Another year approaches

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Can’t quite believe that 2013 is almost over. Looking back it’s been a fairly eventful year, but then, it’s every one? At work I changed roles to do a job I hadn’t done before. It’s been stressful, exciting, and bloody hard work but I’m still glad I took the opportunity. There was some more travel to…

What Poly Looks Like

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I’ve mentioned this before, but despite how many people think a set of polyamorous relationships work, the reality is that it takes a lot of work, communication and calendaring to get to the good bits of having multiple, loving partners to spend time with. We’ve just about got the next two weeks sorted it and…

Friends and Family

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I’m very lucky. I have a small but loyal group of friends and a small but loving family. I’m guilty at times of taking these easily, if not for granted, nor making the time to see them when I should. This time of year highlights these facts of course, and I take some solace that…

Winding down

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The past couple of weeks have been somewhat hectic. It’s part and parcel of my job and these times aren’t the norm but they do happen and no matter how far in advance I know of them they always hit me pretty hard. My stress levels and working hours rise, sleep decreases and I end…

I’m dreaming of…

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Poly Means Many: There are many aspects of polyamory. Each month, the PMM bloggers will write about their views on one of them. Links to all posts can be found at polymeansmany.com. A Poly Christmas (ho ho ho!) The festive season is upon us once more! Yuletide approaches, mince pies are being warmed, trees decorated and…

Writing about writing on writing

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I’m always one for the latest thing, particularly when it comes to social media. So when I heard the @Ev (the man behind Blogger and Twitter) had started up something new, I was quick to check it out. His latest venture is called Medium. It’s an online writing space. At least that’s part of what…

Focus, focus, focus

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File this under ‘so obvious it hurts’. I recently signed up for Yelp, prompted by both the rise of people in my Twitter timeline using it and the number of local businesses on Twitter starting to smartly engage with customers. I’ve been following some of these businesses and it’s great that they ‘get’ how the interactions…

My Overcommitment Cycle

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I’ve written about this type of thing before but I recently read the phrase “overcommitment cycle” the other day and it reminded me of a realisation I had about such cycles. Turns out, and I know this will not be a shock to anyone, I am very much a product of my parents upbringing and…

Why I blog

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I’ve always enjoyed words, reading and writing. At school English was my favourite subject, with Physics a close second (if there had been a computing O Grade I would probably have taken that instead). My parents are both teachers and much of my inquisitive nature was fuelled by books; I still have, and treasure, a…

Remember yourself

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Poly Means Many: There are many aspects of polyamory. Each month, the PMM bloggers will write about their views on one of them. Links to all posts can be found at polymeansmany.com Let me start with a simple premise: Relationships are a compromise, and those compromises are made to find balance to make sure everyone…

Forever Falling

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The sky slowly darkens as the sun dips behind the clouds, the windows slide from light to grey. Whisps of air stream past, chasing droplets across the glass, helter skelter as the plane starts to descend. Inside the cabin the light changes, melting from the dazzling brilliance of moments ago to the dull artificial glow…

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Moments of Beauty

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“Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself……” Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi I can’t recall where I first heard this advice, I know I’ve not read the book, but it’s stuck with me. Part of me wonders if it’s always been…

How do you do yours?

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It has taken me a while to get the Spotify bug but as I can’t seem to escape it I’ve done my usual and leapt in at the deep end leaving my iTunes library mid-rebuild to explore Spotify and see how it fits with my needs. It’s good! I like a lot of things about…

And then I turned 40

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It’s a milestone! It’s all downhill from here. It’s just a number. It’s a turning point. I’m not sure quite what it is but I do know that, subtly, the approach of today has been in the back of my mind for the last year. However, in the same way I don’t hold any sway…

Almost there…

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It’s October, my birthday month. I only mention that as it marks what I guess is something around the halfway point of my life. And, as it approaches, I’m finally realising I’ve got myself mostly figured out and my life is taking shape. A few years ago I wouldn’t have believed you if you described my…