Still waters run deep is a saying i have heard since i was a young fellow – maybe early teens. In the weeks since i last posted many things began swirling in my mind and body. i realize that on the surface I tend to appear calm, peaceful, passive and shy, but my true spirit runs deep in my soul.
i noticed that without a Dom Leather BDSM life can be downright boring if not nonexistent. i have tried to keep a connection online through FetLife, the Leather Kink site Recon.com, and even on the site Adam4Adam.com which occasionally has some kinky men online. i wear my leather wrist band all the time except showering or doing dishes. It’s a constant reminder of who i am, and where i want to be.
my therapist keeps hitting me with the earth shaking idea of separating from my partner of many, many years. He keeps pointing out the codependent nature of the relationship, the subtle yet harmful ways the partner’s actions and inactions could be considered domestic abuse even though there has never been physical abuse. It tends more toward emotional, psychological, and financial. The codependent in me will not let me make that leap even though it would probably be for the best. So, the therapist wants me to fill out a grid with the pros and cons of leaving on top and the pros and cons of not leaving on bottom. This is supposed to open my eyes wide enough to leap out of the marriage. But, i will likely remain in my dungeon of despair no matter what the grid shows.
Still waters run deep…i keep everything suppressed. Thoughts, feelings, desires, dreams, fears, everything is smushed down and is held back with a giant valve. Infrequently it lets off a bit of steam through bursts of anger, sarcasm, tears, or depression. Then the valve gets tightened even more. Some days i feel my head might explode because i am living a lie and lying to live peacefully. i lie so much i don’t even know who knows what parts of me and my story are true — except you, my readers.
i long to live a life in leather. To be collared. To be an open, proud submissive. To date, to cruise, to go out when i want to, to have sex when I want to, to have the friends i want to have, to invite my Leather friends to my house whenever i want to, to spend or save money the way i want/need to, to be able to be a nudist in my own home, to get an erotic massage occasionally, and just to masturbate when, how, and where i want to, and to eat when, where and what i want to. Sounds simple, doesn’t it?
Although i don’t see me having a big breakup scene, or just leaving unannounced someday i am working toward becoming a stronger person and taking a stand against the strong, but subtle control he has on me. Only time and a stronger ego can tell what may happen.
On a lighter, happier note i hired a Life Coach. He is helping me set goals for my life, working with me to potentially enter a career that will not tax me physically. He is holding me accountable to the goals we set at each call. i am moving toward a career in Life Coaching as well. Many coaches work via telephone or Skype or even Zoom conference rooms, so there would be no need for an office, or to commute or to hold a routine 8-5 schedule every day. i am taking a course to become certified and hope to begin working as a coach in the next month or so. Hope i get loads of Leatherfolk as clients! i highly recommend Life Coaching if you are stuck in some aspect of your life.
Thanks for reading,