It's been two months since my last post about serina and I parting ways, and I've been spending most of that time mourning, as I'm sure you understand.
It's been hard because there's three parts to my grief - the first is the obvious, my partner and I have split up, and I am sad about that. Not just for the relationship that was, but also for the future that will now never be. When you have planned many years together and it gets cut short, you need to take the time to mourn for that future as well.
The second part is mourning the loss of a family member. She was a part of our lives and our household, and we were finding the rhythm to improve our lives by utilizing the strengths of each of us. The house feels so much bigger and emptier. My social calendar no longer contains as many important dates and events. We have to reconfigure household chores. Household holidays and celebrations (like upcoming christmas) are one person less joyful.
And the third part is the mourning the loss of a slave in training. I have mentioned briefly before that submissives are not the only ones who crave D/s relationships and feel less than complete without them. I've been having D/s relationships for just over ten years now, and there has always been a hole inside me where I am waiting for the right slave/property to come fill it in. It's a hole that can only be filled by a slave, not a boy, not a princess, not a pet. Only a slave, though the labels of course don't matter as much as the dynamic. I don't know what the labels of our dynamic might be, I only know that there is a hole in my heart where I am waiting for someone.
That hole had slowly begun to close with serina. We were approaching the type of relationship that I have been looking for all these years. I was able to focus better, I was a better person, because I was beginning to lack the decade old ache inside my chest.
But now, of course, it's opening up again. And I am by no means ready to start a new relationship right now, which makes the pain all the more noticeable, because I can do nothing about it right now. All I can do is mourn for what was and try to move on to a place where I am ready for the new to come in.
The collar is still on my desk. Soon I will be taking it on a trip to the countryside and burying it somewhere there. I am determined to get it done before the new year, I want to start 2014 having cast off this relationship for good. Because new years is important to me, it's my most personally important holiday. I need to cast off the last physical remainder of what was so that I can move forward in the new year.
And one day, I will find the right person for that hole in my chest, as well as many other wonderful relationships I will have, I am sure. But for now, I heal.