Dr. Em Posted August 26, 2007 Report Share Posted August 26, 2007 (edited) I've seen some criticisms of late regarding Gerard Butler fans and I thought I would address some issues here. There are some who think we Gerry fans need to, "Get a life," which for me, I find extremely ironic as through my association with other GALS, my life is so full that there are times I just want a rest! Most of you know the story of how GALS began, but let me brief you. One day I got a silly idea and wrote a tongue-in-cheek post regarding a new syndrome with Gerry fans. This was a total joke and I remember hitting the post button thinking, "Oh, please don't hate me for this!" And, "I hope SOMEONE posts on this thread." Much to my surpirse, the thread took off like wildfire and my life hasn't been the same since. Trust me, I never dreamed I'd be running (with loads of help from our capable and talented Admins. and Mods.) a website for Gerry or ANY actor! So, going back to the criticisms, I would like to address those by stating some of the things which have happened PROFESSIONALLY since posting the above thread and through my associations with other Gerry fans. Through Gerry Fandom I met Jennifer St. Giles, my best-friend and recent Bestselling Author. Through Jenni, I met Annette Batista, another of my best-friends, FOX director and fabulous photographer. Through GALS, I met Stef, another best-friend and brilliant web designer. Because of my friendship with these amazing women, we began www.betweenyoursheets.com. Though GALS, I met Ashley Kath-Bilsky, site admin for The Butler Did It Group, who is now a published author, BYS hosted author and good friend. Through Jenni, I met her wonderful sister, and best-friend, Tracy Clark, who is also now a partner with BYS. Though these women and because of our new business, I attended the Romantic Times Book Lovers Convention where I met amazing men and women and our company began taking off. Also through that convention we were able to network with other authors, both famous and working on becoming famous. Through the RT Convention, I was privileged to meet and talk in length with the owner of the Romantic Times Magazine, Kathryn Falk, who has been a great inspiration. Because of some things I have seen, I began Day Agency, a talent management company and have added a terrific partner who, as I have said 100 times is THE coolest man I've ever met. Through our convention in Vegas 2006, I met Suzi who is a friend and talent and my go-to gal when I need help with events. Through our convention in Vegas 2006, I met Tonya, Jereme and Gerry….nuff said. Ladies, I could go on and on and ON! I haven't even put half here! Through GALS, I have truly found my purpose – which is to empower women of all ages! It is this passion, the personal need for me to see every woman I come in contact with – either online or in life – realize they are valued and that they can achieve all of their dreams if they but believe in themselves, which makes me feel that perhaps I have made even a small difference in this world. I have many, many more irons in the fire which I can HONESTLY say originated due to my associations with TALENTED, WITTY, BRILLIANT, GENEROUS Gerry fans. There is no doubt that I do see that negative side of fandom and there are times I just need a good cry after dealing with drama, but when I get down about things, Jenni reminds me what our purpose is and to stay focused on our goals. She also reminds me of all the extraordinary events which have played out in my life due to GALS. I guess anyone can choose to see only the negative side of fandom (which is most assuredly there), but I prefer to look for the positive instead. So, this is what I would like to see in this thread, I would like to see you all post how your association with other Gerry fans has POSITIVELY impacted your life. DO NOT post ragging on the NEGATIVE site of fandom; that is NOT what I want us to concentrate on. There are plenty of those kinds of posts elsewhere. Dr. Em Edited January 5, 2008 by Stef with an F I am over tired and just took a muscle relaxant. Sorry this is so fracutred sounding, but I felt I needed to put this on the forum ASAP. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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