When Aurora came to me with the idea of creating this blog, I felt that it would be beneficial for her. She is a writer (I am not, so forgive me for any errors) and a thinker. It helps her to get all of her thoughts down on (electronic) paper. I also felt that it wold be a great opportunity for her to meet people in the lifestyle. So far, I have been right and I'm glad that she has this forum to express herself.
One other thing I envisioned, however, was for me to contribute some of my thoughts periodically to this blog. I know that Aurora has really been looking forward to me sharing. She has been patient though as I have transitioned to a different position at work that requires more of my brain than did my last position. I am happy to say that things are settling down and I am able to find more time these days.
With the holidays approaching, we often reflect on the year that is nearly behind us. We look back at the good and the bad, we remind ourselves of all that we are thankful for and we spend time with the people that mean the most to us.
As I look back on the last year, there is one theme. Change. We have lost loved ones, young and old. I was promoted and began working days for the first time in 13 years. Many things have changed this year. Some good and some bad. But so many moments this year have brought about change.
Most importantly though, Aurora and I have experienced a massive amount of change in our relationship. We are so much closer and in love. We understand each other way more than we ever did. We have learned things about each other that we never knew, despite being together for 18 years. This dynamic that we have found ourselves in this year has given us all of that. It has allowed us to take on defined roles. To communicate more than even our first year of dating. We have hit some bumps along the way and even those bumps brought about change. Bumps are good sometimes. They make you work hard for what you want.
So as I look back on this year, I'm thankful. I'm thankful for what we have found in each other and I'm incredibly thankful for Aurora and her submission. Oh yeah...and I'm quite thankful for my spanking stick too!