So, on New Years Eve, a bunch of us picked a 'Themeword' (credit for the idea goes to Erica Douglas) and mine was pretty clearly: TRANSITION. I saw 2008 as a year of wrapping up things in progress (or things I needed to finally take care of) and moving onto my next phase in life (whatever that may be). It just popped into my head and there it was. The morning brought the first transition. This was one I didn't foresee on New Years, but was one that arose nonetheless. Chris Messina and I ended our romantic relationship.

So, what does this particular transition mean? How am I doing with it?

Well, let me tell you, that it did break my heart to see it come to an end, but it is something that we needed to do. Although our intellectual and professional relationship is awesome and we continue to collaborate, we hadn't been paying much attention to the emotional side for quite sometime. We tried from time to time, but, well, we had SUCH an easy time connecting through our projects and our work and it was a bit of a struggle with the emotional, so we spent way more time over the past 2.5 years connecting the easy way. This sort of neglect takes a toll on a love life and we just didn't want to continue to hurt one another, so we came to terms with it, hugged and decided to end the romantic part before it could destroy the professional part.

I still love Chris very much...and respect him highly. He means the world to me and I'm proud to call him my partner...in business. I just won't be calling him my PiC any longer.

I am still a little sad, but there are hopeful times ahead. Citizen Agency remains. I continue writing my book. Citizen Space is still open for all to drop in. Thanks for your continued support. You all rock.

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