If you are reading this, you've successfully taken extra steps to become an "approved" viewer. I am very sorry for the inconvenience for those of you who have shown me support and told me you thought what I was doing was a good idea. If you don't want to read this any longer, however, then please don't. No hard feelings...I won't even know who you are.
Why am I going private?
Let's just say that there have been some people who have been rather non-supportive of this little Africa "thing" (people who I never thought would say the things they've said). But even this Chicago girl who lived smack dab in the middle of the "bloods" and the "crypts" and knew how to fend for herself, doesn't know how much more discouragement she can take. (not the bright and cheery post you were expecting, is it?) Just being honest.
On the bright side, I KNOW that what I'm doing is the right thing because obviously someone "down there" isn't happy about it. Well, "to hell with him"(literally). He's not invited!
I promise to be much more cheerful, uplifting and inspiring in my next post!
And, I almost have a date worked out for the fund-raiser mentioned below. (I think having the wind knocked out of me a few times lately affected me more than I realized.)