use the "F" word. I'm afraid that I just don't get it. I would think that this would be considered in bad taste....especially since you are a business proffessional& refer people to your blog to get to know you better! I've heard good things about you & have looked forward to hearing you speak....but now I've found myself to be extremely disappointed!
You bring up some valid points.
Yet you don't sign your name.
I am pretty sure I have an idea of who you are. I'm speaking to a group next week, and I suspect I will see you there.
I promise I will NOT swear during the talk.
That said, this is not my business blog.
I am a business professional (please note the spelling). More importantly, I am a mom, a daughter, a wife and a sister. I am a Catholic.
And I say fuck all the time.
Is it inconsistent?
I'm not proud of it.
I'm inconsistent in lots of things.
I work out like a gladiator but can't bring myself to eat the way I'm supposed to.
I am passionately in love with my husband but get platonic crushes all the time.
I love a sparkling clean house, but can't find the time to clean the shower.
I'm not perfect.
I'm not trying to be perfect. I am trying to be excellent.
You may find it hard to believe that saying FUCK is ever a good tool to excellence.
But it is. It's called comic timing. "I need those fucking hearts" is funnier than "I need those hearts". I tried it both ways.
So, you don't think it's funny. Sorry.
Wait. No, I'm not. You don't have to think it's funny.
It's enough that I think it's funny.
And I do.