I have been a wife and mother for over twenty years. Now I am becoming my husband's lover, too.
We owe it all to my fellow bloggers who gave me the courage to come out to my husband as a spanko.
I do feel like this is a New Beginning for us.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Can you believe it?


Eight years ago today I began New Beginnings. Eight years. So many wonderful things have happened in my life during those eight years. I credit blogland with most of these things and I definitely want to say 



I’ve made the most amazing friends I’ve ever had in my lifetime. Friends that I can tell my deepest darkest secrets too, with nothing held back.

I’ve had the privilege of meeting Eva, Grace, CeeCi, Mthc, Florida Dom, Sunny Girl, and Katie in person and I’ve traveled to Virginia, Ohio, Nevada and California for the soul purpose of meeting some of these fantastic people. And now I have friend in several other countries that I’d love to meet also.

I’ve gained a self-confidence that I did not have before blogging. Blogging gave me a voice and practice at saying clearly what I believed. When you would come by and often agreed with me and encourage me, it made me feel like what I had to say mattered. I thank every commenter I’ve ever had for that.

I don’t know anyone out here who is not special, but two that come to mind are, Paul – who has been a loyal reader and commenter since my very first post on each of my blogs. Except when he has been in the hospital I think he has comment on nearly ever post I’ve ever done and at this moment that’s about 2,306.  He’s known me the whole eight years and never waivered once.

The other person who comes to mind is Bas. Bas credited blogland with extending his life. Maybe we did – I know we brought him joy and happiness and I know he returned it to us ten fold, along with his loving wisdom.

I took over Fantasy Friday in September of 2007 and to date we’ve had right about three hundred new stories. I’ve met great people, that have sent in stories and I’m proud to say that there are several blogs out here now because of my pestering Fantasy Friday writers and my friends that read here.

I’ve become a published author – a life long dream was to let Cassie come to life and despite a rocky start you all seem to embrace her as you did me.

I’ve become a mother-in-law to a fine young man.

I’ve become an empty nester – Something Eva told me long ago I would survive, but I didn’t believe her at the time.

Before blogging the kinkiest thing we’ve ever done in the bedroom was … umm… maybe we left the lights on once, maybe.  Now we have a box full of toys that runnth over – we’ve used blind folds, cuffs, hot cream, flavored oils, ginger, plugs, vibrators, crops, paddles, floggers, straps, belts, hairbrushes, and even a few things I’ve never mentioned here. And should anything else ever appeal to us we’ll try that too.

And most importantly I have a marriage – not a roommate situation, but a real marriage. Nick and I love each other and we like each other, we talk more, we do more together.  Our marriage is still a work in progress and I hope it always will be, but I sure love where it is now.


Again to every person who has ever come by to read and especially to those who have left a comment.


52 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your eigth Blogiversary PK. Wow, that is a great milestone.

    This is such a lovely post. I am so grateful that you started blogging. Thank you for bringing us Fantasy Friday and encouraging many to write and to blog and for introducing us to many wonderful new friends. Without you we wouldn't have met Bas. There is a lot I happily say "blame PK" for :)

    I'm so glad you have gained so much, both personally and in your relationship with Nick from being here

    Hugs
    Roz

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  2. sixofthebest5:30 AM

    Congratulations New Beginnings on your 8 years of Blogland. May it be many more years of spanking pleasure to come, And here is wishing you a cup of good cheer, into future years.

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    1. Thank you! I hope to be here a while longer.

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  3. Well....congratulations and Thank You.....i am one of those who started blogging because of you....you were the first to leave a comment on my blog. Fridays start off with a wonderful story, you have given us the honor of peeking into your life.....Eight years is a long time in blog land...but here is hoping for 8 more.
    hugs abby

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    1. Abby,
      I'm really glad we got to know one another. Now how about a good FF story for me!

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  4. Wonderful post! You are the one who opened this world to me. I will never forget that first email to you and your response! I was petrified to admit my 'true desires' not so much anymore!
    I'm glad you are still here!!

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    1. Thanks Minelle, I think we all like knowing we aren't alone with our desires.

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  5. What a nice post and all the trouble of changing colors too. You definitely inspired me and eight years - that is a long time. Don't think I'll make that but I'll be visiting you one way or the other.

    Happy Blogiversary, Friend

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    1. You better - maybe we'll go to a writer's convention together.

