Rumor mills. Gotta love ’em. Or not.
I’ve been pretty quiet in the SCA so far. Not quite three years in, I tend to keep to myself and my circle of friends and don’t really rock the boat. This coming weekend, however, I may have to do some investigative work to find out where the rumor about me is truly coming from, because it seems that, despite my low profile, I’ve become the target of some gossip.
It’s not terribly bad gossip, but it is incorrect info that’s being spread, so I have to put the kibosh on it before things get crazy. I know that a lot of people have my back, but that’s not going to stop people from spreading misinformation apparently.
Am I terribly worried? Not really, but I can’t just let it go. People shouldn’t spread gossip regardless of how big or little the effect of said gossip might be. If you don’t know the whole story, then keep quiet. It’s simple. Don’t spread shit, won’t be shit.
Don’t worry, though. I’m keeping a level head about it. I won’t go off on the spreader or spreaders of gossip. I won’t scream or yell or even cuss. I’ll have a reliable witness, a Peer in the Society, with me when/if the need arises to confront the person or persons who are spreading lies. A discussion will be had, and then, hopefully, that will be that. I’ll go on with my life, they’ll go on with theirs, and things will settle down.
In a month, things will slow down as far as commissions go, and I’ll be able to focus on my writing and on projects for myself and my husband. Despite all the embroidery I’ve done for others in the Society, I have almost zero garb with my own embroidery on it!! Same for my husband. Lol So I’ll remedy that in the months following Estrella War. We’ll both be working on using our arts for ourselves (being a little selfish, but after the amount of work for others we’ve both done I think more than makes up for it) for a bit before we start back on commissions for our arts.
I’ll keep on moving, regardless of the rumors floating about. I’m not going to let a little scuttlebutt keep me down. 😉