I know I have not been writing as much over the past year or so, but I do have a legitimate reason for not being so active. I’m hoping to keep this post short, but knowing me I will start typing and just let my brain go where it will. I want to give you a quick update about my life and share my thoughts about the future of Sensual Nudist and my outlook on blogging.
I love to write and interact with all my readers through comments on my posts and emails I receive. Many of you have written to me and stated how something I wrote either encouraged you or gave you some perspective on living a naked life. It thrills me to no end to know that I have touched so many of you and that I have given a number of you that little push to embrace nudity more often. I truly believe nudity can and does bring a healthier and happier life, if you’re willing to try it.
What’s Keeps Me So Busy
Most of you know about my separation and divorce over the past few years, and I have been fairly outspoken about the struggles I had during that time. Unfortunately, I still have some of those issues pop up occasionally with my ex and his thought that I can still be manipulated by him. It was hard to break away from and just as hard to keep that boundary with him. This one single issue has been so draining on me that it started to affect my relationship with Mike. Thankfully, through a lot of counseling and setting hard boundaries, I have managed to keep the demons at bay.
Mike and I went to a conference last year…well, December 2022, and at that conference I spoke a long-time desire of mine into existence. The conference focused on developing managers, leaders, and project professionals, and one of the speakers talked about her struggles. She struggled with a professional life, family, school, and even battling cancer. Her presentation both encouraged and touched me. Part of her presentation required participation of the attendees. We had to turn to someone beside of us and tell them a goal of ours, and we had until the end of 2023 to either accomplish that goal or take the steps to achieve said goal.
Without even thinking about it I said I had always wanted to get my masters degree. The couple of times I tried to go back to school while married, my ex told me it was selfish and I wasn’t thinking of other people. Well, with the strong encouragement of Mike, I began a deep soul search to figure out what I wanted to do.
By this point in my career I had led many projects and moved into a team leader position within my organization. I’m not a supervisor/manager, but I have a lot of management responsibilities. I just can’t sign time cards or give formal performance appraisals. Given my trajectory and how much I have started to enjoy business operations, I decided to pursue my Master of Business Administration. In September 2023, I enrolled in an MBA program part-time with a large, state-sponsored university. My goal is to finish by Summer or Fall 2025.
About the same time I started my classes, I also refinanced my house to get my ex off the loan and deed. He kept making comments about this being his house too, except the divorce documents said otherwise. Another form of control and manipulation that I needed to sever.
Mike and I had been talking about moving in together and we needed enough space that could house a family of six. After my refinance, I pulled out enough money from my equity to help pay for renovations and add two more bedrooms to my house. We had a great contractor and the whole process took about 8 weeks. Very impressive for the amount of work that needed to be done.
Right before the renovations started we decided Mike and his kiddos should go ahead and move in so they could start school at the beginning of the school year. Admittedly, this was a hard decision for both of us to make since we had both enjoyed our independent freedoms away from anyone else. The adjustment was tough for both of us, but we prevailed.
Right now I am at a fork in the road. I have a lot of things I want to write about that aren’t specifically related to nudism, naturism, or a naked life. However, I still enjoy writing about my naked life and I want to continue writing about my naked adventures. We have trips planned and I want to share those with everyone.
One thing I want to write about is women’s issues. Specifically, I want to write about relationships, body acceptance, and different forms of abuse. Additionally, I want to tell my story of what I dealt with over the 25 years I spent with my ex. I ignored the advice of others for so many years, and it cost me a lot of years that could have been filled with joy and happiness. I don’t want to see someone else go through what I did.
In my opinion, I don’t feel a website named Nude Alexis or Sensual Nudist conveys the appropriate theme for my topics. I’ve talked before about rebranding myself, but I think among nudist bloggers that’s what I am known as. I will leave this website as is and still write on it as it pertains to the nudist lifestyle. However, I will be working on a new blog to talk about the women’s issues I discussed above.
I have a few domain names picked out that are more subtle in nature. While the overall theme will be to talk about women’s issues, I will absolutely include the benefits of nudity and how a nudist lifestyle changed my life. Who knows, maybe men will benefit from my experiences too. I can only hope.
It’s uncertain when I will actually be able to put together a new website. I like to do things myself, so it won’t be completed in the next couple of weeks. Plus I’m in the middle of classes as well, so there’s a time limitation already set for me.
Also, I have made the move over to Mastodon and you can find me on the generic channel here. My blogs will automatically be posted there since Twitter…X blocked automatic posts from WordPress. I’ll still post on Twitter but I am trying to move more toward Mastodon and maybe Reddit too.