This post marks the 250th time that I have pressed publish and shared my thoughts, and opinions about my relationships with all you amazing people. My first time posting was terrifying, and the second was even worse. But here I am, still going strong. I began posting to help me gain insight into my first open relationship. Writing helped me figure out if this lifestyle was really for me. If this new relationship norm was something that I could embrace long term, or like so many, test the waters and run away back to comfort of monogamy. I have shared my embarrassments, my shortcomings and of course a few sexy adventures over these past posts.
I am still developing into a person who embodies aspects of this lifestyle, with an ever growing confidence. And what’s more, the skills gained in this constant meeting of new people and exploration has branched into all aspects of my working and social life. I feel whole, and sexy, and everything that I really wanted to achieve a few years ago. This blog has helped me do this.
Whether you read out of curiosity, open mindedness, or even a simple keeping track of where this long lost friend is at with her life, I thank you. To date I have over 86’000 page views, and that is something I am incredibly proud of. In my first week of writing, I was terrified that 10 people would read my first post. I was so scared of the judgement. At the same time I was interested in those reading my words, and what they thought, then fearful again that someone I could run into would ask me questions about my personal life. I was also worried, at the start, that criticisms would cripple my creative writing process. And for the first 2 or 3 years, I wrote with a constant awareness that my family had the ability to read my blog, and then feel pain by my words. To counteract this fear, I often wrote vague posts that just skimmed the surface of what I was feeling. But then, I dug deeper. Those consistent clicks helped me to forge ahead.
I have written posts so personal, that I cried as I typed. And the crazy thing? My readers have stuck around. You have forgiven me for shocking you, for bearing my soul, and patted me on the back when I made you laugh. I feel fearless. I don’t write worried that I may offend someone. I write for me. My words, my truth. When you have found your truth, criticisms just fade away. I have accomplished something that very few people have done. I have pressed the button that shared my soul, thoughts and feelings publicly 250 times and just in time for the start of 2017. I hope each and every one of my readers can find something that they have accomplished, and take a moment to feel the pride that I do. It is a wonderful high. Embrace your truth, and live your life for you. Cheers to at least 250 more adventures.