30 Oct A Sex Writing Award and a Little Self-Applause
I don’t take the opportunity to toot my own horn very often. And maybe I ought to? So, here we go….
Just recently I made a decision to step away from a volunteer job that was going to suck me dry. I made the decision as Mercury was going retrograde–really, it came to me like a bolt of lightening. I suddenly realized that it was time to assess everything I do from the point of my own personal needs.
Will this help me? Will it be too draining, take time from my passions and paid work? What are the benefits? Am I being appreciated?
And, more importantly–is what I’m about to take on going to advance the work of my life in this current moment? Or the month, year….
It’s hard to step away from something when there are expectations. But really, we only have a finite amount of time in any one day, in any one life. Too often, as women, we put our needs last. This isn’t the first time I’ve talked about letting go and making valuable choices. But it is (almost) the first time where I’ve made a big decision that had everything to do with my personal needs and my life goals. Pat on the back for me. I’ve realized what brings me pleasure and what excites me when it comes to my work. I am practicing letting go. And, embracing.
OK, here’s the brag: I’ve been focusing my writing on sexuality and sexual health for almost 2 years now. Maybe more? This morning I got a lovely piece of recognition for my sex writing. Kinkly runs a contest each year to name the Top 100 Sex Blogging Superheroes. Last year I made the list with a great showing. This year I called on readers and friends to vote for me. The ranking is a compilation of social media ranking, content and support. I made the list at Number Five! I’m honored and humbled and delighted!
This “60-year-old sex goddess” is a sex guru for the over-50 set – and an inspiration to the younger sex positive crowd. Kinkly
This is important work that happens to be fun as well. I get to think, read, and write about sex and sexual health. It requires practice too! So, not only am I contributing to your heightened awareness of the importance of sexual health but I’m delving into midlife sexuality. It is lots of fun…and good for us!
I’ve got a couple of exciting new writing partnerships. I’ve just started working for the women behind myLAB Box, an at-home STD testing kit–writing their blog. And, I am also looking forward to a new relationship with the American Sexual Health Association! I’m doing speaking engagements on sex and other aspects of living life as a vibrant woman. Ooh, and something new that you’ll hear about in the next couple of months.
Thank you for reading and supporting my work. I think of us as partners in this growing older and sexier, sassier business.
P.S.: The Kinkly contest was supported by Lelo, one of the fabulous sex toy manufacturers out there making luxury toys! I may have to add a new Lelo to my collection out of gratitude. Check ’em out!
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