Being brave for what's ahead  

rm_tennismaiden 59F
2103 posts
4/12/2006 3:19 pm

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Being brave for what's ahead

Some of you may have already noticed I've turned my profile off....It was time, for many reasons.

I've just returned from a day trip into Philadelphia with my business partner. We had gone to the D&D building for design to catch the new unveiling of textiles for spring and summer.
I'm part of a team doing upholstery and soft treatments and have been a seamstress most of my life.

As partners in business we have been mulling over many options to take our cottage propriety to a higher and more profitable level. I'm thrilled to be working with someone so talented and compatible to my own likes and tastes. She took a huge leap and leased retail space here on Long Beach Island in Jersey. So now my life is more ominous and I've got to step up to the plate with my talent and savvy ways.

I have fear and excitement about this new phase of my life. I want to be financially independent and reap the benefits of all my worth. Going to school will be the next step after selling my home and shipping my boys off to their Fathers to live. I just can't be held back anymore, not by my ex, my children or my fear.

This giant step forward is a commitment to my life as a whole to realize my potential and cultivate joy and pride. All of which I have been doing steadily for the past 6 years.I've always felt that I was a rolling orb gaining momentum in love, sensuality, creativity, security. All must work in conjunction connected and weaving a constant shield of truth for me to move at a pace I can negotiate. No big drama, no huge pot holes, nothing to get in my way.

Partners, be they business, lovers, children or parents all coming together for a common goal of seeking success, joy and happiness. The village (as some would say) cheering on with enthusiasm and strength. I don't want to loose my momentum or break the bonds that encompass my little ball of wonder. I just want to roll along with a happy grin and make peace with God and those who surround my everyday existence.

To all of you who come together and make my world complete, I rely on you to keep me safe, free from harm and protect my soul. To my two partners,(A and A) you both are my roots, holding me firmly grounded to what life, trusting and loving is all about. I need you both working harmoniously by my side, know that in return I offer you my devotion loyalty and absolute best effort I can muster. patient with me...this is all new and my feet are a bit unsteady at times.

Wish me luck....I'll need it!


rm_Gentle12553 66M
1378 posts
4/12/2006 4:04 pm

follow you dream...and let people rise up to your level...never stoop down to theirs....

We're here whenever you need a shoulder....


rm_tennismaiden replies on 4/14/2006 8:36 am:
Hello Gentle, what a warm wish you sent my way I like the way you think! Stooping has never been my style...ah...unless there's a very handsome deserving man with his pants unzipped...then I do my best work and hopefully produce the biggest of happy smiles. HOw is that...always beck to the sex thing, it's who we are at times and have to keep all balanced to move forward in life.

libgemOH 56M/52F

4/12/2006 4:46 pm

Wishing you ALL the luck and love I can find! And thanking you for taking this step and showing me that courage is within and can be pulled out to do whatever needs to be done!! Show the world what you are made of!!!! *BIG HUG* -B

rm_tennismaiden replies on 4/14/2006 8:39 am:
Ohhhh B, you are such a darling woman I cannot believe you ever doubt yourself, but then again don't we all at times. Thank you for being such a warm and bright spot on these comments. I appreciate your wishes and generous words....merci !

_Safira 53F
11260 posts
4/12/2006 6:33 pm

You know what corner I'll be in ... always.

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rm_tennismaiden replies on 4/14/2006 8:41 am:
I do....and someday as we stand side by side, older than old gazing at the sunset each with eyes that have softened, we will look back and will be good to us both. Love you back!

mygmyg 59M

4/12/2006 7:25 pm

TM, A GOOD THOUGHT, A PRAYER, and all the luck your way, Kisses and Hugs !! Be brave, you are embarking on the great adventure, the greatest adventure, YOUR LIFE!!
Fly Girl, Soar, there is no limit as to what you and your partner WILL ACCOMPLISH, wrap yourself in the wonderful power of YOU!! YOU will find more power and drive to carry you like the wind!!

Carpe Diem !!

rm_tennismaiden replies on 4/14/2006 8:45 am:
You and I MYG are embarking on a new and wonderful adventure in our half life know I send the same wishes prayers and thoughts for you as well when finally you hold that well deserved degree in your hot big hands. Go get em tiger!

Kisses {=}

WoodyDiaryKepis 61M
99 posts
4/12/2006 7:33 pm

Huge muah kiss! You will fly, no doubt in my mind! -N.

"Nature always favors the hidden fault. "- (Murphy's Third Law)

rm_tennismaiden replies on 4/14/2006 8:51 am:
I have no doubt that with a certain special someone by my side I will fly like the eagle I am. How lucky to have found someone who believes in me as much as I do in him.

The wish list...a trip to Hawaii, diving in the Caymans, new little sports car for a certain special guy and business busting down doors of three very deserving establishments right here in the "Garden State"....oh and can I have diamonds? for my ears of course!

rm_art_persists 51M
1789 posts
4/12/2006 7:42 pm

good luck. BTW I don't think you really need it....

rm_tennismaiden replies on 4/14/2006 8:53 am:
Thanks Art...but ohhhh I do. I'm a fraidy cat on some days and need a little push.


