What other names did your parents consider for you?
I am fortunate to be
blessedcursed with a name that people can't ever seem to pronounce right. Thank you, mother. You see, about 34 years ago, my parents had this discussion regarding what to name me. My father wanted to name me something majestic. Keep in mind that this is the early 70s and my parents liked the wacky tobaccky. His choice? First name, Sierra, middle name, Nevada. Yes, like the mountains.
When I look back on this, sometimes I wish that Dad had won this war. In his honor, I'm picking up and moving closer to those mountains. Ok, that's not exactly true. I am moving but the original purpose was not in his honor. But it is now.
If a waiter stopped by right now to take your order, what cocktail or drink are you having?
It's 5 o'clock somewhere and therefore I would like a lemon drop martini. Please sugar my rim (huh, now that sounds nasty) and use Ketel One Citrone. Thank you. By the way, keep your hands off the top half of my glass or I'm sending it back.
What are your deal breakers in a relationship?
There will be no abuse in this relationship. Don't you dare lay a hand on me and don't think that you're smart enough to lay some mental abuse on me. I've been there and I've done that so I know what to look out for.
And for those of you who look down your noses as women in abusive relationships asking "Why doesn't she just leave?", stop it. Unless you're in her shoes, you have nothing to say. If she survives the relationship, she'll be 1000 times stronger than she was when she went into it. I'm not condoning absuive relationships by any means and please, if you are a witness to abuse, step up (but carefully) and say something, preferably to her as not to anger him more, but don't just stand by and watch it happen.
I have never thanked you because you were not worthy of thanks and I only thank you now, RMS, because you showed me what not to allow myself to get into. You're everything that every woman should avoid and you should probably get some psychological attention.
Women, stand tall and let no man (or woman) tell you that you are less than a person. Let no one lay a hand upon you in anger for that is not their place. Only when you are complete in yourself and love yourself will a partner arise for you who will treat you with the love and respect that you deserve.
I speak from experience.
We lay together. Quietly. Bodies close.
I open my heart, my mind, my soul to you and I feel your love and acceptance.
I move closer to you and I can feel my soul slowly sliding closer to yours.
I concentrate on clearing my mind and freeing my body. I press closer to you and feel my energy transfer to you.
As deeply as I love you, this scares me and I start to withdraw.
As I come back into myself, I realize that my physical body has become stiff with the effort of joining you.
I start to relax my muscles.
And take comfort in your love.