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New year, new things

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:12 pm
by becomingbutterfly
Hey fam,

The new year is really kicking off some things for me. I have a boyfriend for the first time! He is a good guy - intellectual yet treats me like an equal, funny, gentle yet willing to challenge me. His best feature is he has very kind eyes. I find myself doing silly things like smiling randomly or walking absent mindedly a mile away from where I parked because I'm thinking of him. :D It's still early in our relationship so he knows I don't talk with my mother but that's it. For now, we are just having fun getting to know each other and I'm celebrating it. Have to be long distance which is hard but yeah, I'm a fan of this man.

I've started working in legislation and been able to submit testimony on behalf of vulnerable populations including trafficking survivors, foster youth, and other vulnerable populations. Plus, have had the opportunity to speak and share my story a bit. It's been lovely and all makes me feel alive.

Also, rescued a puppy a few months back and she's gone from very scared to one happy critter who wags her tail a lot and loves to snuggle.

Still waiting to get back into counseling to do some more EMDR in person but for now, my life is pretty dang good.

Re: New year, new things

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:23 am
by Crow
Hi becomingbutterfly,

So nice to read your post. I remember when I first started seeing my wife back in the late 90s I was the same in smiling randomly and walking absent mindedly thinking of her.
Sounds like you are really getting on in life and it's encouraging to read.
I've had a quick look back at some of your early posts and there are similarities in our stories regarding the PA, EA and VA. So nice to see this positivity here :)


Re: New year, new things

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:15 pm
by Bird

I am so happy for you. You are making this world a better place - thank you for this. Hope the things keep rolling on, you deserve happiness.


Re: New year, new things

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:05 am
by becomingbutterfly
Thank you Crow. Haha it makes me think of Bambi when the creatures call the ones in love "twitterpated." I definitely am that.

And thank you Bird. I will definitely try to keep rolling on.

Re: New year, new things

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:21 am
by Harmony
Dear becomingbutterfly,

Doesn't it feel good to do good? Enjoy pride in your work doing the right things. So glad you shared. Welcome home to isurvive any old time.


Re: New year, new things

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:14 pm
by Mwin
Happy for you on these exciting new things! Thank you for sharing.