What a way to go out….DINAH SHORE!!!! For anyone who has never attended this weekend of lesbian debauchery, I HIGHLY suggest it, at least once. Not only is it full of great music, parties, and poolside antics, but it provides a vehicle for an entire weekend where you can completely be yourself and feel comfortable no matter where in the world you come from.
This was kind of a test in a way for Sara and I. We obviously both had feelings for one another, but neither one was sure if we were ready to drop our guard to open ourselves up to the experience. I know many of you might be thinking “Yeah, righhhht?!” about the whole situation of Sara and Romi making out and being all up on one another. To this I say…BELIEVE IT. I got confirmation, although I had a sneaking suspicion that Romi and Sara had been talking on Facebook right before Dinah Shore. Basically, they both knew they’d meet, they knew they had friends in common, and they knew they had me in common, so they figured “hey, why not be friends!?”
Initially I think they tried hiding it from me, because they thought come Palm Springs time, when I was unsure how the first interaction would go, they would just blow my mind and run up and hug each other. The thing is, I actually told both of them prior to that that I thought they would indeed make great friends!! To see them at the pool party together was not really a saddening sight….I mean, really, wouldn’t you agree? It did however, among other things, show me that there is a good chance that Sara and I both are probably not ready to be in a relationship. To this I say…bring it on Season 2. ;)
The last 8 months have changed my life. Not only have I gotten the chance to share an experience and bond with a group of the most amazing women I have ever met, but I was blessed with the opportunity to be part of something so much bigger than myself. I have received so much support and positive feedback from this show and for every person that tells me that watching us gives them the confidence to start discussion about their own sexuality, makes this whole process that much more worth it.
I have learned SO much about myself through being able to relive it every Sunday. I know I have a long way to go, but in the meantime I am comfortable and happy with who I am as a person and I can only hope that opening our doors will help open doors for others in the future. Thanks so much for watching and sharing this experience with me! Hope to see you all again soon!