We are about midway through January and I haven’t given you all an update in a while, so here goes.
Dating Ruby… Â is awesome. Â We’ve got our next outing planned, in Portland. Â We’ll be going the Queer Honky Tonk and then off to more private activities. Â She’s pretty wonderful, which I suppose you’ve gathered by now.
Exploring local dating options… Â I’m using OKCupid and more personal connections to explore potential dates closer to home. Â I’ve been on a lunch date with someone I’ve actually been an acquaintance of for about 15 years. Â We’d connected through Fetlife already and finding each other on OKC, with a high match percentage, was compelling. Â Next up: Â playing pool and having adult beverages. Â There is another, someone I’ve known for quite a while as a very good friend. Â Something additional to our friendship has been building up and we’re looking for some time to focus on what that might be.
A blast from the past… as if I weren’t manwhore enough, a renewed connection with an ex is coming up and I’m really excited. Â Not gonna say more at this time. Â And no, it’s not who you probably think it is.
Writing projects… Â I have a list of writing projects due one after another. Â My review of Unintentional Time Traveler was the first. Â Next up, completing and submitting a piece for Letters For My Siblings. Â After that, a piece for Lavender Life. Â After that… there are some other anthologies of interest. Â Also, the e-book of erotica that I want to self-publish as well as an exciting potential collaboration with two other talented butch erotica writers. Â 2014 is shaping up to be a good year for writing.
The Novel… I took a break after NaNoWriMo and I need to get back to it. Â I’m slipping off my projected schedule but I think I’ll be OK. Â I needed a break and wrote a bunch of dirty stories in December. Â I think you all liked them, at least a little. Â Buddy’s been tugging at my sleeve and threatening to kick me in the nuts if I don’t get back to his story, so I’d better not dally long.
Yoga.. every Sunday morning. Â This is my spiritual, body-mind-soul connection practice. Â My yoga and meditation practice is continuing the work I started with therapy and I continue to have amazing breakthroughs and revelations as a result.
Work… I’ve taken on some new responsibilities for my consulting company and I’m working my way into those, stretching my brain in new ways. Â The new stuff involves writing more than just code: Â technical and persuasive writing. Â I’m excited to make new important contributions and proud to have my abilities recognized. Â And a little daunted by the amount of faith they have in me to make a difference.
Pizza Klatch… I continue to facilitate the group at my alma mater and I am serving on a committee concerned with outreach and public speaking for the group. Â I’m resigning from the board for the time being, having served for four years. Â We now have about a dozen new volunteers eager to serve on the board and committees and more on the way. Â I’m really proud of this group and excited to see what the future holds. Â I am also conscious of my need for down time so stepping off the board right now seemed perfect.
Family… my family is awesome. Â We have so much love here and so much going for us. Â We are truly blessed. Â I have a story to tell about my Elder Spawn which will probably tickle you all, so look for that soon. Â The Small Person is growing and becoming more and more of a bigger Small Person. Â She’s going to be in kindergarten next year. Â The big one is going to be a high school freshman. Â How did that happen, right? Â Miracle Grow.. that’s the secret.
Poly… doing so much better with this. Â Have had some pretty good revelations and emotional growth spurts lately in this area. Â Things are really, really good.
That’s me right now.. how about you?
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