It feels as though it’s been ages since I wrote you last! In the event you thought I had just gotten caught up with the flow of life and forgotten about you, fear not; I’ve actually been dashing from event to event all over Southern California and then by the time I get home, I’m so wiped I fall asleep.
Between my bouts of fundraisers, grand openings, parties (and of course sessions) some of you might be intrigued to know that I’ve been quite the busy little book worm prepping for my upcoming contest in October. While I’ve always been a reader, it’s never been to quite this extent. I literally have a different book in each room of my house that I’m reading in turn based on which room I find myself in.
I’ve always been more of a hands-on as opposed to book learner, but the books I’m diving into are excellent historical references as to the early days of the Leather community, it’s protocols, standards and rituals. As you might imagine I’m eating it up!
When I’m not reading I’m pouring over timeline data from 1947 forward to make sure I have all my ducks in a row and while I already felt blessed by my wonderful friends and F/family, there have been a number of times I have found myself in complete awe of my Tribe and their accomplishments and struggles over the years. I am treasuring every moment of my research learning the details of how and where we started and how we’ve evolved as a Leather culture into who we are today.
In just over a month I will stand before my Southern California community and ask them for the opportunity to represent them as their Southern California Leather Woman of 2012-2013. This role is not something I take lightly and I hope that I will be able to serve my community well.
Those who wish to attend the contest, are welcome to. I hope to have your support and to see you there.
Mistress Shae Flanigan