What a wild and crazy year it’s been huh? Hard to believe that it is now the 29th of December and we have two more days left before we enter into 2017. I know that some of you might be a little sad right now, in light of recent events, but I just want to let you all know you’re not alone. This year – while it did have its highlights – was also very challenging. So this year in review is a bit more serious than my usual jovial wisecracking blog posts.
2016 Year In Review
If you have been following along with all my blog posts, you know that I did A LOT of traveling this year! It start with Coachella. Fun in the sun, working on the tan, galavanting with my girlfriends, and meeting a VERY hot Brit. MEOW! Almost on the heels of that, a month later I ended up in London, and my only regret is that I couldn’t stay longer. There will definitely be a return trip just as fast as I can book my tickets! You’d think I was done… but alas no! I ended my travels this year in Florida and boarded a very Mistressy cruise with some ladies who are beautiful inside and out. I really do feel a great sense of appreciation for the women I work with here and I don’t take that for granted.
A Journey Into The Depths
While I can’t say I’ve had a bad year, I have had an emotionally trying year. Since I am a private person, I don’t discuss much of that here, but I will say that this year I said goodbye to someone who had a big impact on the reason I am the person that I have become. And while this person was estranged, it didn’t hurt any less. My past 6 months of the year pretty much spiraled and it has honestly been the wildest emotional roller coaster ride that I can ever remember experiencing. Without going into detail about all that, I want to tell all of you to take care of yourselves. Take care of your mental health, because it is just as important as your physical health, and anger, and stress, and sadness over a period of time can take its toll on your body. People don’t like to talk about mental illness, but as someone who has dealt with it personally, and watched other people going through it, I cannot tell you enough times, how serious your mental health is.
People go through many different types of heartbreak, anxiety, depression, and they are just as debilitating as being physically ill, and they can MAKE you physically ill. This year made me realize that I have to make changes and that I can no longer just suck it up and pretend to be okay when I’m not okay and I know I need a time out for whatever reason. And I know that all of us individually have had a crazy year, for many different reasons, so please remember to be kind to each other, because you never know what someone else is going through, while you’re trying to pull your stuff together. I think oftentimes we’re so consumed with our own grief that we forget other people are suffering. And please don’t turn it into who’s had a crappier life competition, because while it might not be as bad as someone else, everyone’s feelings are valid.
I am saying all of this because I’m not afraid to talk about it, because I’ve seen first hand what neglecting your mental health – or not being properly diagnosed – can do to a person, so the subject of mental illness is very personal for me. Please remember that while I do cater to your femdom fantasies, I am also here if you just need to talk to someone. So if you’re not in the mood to get hung from the ceiling by your nipples on meat hooks, or having a cake shoved down the back of your panties, and you just feel like chatting, that is perfectly alright.
Going Into 2017
This year I am looking forward to a very positive awakening, mind, body and spirit wise, and I’m excited to see what this coming year is going to bring. Most importantly I want to thank the ladies at LDW, and you the customers, for making this such a wonderful place. I wish you all an awesome year with plenty of good vibes – or buttplugs hehe – health and prosperity. And again: TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF.