I’ve had a few extra long weekends so far this year (which have been amazing) but with five weeks vacation to use, I needed to take some time off.
The last three summers I’ve taken Liam on two-week vacations. This year he’s going somewhere with his Dad, but I was able to find four nights where Liam and I can go to the ocean. But that’s not until next month.
So without plans, I booked two weeks off this month. It worked with the timing of my project and I figured I would sort out specific plans later. One of those weeks I have Liam and we will enjoy a few day trips, excursions and some visits to friends. I’m looking forward to having some relaxed time with him.
The other week I will be travelling to spend time with a close girlfriend and I can’t wait. It’s been a few months since we’ve seen each other and given what we’ve been through in that time, I think we’re both looking forward to it. I need some girl time.
And I’m going to meet some of you in the city that never sleeps. I hope Madeline will be able to walk after her planned fuck fest with Libido Bootcamp.
I need this extended holiday. Although I take days here and there, I’m always monitoring work: I rarely turn it off. We just passed a big deadline and managed to squeak by to meet it. Phew. It’s going to be busy through the next deadline at the end of the year. It’s the nature of my work so I do love it…but it can be draining.
Until recently, I was (somewhat) content with the amount of male interaction I had. Lewis hasn’t been in touch (save one or two responses to a text from me) since our fivesome. Since I broke up with Tony in January, I’ve seen Lewis every other week and sometimes more. So I miss our interactions. It was nice to know a good fuck was coming my way even if everything else was going to shit.
(Update: I literally just heard from him. He responded to a text of mine saying he’s been laying low, exhausted from work and in physical pain. Why can’t men multitask like women? Sheesh.)
I miss Tony. But that’s the right thing. He’s away shooting a huge commercial in multiple countries far far away. I saw him before he left but hadn’t seen him a few weeks before that. It’s a slow extraction and I’m okay with how it’s working. The benefit of him being away and in far less contact is I get used to it. As I’ve said before, I’m not cutting him off cold turkey (at least not now) but I need to practice not reaching out to him at every whim. Especially because I reach out when I’m feeling lonely or rejected. Or just to say hi, because he’s been such a part of my life for a long time now. So his travel (and then mine) couldn’t come at a better time.
I have been in sporadic contact with Kyle and have seen him again, six weeks after our second date. I have not had sex with him.
I’ve deliberately avoided writing about him because I don’t want to pick apart every interaction. And also…I’m embarrassed to admit I’m still in contact. I was somewhat proactive and he has been too. However, he’s been travelling a ton and whether because of specific disinterest, lack of capability, or generally because dating isn’t a priority, his communication has been infrequent. I should probably write a little about what has happened, simply to provide some context.
I’ve spend far too much mental energy trying to figure things out, so I have a new approach. Right now he’s deleted from my phone, and his number (in case of emergency!) is on my fridge behind a picture of me and Hyacinth, so I literally have to face her to text or call him. It’s a brilliant plan, frankly.
There is only one other local man worth writing about. He is a short (5’7″) soldier. He’s the first non-boyfriend I’ve sexted with in ages, especially before meeting. It’s literally been years since I’ve done that. He has a great way about him and I will write about him soon. The down side is I won’t be able to meet him until I’m back, but in the meantime it’s been great chatting with him and he’s been a very worthwhile occupant of my time.