As it’s essentially the 1 year anniversary of my little blog, I’d like to say “what the hell” officially. Little did anyone know when I started this blog what 2020 would turn out to be. I started the New Year and the new blog with optimism. I had been pretty pleased where my life was at, and having sold my practice 5 years previously and worked for “corporate” since then (which I hated), I quit and decided to start a new practice.
That happened in February, then Covid happened. I’ve stayed quite busy, but the new plans got stuck on hold with banks all turning to PPA loans and then having 3 closing officers who actually got Covid and the process dragged out seemingly forever. Couple that with the city essentially shutting down, making permitting impossible, and, well, we are not where we thought we would be by now. I leased a space back in February planning on having everything ready to go by July. Looks like March 2021 is the opening date now. But, at least I have skills that kept me quite employable, and I got to set my own hours again.
Anyhow, besides the obvious elephant in the room causing all sorts of disruptions, some positive things happened as well. Before lock down, I did manage to have lunch with @dualdrew during his myriad travels around the world. I also reconnected with @jockdgear through Drew. It’s one of those “small world” things in that we had known each other 25 years ago but lost touch and found each other again through the chastity/kink community. I’ve connected or reconnected with a number of people I like to think are friends now.
There was also the unexpected pup, which was quite a lovely experience. While distance and Covid make it unlikely anything more will come from it, I did meet a rather nice person and a whole community of pups I didn’t even know existed. I’ll chalk that up as a win. Not sure I’m really up to all that owning a pup entails, but my Dom side got a well deserved work out.
The downside is I haven’t seen Sir since March and I’m not sure where that relationship is going. He’s got a boyfriend now that he is very into, for which I am truly happy for Him, but it will be more than a year since we have played and I feel Him drifting away. I hope He is still interested in having his part time slave, but I have a gut feeling that the relationship is ending. Another casualty of this fucking year. We shall see.
Anyway, let’s hope that things get better. I know the next few months will be truly awful and, for many, catastrophic. But, the end is in sight. I urge you all to double down on being safe until we all get vaccinated. I’m lucky to be in the earlier groups, being an essential worker (but not a front line worker). With the Cheeto heading out and the incoming administration actually having a modicum of decency, I have hope again.
I wish you all the happiest of holidays and an amazing 2021. It’s mostly uphill from here.