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Greetings [Jan. 10th, 2008|02:06 am]
Polycozy
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[amethest]
Well, I'm finally ready to offically launch this thing, and I'd like to thank you all who have joined recently.

Let's start to get to know each other. What is your life like? Where are you on your poly journey? What's an average day with your family look like?

How did you hear about this community?

What sorts of things are you interested in chatting about? What do you think we've started to loose sight with on the big boards? Where would you like to see this community go? Questions?

What are your thoughts on the concept of polycozy? Of passively going about our lives, without making a big, dramatic, angsty show all the time. Just gathering those you define as family together.

Do you take coffee, tea or hot chocolate? One lump or two? Sugar, cream, lemon?

Pull up an over stuffed arm chair, and we should have a few throw blankets still left hanging about and let's talk.

Let's start a community for the positive, sane side of poly. Things may not always be perfect, but this crazy weird family and lifestyle is mine...and ours.

Come share with me. Everyone is welcome, even if you identify as monogamous. I believe we all have something we can learn about relationships, if you're open to new ideas and ways of creating and defining family for yourself.
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[User Picture]From: hollowkatt
2008-01-10 01:00 pm (UTC)
I'll bring my own blankie and I think sunshine will too but thats ok..there's more than enough room for everyone!
I heard about the community from you actually. Thanks for letting me know about it. I think this is something that can really help all of us remember that while we're all trying to balance something or someone that there is more to life and love than who's naughty bits are playing with who's.

I'd like a tall, frosty glass of coke and maybe some chocolate chip cookies :) *unless you are trying to get somewhere, and then it'll be a few granola bars, some taquitos and a little bit of beef jerky*

I think the thing that I am looking for the most from a community like this is just to read about other "poly" people living their daily lives. I don't want a competition about how many bits you've seen or anything like that, just living.
That seems to me to be what the bigger boards have lost. Not that they don't have a purpose, just that I think they lose sight of whats actually important.

I like my life. Its kind of complex but thats ok. There are some people involved that are wonderful and wise and I know I learn from them every day more what it means to live.

I want to take the time to thank them, even the ones that don't read lj. Without Mistressnicci, Darkersunshine, Cecily Talbot, 7Crash7, ariamaji, Pesh and Leilia and even you, amethist I don't think I'd be the person that I am today.

I like the family that I have surrounded myself with and I don't think I want it to be any different than it is today. There is much love and lots of really good times there and thats something that I think needs to be more celebrated in a community like this.

Thanks ^__^
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From: amethest
2008-01-10 03:44 pm (UTC)
Well said! Have you tried biltong? Biltong is the all-natural dried meat South African jerky alternative. It's very good. (Though I'm not trying to get somewhere with you.)

I think you put it well, there are plenty of Q&A, and help foruems, and that's not what we need.

We need a space that's positive and cozy, where people can see real world examples of our choices just quietly clicking along.

I was folloing the author of Yu&Me: Dream's journal (Megan) is her name. And she said something really smart about labels. That she is a lesbian, but that's not the first part of her idenity. She's an artist and a writer first.

That really stuck with me. I am poly, but that's not all that I am.

Poly is just a way to describe one of the many choices that make me me.

And yes, the family, people and friends I surround myself with help make me me too.
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[User Picture]From: darkersunshine
2008-01-10 03:05 pm (UTC)
Yay for being a part of the launch! Who knew I'd get to be involved! :)

Let's start to get to know each other. What is your life like? Where are you on your poly journey? What's an average day with your family look like?

My life RAWKS, for the most part! So far there hasn't been one issue that has cropped up that my loved ones & I haven't been able to focus on and fix fairly easily! Nobody has run away from the problem, lost their head, or been hurt beyond repair.

An average day is spent online talking to Katt...lol...I'm only half kidding. I spend my time doing the things I need to do to make a living/life and that time is heavily peppered with communication to ALL those in my life that are highly valuable to me. :)

Of course I heard about this community from you!


What sorts of things are you interested in chatting about? What do you think we've started to loose sight with on the big boards? Where would you like to see this community go? Questions?


I dunno...I'm new enough to not know what was previously on the big boards or not. Except that I know that a drama-free zone is always a good thing to have. I definitely agree with your perception that the boards make you feel like you have to defend your position after you've asked a question. I haven't asked a question on there, beyond the introductions I made (which is how I met you, Katt, nonmonogamous, and a couple others!), but mostly because at this point I could ask in my journal and have ya'll answer in a friendly areas. :)

What are your thoughts on the concept of polycozy? Of passively going about our lives, without making a big, dramatic, angsty show all the time. Just gathering those you define as family together.

Yes, Please!!

Do you take coffee, tea or hot chocolate? One lump or two? Sugar, cream, lemon?

"Just water, thanks." *giggle*

Pull up an over stuffed arm chair, and we should have a few throw blankets still left hanging about and let's talk.

I've got my own blankie! *jumps into chair and throws the blanket over her head*
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From: amethest
2008-01-10 03:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah! And so it begins...excellent.

Glad to have you all here.
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