The Best Life Yet


Hiya Reverie! Thanks for the yearly update, it's always great to read what you have to say, I appreciate your honesty and candor.

I also think in one post you've inspired us to learn more about how to use this web format better! I didn't know you could add tags and hidden text lol.

All the very best for your medical investigations; I'm very sorry for your losses and I wish you the best in future attempts.

As a sex ed teacher via the science curriculum, god do I wish I could show pictures such as these. I managed to get away with "the great wall of vagina" because it was an artwork, but I'm pretty sure word would get back to parents if I used any type of photographs, even a medical chart, and I'd be in front of the principal for a "please explain" quicker than you can say Jack Robinson.


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@Evie Thanks for your kind reply! The spoiler button is a gem. It's in the formatting bar under the three dots near "table," if you have trouble finding it. I like the new format. At least on my laptop. It's a bit annoying to me on mobile. I still lurk like once a month or so to catch up on the people I was following here, though fewer and fewer of them post anymore. I spend most of my web-friend time hanging out over on "Oh My Dollar" finance forum these days, haha. It's helping me with my journey to financial health the way that this place helped me through my poly journey.

It's a shame that parents and principals are so uptight about parts of the human body presented in a "for learning" context. I wish when they asked you to "please explain," you could say that everyone deserves to know about the infinite variety in human parts without having to encounter them firsthand. And that that would be an acceptable answer and you could just go on your way. The taboo on human body parts is so mysterious to me. I hope the situation changes one day, though I am fighting enough other battles that I can't make that one mine.


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I'm so sorry to read about your miscarriages. That's heartbreaking. And I know how big a deal conception is to our perceptions of ourselves as women/adults/humans. Sigh...

Otherwise, I'm glad you've been doing so well this year, this sucky past year. Dustin sounds like a great housemate/partner, your skills are well-balanced. I call it Established Relationship Intimacy. It's the best! NRE is so deceptive and fleeting.


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It's great to hear from you. Your life sounds (mostly) lovely these days and I'm sending positive thoughts to you for a "third time's the charm" baby.


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@Magdlyn yeah, sometimes I feel like a defective animal, basically. I know it's silly, but I do. I feel like any ol' alley cat can have some kittens, any butterfly can make some caterpillars, and here I am, a healthy, stable, well-partnered human mammal, and I'm struggling. It's hard sometimes.

@icesong Thanks for the well-wishes! It is mostly lovely. I do miss my family and traveling, but I am getting my first shot next week, so hopefully all that is not too far past the horizon!