Christmas Day

boundaries

I’ve spent today doing my favorite things: dancing, painting, writing and flirting.

One man in particular sparked my interest on a dating app: “I am a Dom looking for a serious relationship with a Sub.”

Of course I swiped. I’m always ready to learn something new.

Then he asked the question: “What are your no’s?”

I have an entire list of desires and qualities, but where do my boundaries lie?

How can I continue loving myself even if I disappoint others?

I was stumped. I thought I was so open to trying and exploring, and in that moment I realized that I need to set boundaries in and out of a relationship.

I’m really good at saying no to myself. What are my no’s to other people?

After a deep meditation and a run along the Hudson, I came up with a pretty solid list:

I say no to:

Potential. I can either be with the person you show me today, or not.

Settling. There’s no reason I cannot have a glamorous life and relationship.

Shame. It’s a dangerous weapon. I’ve worked hard to be myself.

Comfort. Comfort doesn’t help me grow.

Expectations. I promise to be present and see what happens in each moment.

Not being chosen. Ask me on a date. Call me on the phone. Put in the effort and I will worship you. But no more devotion without me being chosen as well.

The Dom is not my type, but his direct questions had me thinking of my “no’s”. Then I realized he meant sexually. See? I don’t follow directions well. Maybe not the best Sub.

 

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