Find a notebook, any notebook, and open to the first page. Or, open up a new blank document on your computer.
That, my friends, is the door to an adventure. In fact, any new beginning is the start to a potential adventure.
I love the meme I’ve used for my feature image in this post, because I feel a deep connection to Hobbits. If I were a character in Tolkien’s world, I would definitely be a Hobbit, tucked away in my cozy little home, reading and eating and staying safe. Leaving my comfort zone and heading out into the wild, blue yonder doesn’t always fill me with a sense of possibility. In fact, it usually fills me with stress and anxiety. I’m not a big fan of change or “new.” I like things the way they are. Comfortable.
But in order to grow…really grow, we must shake things up a bit.
So, maybe you’ll go along with me on this adventure. Maybe you have your own adventure to curate (I hope you do). But, adventures are always more fun with company, and usually more successful. After all, what would Frodo have down without his friends?
Take a look at that blank page, and consider this…what story do you want to tell? If the year were a notebook, with 365 pages, what would you write? You are in complete control of the words that appear, and those words can create entire worlds. Sometimes I think we forget (at least I do) just how much control we have over our own destiny.
This year, my adventure will be to really truly become the best partner for my Husband. If you are a submissive (or even if you are just curious), you may choose to come along with me, completing similar activities and quests. I hope you do, either as spectator or participant. I’m going to be drawing from several sources for guidance, and I will keep a working list of them all to make sure they are given the credit they deserve.
The first, as I mentioned a few posts back, I’ll be working through Submissive Reflection: A Journey of Rediscovery & Affirmation.
So, let’s start with the introduction, shall we? Here are some questions to get you reflecting and journaling:
Consider the roots of your submission/Dominance: How did you first know you were submissive (or Dominant)? Was accepting this quality in yourself easy or difficult, and why?
Create a vision: Picture yourself as being, in your opinion, the best submissive/Dominant that you could ever be? Describe what that looks and feels like.
Address your concerns: What fears or worries do you have in relation to your submission/Dominance?
If you’d like to share what you come up with, you can do so in the comments, or write your own post and link it in the comments so I (and others) can find it.
I’ll be honest, I am in NO WAY an expert on any of this; I am just a fellow traveler to the grave. I’ve already made the commitment to take this journey, but I’d love company if you are interested. I’ll be considering and writing about the questions above, as well; and I’ll be posting in the next few days.
Just remember to ask yourself, as you look at that first blank page…What adventure(s) do you want to have…and how do you want it to begin? You don’t have to have any clue yet where you are going or how you will get there. Stories have a way of taking us where they will.
Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! Stay safe!