4/12/2006 9:16 pm

You are incredible.. the wind beneith my wing... what an inspiration not to let anything slow you down..

But took all my excuses away.. grrrrrrrrrrr.

I'm so proud of you and will be wishing you the very best.. but I think you are already there Girl friend..

you know where to find me


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you choose what you comprehend.
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rm_tennismaiden replies on 4/14/2006 8:56 am:
Excuses? Oh I've got plenty of them, but it was time to grow up and be a big girl...after all the big 50 is approaching and damn it I gotta do something with my life other then sex 24/7...but yeah...that feels REALLY good.

Thank you so much sweetest, I expect to see big things for you Too!


Nightguy_1961 55M
4866 posts
4/12/2006 9:17 pm

Good luck


rm_tennismaiden replies on 4/14/2006 8:57 am:
Many thanks....

rm_need4fire2 63M

4/13/2006 4:54 am

Sounds like a great opportunity !! In all the excitement don't forget to breathe.

rm_tennismaiden replies on 4/14/2006 9:01 am:
I might need an oxygen tank the very least a good doc near by to administer CPR...oh...but I have that Woo Hoo! I'm all set huh?
I guess there's no turning I go!

free2chose2 66F

4/13/2006 8:58 am

TM. You are the true essence of a woman, Success has always been yours, you are the best and deserve nothing less. Hugs

Don't worry, be Happy

rm_tennismaiden replies on 4/14/2006 9:03 am:
Free, your gracious friendship has been such a gift, I don't think I'd be where I am without your presence, you were a huge catalyst to getting what I want in life. NO other woman could have been more influential to help see the light...thank you for your support and loyal friendship! {=}

rm_Keystone3812 65M
583 posts
4/13/2006 10:35 am

I wish you all the luck and happiness in the world, Sweet Tennismaiden. You deserve it.

rm_tennismaiden replies on 4/14/2006 9:07 am:
Key thank you for your kindness, you have always been a constant and I as always I wish the same for you, happiness and joy where ever you are!

aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
4/13/2006 10:38 am

Good luck and super success to you!!

rm_tennismaiden replies on 4/14/2006 9:09 am:
You're a special man aas....the time will come when your life will be all that you ask. Don't doubt yourself as I have through the years, persistence and faith will land that relationship or life you seek so desperately.

Many thanks!

rm_macallan4u 46M
968 posts
4/13/2006 10:58 am

You don't need luck, you need to be on the right path and you seem to be well on your way. Keep gaining that momentum and enjoy the journey.

rm_tennismaiden replies on 4/14/2006 9:11 am:
Those paths can be a bit tricky, but I think I've got a good compass now and heading north!LOL WE'll see....I might need a good boyscout to lend me a navigation lesson.

Thank you!

WayneMarie4girl 45M/38F

4/13/2006 1:03 pm

Good Luck!!!

rm_tennismaiden replies on 4/14/2006 9:12 am:
Welcome to my blog WayneMarie....and thanks for the wishes. Enjoy your new journey here in's bloggy addicting!

rm_kelli4u2dew 41F
5220 posts
4/13/2006 6:59 pm

Good luck and best wishes! It sounds as though you have the will to make it work.

rm_tennismaiden replies on 4/14/2006 9:18 am:
Gosh Kelly...I hope so..."the will" chuztpah...whatever...we shall see!

campfirecozy 66M

4/14/2006 3:25 am

Go for it!

rm_tennismaiden replies on 4/14/2006 9:20 am:
If I get all flustered and frenzied can I call on you for more hugs Cozy? I'd like that for sure. You seem like a great guy for giving big bear hugs when girl needs them.

Thank you!

Execsuitefun 65M

4/14/2006 8:18 am

A very strategic move and long overdue. Bon chance..

rm_tennismaiden replies on 4/14/2006 9:23 am:
How nice of you to drop by Exec....I've missed you and wonder from time to time how you are? I truly hope that all is well and your journeys have produced the excitement you've desired.

It's always nice to hear a friendly've got my number...give a shout one day soon will ya?


campfirecozy 66M

4/14/2006 10:10 am

I am always good for a's just part of who I am.

fantasylover_05 62M

4/14/2006 10:16 am


I wish you all the best!!

It is indeed a scary move... I bought my business in 1994... but I will also tell you I have never looked back!

The couple things I wish you to know.... first... persistence persistence persistence.. make it happen!!

Secondly... do NOT let your fear hold you back.. make a plan and do your damndest to execute the plan!!

With those two things.. you will be a huge success!!

Good luck Beautiful!!

rm_tennismaiden replies on 4/14/2006 2:55 pm:
Thanks fantasy, I've already got wheels in motion planning, plotting purchasing and sewing. We're good to go, now all that's left is painting and learning how to use special software designed for digitizing and downloading into my embroidery machine.

So much to think about me head is spinning!

free2chose2 66F

4/14/2006 1:35 pm

I will always be your friend, not perfect but true

Don't worry, be Happy

HeardLankaMalls 55M
2925 posts
4/17/2006 8:14 am

Good Luck!!
Best Wishes!!!
And Support Always!!!!

Hugs, C

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