For a moment, I wasn’t so sure about the place I was in because it started out so well and it only kept rising. With each night, with each new guy, I was on a ladder to infinity, but soon enough it started to slope and this ladder that I was on turned into a slide; sliding down into let-downs and almosts and ultimate disappointments. The thing is, it was never going to stay perfect and it was never going to last. Bumps in the road were bound to happen.
     So, this is the time for me to enjoy it. Enjoy the overall and the midst of it: the madness, the messy, the “when is he going to kiss me?” The mornings when he’s still sleeping and I’m left thinking, and the magic in-between.

—Perth, WA, 29 May 2017