Recently, we passed the astrological marker known as the Aries New Moon. I’m not any kind of astrologer, but I’m very interested in this time of year with all of the Spring cleaning, intention-setting, and other things we do to celebrate new life and new ideas. Even in my part of the world, our days begin to lengthen, the sun shines more, and my children take to climbing trees and running around outside for hours on end in the longer after-school daylight.
Over the past few years, I’ve spent time creating an Aries New Moon Treasure Map. There are several excellent explanations of this process available to the eager g00gler, so I’ll leave it to interested parties to search out the details. The main concept is that the Aries New Moon is a great time to dream the next year into being. Many people create collages that inspire them in their lives over the coming year. I’ve done that in the past; I’ve also used a song as my Treasure Map, and last year I decided that rather than create a Treasure Map that was a collage, my life would be the Treasure Map. I’m not especially traditional with the implementation of the concept, but I really like the idea of clearing clutter, cleaning up, and then dreaming the new year into being. So I mark the Aries New Moon with some kind of treasure.
This year, I decided that my Treasure Map will take the form of a blog. I’m so excited about this that I can hardly wait to get started posting on it! Obviously, it’s a new blog, since I’m writing about it here on this blog. I started this blog nearly four years ago as I was beginning to come out. This blog has seen me through the last four years of coming out, change, growth, difficulties, fears, challenges, and more inner turmoil than I’ve ever written about in my life. This blog has introduced me to friends I may never meet but who hold a very special place in my life and in my heart. And this blog has been my safe haven when the world felt like just too much.
And now it’s time to shift. I have started a new blog: http://sopranoout.wordpress.com/ I’ve just created the structure of the blog so far, but posts will be forthcoming! I’m so happy that I’ve had this blog on my journey out. I’m so glad I made space in my life for myself and for my future. And now, I’m so glad that I get to live, out, free, and with lots of high notes, for the rest of my life. The new blog acknowledges the shift from coming out to living out, and it feels so powerful that I’m smiling as I type this. Soprano Out: A Lesbian With High Notes is my 2013 Aries New Moon Treasure Map. I invite you go to over, take a look, follow the blog, and stay tuned for what comes next. It’s been great here. It’s been a life-saver, and a life-changer. And now, just as my real life has changed, so my blogging world changes. I hope you’ll join me in my new blog – won’t you be my neighbor?