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  6. Eight years? Seems like yesterday! Wow!!!

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    1. Yep I was just a baby in my 40's (barely).

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  7. Anonymous8:49 AM

    Wow!! Congratulations & thank you for all you do!
    Tia

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    1. I appreciate you stopping by Tia.

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  8. Congratulations, PK
    I love getting to know you and of so cure, I love Cassie.
    Eight years is a long time. I have just been here a little over a year so I am amazed.
    Meredith

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    1. Meredith, I never ever believed I'd be here 8 years later. I didn't think blogland, as it is would still be here. It's been amazing.

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  9. Congrats! I hope you continue to blog for a long time!

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    1. Thanks Autumn, I hope so too.

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  10. Congratulations on 8 years:)

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    1. Thanks, I appreciate it.

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  11. PK - I loved reading your post. Congratulations on your eight years blogging. Because of you bullying people to write and start their own blogs we've made some wonderful new friends. Thank you for that.

    You know how happy I am for you.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Ronnie,
      I'm pretty proud of my bullying skills some times. And I'm really glad we got to be friends.

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  12. Eight years- time flies when you're having fun. So happy for you. Keep the good times rolling!

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    1. Patty, I love seeing you here. Are you enjoying the Cassie books? And yes, time has flown by!

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    2. I buy and read Cassie books the day they are released. Love her and I was married to Tom.

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    3. That's what I always picture, Patty. I would love to sit and pick your brain!

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  13. Congratulations on eight years of blogging. You have been an inspiration to many of us in the blogging world and we all look forward to continue reading all of your posts. I also cherish the time we got to meet and the way you mentored me in the blogging world and I want to wish you much happiness in your life as wife, mother, mother-in-law, blogger and author. And hope you publish many more books. Look forward to reading your next post and many more in the future.

    FD

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    1. FD, you are a jewel! So glad you blog and so happy you found your special someone.

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  14. congratulations on your 8 years. Fabulous achievement. Looking forward to many more posts... and books ☺

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    1. DF, Thanks so much. There will be more books, I promise.

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  15. Congrats, PK. Eight years, you are a legend..
    Mona Lisa

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    1. Mona, Not a legend, but it was sweet of you to say so.

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  16. 8 years? I was just a baby when you started this blog! Glad I could come along for the ride. It's been really fun!

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    1. Grace, Even I was a baby back then. I'm sure glad you were here for me.

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  17. Many congrats on your 8 year blogiversary PK!! :) I loved reading today's post, and I always enjoy stopping by your blogs, and pulling up a chair. And now, as an author, you entertain us with your wonderful books of Cassie and her adventures! Thanks for that. :)

    Mostly, it was wonderful meeting up with you recently. I had such a great time, and I look forward to the next one. :) Congrats to you, kind lady! Wishing you many more years of blogging ahead. Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

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    1. Thanks Kate. I do love being called an author. It really was fun meeting. It'll happen again.

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  18. Congratulations! I am so glad that you are here in blogland. You are one of first blogs that I ever read and followed. I also enjoy sharing emails with you. I feel like we understand each other. Thanks!

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    1. Blondie, I think you're right and I love getting emails from you.

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  19. Congratulations on your blogiversary PK...dang...eight years! And I thought I was doing good coming up on my second in September. I do so enjoy your blog and love Cassie's stories. Keep up the awesome work.

    Hugs and Blessings...
    Cat

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    1. Thanks Cat, saying you love Cassie is the very best compliment you can give me.

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  20. Goodness 8 years! And I thought a year was a long time! Congratulations and many more years of making and sharing experiences and memories. I have read all of Cassie's books and so loved them all. Bring on more please!

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    1. Annabelle, Thanks you so much. There is a Cassie book at the editors now and one in the wings.

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  21. Happy Blogaversary!!! I'm so glad you're here!
    Hugs,
    Tracy

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    1. Thanks Tracy, it sure has been fun.

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  22. Congratulations! I am honored to know for all those years...since the beginning... Great big hugs!

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    1. It's been a long time for us, too long not to have met in person.

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    2. well, we will just have to remedy that...and soon! :-)

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  23. Eight years is a very long time to blog. Congratulations, PK.

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  24. Happy Blogiversary! Has it really been eight years? That's amazing, it seems like it was just last week.

    (((hugs)))
    CeeCi

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