"There is no coming to consciousness without pain"
Well, I just got here. That's not really true anymore, but all this still feels new and exploration-worthy to me.
I'm not really good with this whole 'talk about myself' affair, so if you'd want to know what, why and how I got into all of this, please read the story of my personal ascension.
I definitely seem to have developed a passion for body suspension. And because this community seems to be THE place to be to live that passion, I decided to join your little world here. I want to learn as much as I can about it.
No Forum - but I like getting messages. And don't be afraid of the tracking thingie; it doesn't bite.
8/31/2012 | 6 comments
will be remembered as one of the happiest days in my life so far. A day that left me in an elated state of mind that's still persistent today, three weeks later and hopefully will continue to do so for a long time to come. The day I suspended from two hooks in my chest from a tree in a park in Budapest - something I've told myself I wasn't ready for (yet) ever since getting into body suspensions. Well, on this balmy day everything just fell together for an incredible experience that changed me not only inwardly but outwardly as well.
Right after this, I had the pleasure experience scarification for the first time and had Gabor cut this into my no-longer-virgin-now body:
I'm in love with them. So much.
Anyway, I'm writing this in an airport lounge at Chicago O'Hare while on the last leg of my journey to attend Mecca suscon in Omaha, where I can't wait to see all my suspension-community friends. I have to get going now, but there'll be more! Also, Ania has written a very nice essay about this day we shared.
7/21/2012 | 3 comments
"Welcome IAM 2.0" and should rightfully have appeared right here almost one year ago. That I didn't feel like doing that was mainly caused by that it took a hell of a lot of time to warm up to this 2.0 thing here. I still wish the old times back, but, well, they're gone and this is what we have now. It may be slow, cumbersome and still missing some key functions, but then this still is my digital home and I'm grateful for its continuing existence, so I might as well use it, no?
Anyway, one year has passed and this years' edition of the Oslo suscon is just wrapping up their second day. Sadly, I could not make it there this time around (work got in the way, timing-wise) but they have set up a web stream so I can at least watch my friends have fun:
It's offline now as the festivities have ended for the day, but check back tomorrow.
In mod news - my branding has faded to near-invisibility. Boo. BUT there's plans for more in the works, and I can't wait for the experience. Not even two more weeks until we get to go to beautiful Budapest and enjoy our stay with a twist!
Other than that, life's been going on normally. My (our) 2012 Dallas suscon/Coachella Festival/doggie vacation trip was great, although too short (and marred by sickness. Don't eat at Denny's. EVER!).
Life with Jorda contines to be awesome. She's a constant source of joy, and I could not be happier with her.
I promise, the next post will come sooner than this one did.
8/8/2011 | 3 comments
Sorry to not get back to everybody any sooner. But, in addition to
being swamped at work, I've been terribly sick the last ten days -
who thought you could get the flu in the summer? Or maybe whatever she had is
internet-contagious... I even left work early most of last week,
walked Jorda for a little bit (poor creature, I need to make that up
to her next week when we'll go running on Margitsziget
in Budapest!) and fell into bed, exhausted and tired.
Anyway, my first mod (ha!) is progressing in its healing process. It went from 'hurting' to 'ITCHY' over the course of the last two days. I love it already and can't wait to see how it develops!
Oh, and because you all wanted to know where it's at: here you go (this was taken seconds after getting it done):
I keep it bandaged during the day and just air it out. Everyone I asked just told me to keep it clean and otherwise leave it alone, and that's just what I'm doing. I think it'll turn out wonderfully.
There's a few reasons why I'm a bit wary of the impending IAM software upgrade, and I see this one go with a great deal of nostalgia. This site and my IAM friends have had a bigger impact on my life than I ever thought it would - in fact, this place is my 'digital home' I don't want to lose. Hopefully it'll all work out and I'll see everyone again on Thursday! If not, I have everything archived....
Trip to Vienna and Budapest coming up tomorrow! And I'll extend that by a few days to attend Sziget Festival for a mini vacation. I'll be staying in a spa hotel and take advantage of that - so needed! Will take Jorda along, too.
So, IAM, fare thee well, it's been a great four-and-a-half years! See you all on the renewed platform in a few days!
7/26/2011 | 12 comments
Just came home from the after-suscon party, and what can I say? No more
With a little help from my suspension family friends, I am now a proud bearer of this:
What a weekend....One of the most intense and meaningful ones I've ever had so far, that's for sure.
As it's time to leave for the airport and go home to work, more later.
7/23/2011 | 9 comments
This weekend I went to to attend the Oslo suscon, which is celebrating
its tenth anniversary. It's my third time here, and I absolutely love
it - the people, the atmosphere, taking part in a really great
Contrary to my usual "wait until Sunday night to suspend" strategy which I used to follow, I choose to suspend tonight already. Did a 6 pt Angel suspension, which proved to be a lot of fun and rather easy to conquer. I enjoyed myself immensely up there, which was just what I wanted and needed.
Now that was the fun part. As you might have seen on the news today., this was also a very shocking and sad day for Oslo and Norway, with what there has been a terrorist attack on goverment buildings. At the time the bomb went off I was standing a ta tram stop about 300 meters away from the scene. The "boom" of the explosion was ear-shattering (still have trouble to hear), and then the blast wave hit, shattering the glass fronts of the surrounding buildings. There were people injured by the falling glass. Not a pretty sight at all.
Need to call it a night now. More tomorrow....