Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My One Year Alabamaversary

Today marks one year of living in Auburn, Alabama. One year, exactly.

I decorated a Christmas tree for the first time and had my first stocking!

It was cold and I saw snow for the first time!

I made the most amazing friends ever!

I wrangled an opossum.

I saw fire spinning.

I let people see my legs.

I went sleeveless in public.

I went swimming! Sometimes even naked under the sun.

I ate homemade southern food.

I tasted fresh honeysuckle.

I wore dresses all summer!

I held a snake for the first time.

Sarra visited me from Seattle!

I went to Florida.

I went back to California because of the love and support of people who have never met me.

I received flowers from friends and from myself.

I saw beautiful skies.

I found a psychiatrist who knows his shit. I found a therapist who believes in me. I started working with The Fat Nutritionist. I was part of an amazing book on female sexuality. I applied to start at the community college in January. I got involved in the kink community. I'm a thousand times more social.  I have a clean home and a bedroom I love. I no longer feel so attached to possessions. I decorated for Halloween. I dyed my hair a bunch of colors. I surrounded myself with amazing and kind people.

Honestly, I feel as if I should have accomplished more in the last 12 months. But I'm happy. And that's, really, the best thing I could have ever hoped for.


  1. i am so so so so so proud of you and i can't believe it's been a year already!! if you still need some advice/tips for school let me know!

  2. That's an awful lot of firsts for twelve months. :)

  3. So much change in one short year. I am very happy to see your year in pictures and to read that you are happy. I am inspired by your bravery, openness and tenacity. Maybe today should be your second birthday.

  4. look at your smiles! that's all i need to see to know how much better you're doing. i'm so fucking PROUD of you, Heidi!!!

  5. You've done so much!! I'm so happy for you :)

  6. totally thought that "ghost" hay bale was a frosted mini wheat.

  7. You have accomplished so much more than you know! Thank you for sharing your life with us. I know that things have not been easy for you, but seeing your strength for what you have worked through and on and the joy you have had here, it is an inspiration. I hope the next year in Alabama brings you much happiness.

  8. I am so thrilled for you, Heidi. I hope the next year is even better!

  9. I can't stand how adorable you are! So glad Alabama is living up to its promises.

  10. you've done more than a lot, you've done a shit pile. totally different from the place you were last year. congratulations!

  11. Love love LOVE the changes and I <3 you!

  12. You're all so kind to me, thank you so much!! xoxo

  13. So glad to have you here with us! Can't wait for all the fun things to do with you in the next 12 months...including carving pumpkins this weekend!!!!

  14. I love this post. It's amazing to see all this happiness from you - I'm so proud of you for taking that big leap to move all the way to AL. ♥ Also, I love seeing so much of your cuteness! ;)