I’m really excited about a lot of things. I’m also nervous, because I’ve decided to take some risks which put the possibility of failure on my figurative, full to overflowing, plate . Still, it’s a fantastic feeling to have plans and ideas to look ahead to.
I’ve cut one shift every other week at the hospital, so that I can move forward with my plan to supplement my income with my photography. I know I’m on a steep learning curve, but I love it, and I’ve gotten some wonderful feedback on my work. I plan to cut another shift in the near future, so that I’ll be working two twelve-hour shifts per week, instead of my current schedule of three shifts one week, and two shifts the next. Honestly, I never thought I’d attempt to have my own business, but I’d never found the right outlet before, either.
This is it. I know it.
In addition, I am making plans to attend two poly conferences, with an eye towards presenting. I loved my time at Beyond the Love last year. It is a challenge for me, living in a very small conservative area, in a very conservative state, to have the face to face community that I think can be so important to any group of people who are “outside” of the box. Much of my learning and socialization and feeling of community within PolyLand, comes, for me, from online and long distance interaction. I am not sure exactly where I’d be without my online community,my friends, my discussion groups, my blog. The things I assimilate and integrate into the way I practice relationships, and the way I function in my relationships are very much influenced by the things and people and writings I have access to through the internet.
I think this is an amazing thing.
So, I want to give back to this bigger community. I want to contribute too.
The last thing I’m looking forward to, is opening my heart to the possibility of another significant relationship. It’s time. Special Man and I are very solid now, months after The Great Failed Breakup of 2014. I have been closed off, and, well, downright scared.
I’m not scared any more.
I am however, skeptical that I will find anyone local that I connect with. I am careful, cautious, and slow to love. And I’m really okay with that. It does mean that finding kindred partners is a challenge, especially when you factor in the previously mentioned very small conservative location of my existence.
Oh well. The first step is opening your heart to all the possibilities.
So, bring it.