Lucy’s Christmas Letter
Happy holidays! I hope each of you is warm, and surrounded by family, friends, significant others, and everyone else in your life that is important to you.
This week I packed my bags and flew across the ocean to be with my whole extended family for the first time since I was 4! I am sure I will have stories to tell of my trip upon my return, but for now I would like to share a few thoughts on the past year with you.
First of all, thank you! To all of you that take the time to read, and comment on my column every week. When I began writing for GayRVA I never thought it would become such an important constant in my life. As the weeks have gone on I have learned about the lesbian community here.
Especially the lipstick lesbians.
I was surprised and pleased to learn that there are more than two of us in Richmond. I have also learned some things about myself. Sharing my stories, experiences, and opinions with the public every week has opened me up and I have become even more confident with the person that I am.
This year began like the past seven for me; I was in the arms of a girl and in love. 2009 has been a year full of growth, change, and acceptance in my life. As far as love and relationships go, I learned that sometimes feelings change and sometimes timing just isn’t right.
At the end of the day you must be in a good relationship with yourself. It is the one relationship you have to live with everyday. My group of friends around me became strong this year, and I feel so lucky to have them. We have gone through many moments together; weddings, breakups, hookups, new loves, work challenges, birthdays, birth announcements, and the small moments in between that seem like just another day.
Knowing that you have your best friends there makes it that much better. I am also thankful for my family, their understanding, encouragement and love in all that I do. It means the world to me.
I hope to gain the courage to say the words aloud to my mother and officially come out to her, it’s a resolution I have for myself. When this year goes out I will be single for the first time in a very long time, but I will ring in the New Year with a smile on my face, because I have everything I could want or need right now.
I am capable of doing anything I want, I am sure of who I am, and I am ready to take 2010 by storm! I look forward to the new experiences that lay ahead for me to write about, and the memories that are waiting to be made.
I wish you all Happy Holidays, and many memories for the next year!
Lucy Lipstick blogs about her experiences from a lesbian perspective every Friday on GayRVA.
Lucy Lipstick was once a single girl, living in Richmond. She found love, and could no longer write about the meeting and greeting of prospective dates. Now she is living life, and writing about the everyday things that occur in the life of a lipstick lady living in the RIC. E-mail Lucy at email@example.com.
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