Thank you for reading. I’d been meaning to write this for awhile, but I had to figure out how to balance it out so it didn’t sound like a “whoa is me” story. What triggered the story was oddly an episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and how much people were criticizing how happy a cast member Tanya Sam is. I’ve watched over the past few weeks, and she reminds me of me in so many ways. Kenya reminds me of all four people I talked about, specifically the receptionist and the college-mom friend.

Folks will suck the life out of you if you let them, and I kinda want her to get off the show before they do. They already did it to Kim Fields. (Side note: If you have no idea what I’m talking about, good for you. It means you haven’t gotten sucked into reality TV.)

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