One of the things I've been working on this past year and a half, is finding and staying me. When I'm in a relationship with someone I tend to change, to become something not wholly me. Mostly I think it's to keep the peace, although my last ex would probably disagree with that. But I think it is also reflecting the other person back at them as they are reflecting me back at me. I'm tired and I hope that made sense.
This is a poem that I created because of my feelings around that.
|Photo by MDragonwillow|
Sometimes I wonder if that is even possible but I'm doing my best to find the authentic me before getting near someone else, romantically speaking. Its been a year and six months, longer than I've ever gone without dating, longer than I've ever gone without being in a romantic relationship. Long over due I'm sure. Maybe if I'd taken the time when I was younger... ah well, no looking back, only forward.
What is the longest you went between relationships? Were you able to find your center and keep it for your next relationship or the one you're in? Any words of wisdom?
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Morgan Dragonwillow, author of Wild Woman Waking & Dancing within Shadow, is a Bodywork transformer, dancing poet, motivator of words, magical instigator and creatrix of #OctPoWriMo and #PoetsonthePage. You can find out more about her and how she can help you "move your body and move your words" on her blog.
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.