Moving On

When I was seven years old I took my first trip to San Francisco. I instantly fell in love with this city and I knew that one day I would live here.

I’ve now lived here for seventeen years and it’s time to move on, so I will be relocating permanently to Utrecht at the end of January 2022.

Until that time I will of course still be holding sessions here in San Francisco and will continue to do so in the Netherlands.

I will miss this city so much and especially all the people here that I love. As cheesy as it sounds, I will definitely be leaving a piece of my heart in San Francisco.

Smiles and Spanks, Gin

P.S. I’ve received a lot of messages from people with a lot of the same questions. So I’ve just decided to answer them here:

Why are you leaving San Francisco? I still have a lot of love for San Francisco. I have a lot of beautiful memories here and I will really miss it, but in many ways I feel like this city has defeated me and I don’t want to live here anymore.

Street harassment has always been an issue for me and for a long time I told myself that it was normal. Just something I had to deal with if I wanted to walk around alone. But, it’s not normal and I realized earlier this year when I wrote the Just Walking post that I had to stop pretending that it was.

I don’t feel safe here and it’s only getting worse. I can’t walk home from the grocery store without some stranger following me and taking pictures of me. I can’t go jogging without someone yelling nasty things at me. I can’t ignore it anymore. As I said previously, it’s a frustrating situation because I know that there is nothing that I can do that will make the harassment stop. It’s not me that needs to change.

There is a lot of sadness here. Thousands of people living on the streets and living in encampments. It’s heartbreaking and overwhelming. As a volunteer I have tried so hard to help and I will continue to do so until I leave. This is still my home and I want to help in any way I can. I just wish I could have done more. It’s hard to believe how incredibly fucked up this place has gotten.

I am also really tired of having to step over garbage, feces, needles and humans on the streets. Plus, fire season is depressing and earthquakes are terrifying.

Are you still going to be NaturallyGin? I’m not going to stop being NaturallyGin just because I’m moving.

Are you still going to keep the blog up? Yes.

Why the Netherlands? Because I like it there.

Do you even speak Dutch? No, but I’m (slowly) learning. My SO is Dutch and my official translator.

Are you still holding sessions in San Francisco before you leave? Yes.

Are you keeping your apartment in San Francisco? No.

Who do you suggest I see in San Francisco for a spanking session? Josephine Drake.

Will you ever come back to San Francisco to visit and hold spanking sessions? Yes, I will. I don’t know when, but I will.

Will you ever move back to San Francisco or America? I don’t know.

Will you offer spanking sessions in the Netherlands? Yes, of course!

6 thoughts on “Moving On

  1. Hope the move will bring you happiness but it won’t be easy.. Great you have the courage to take a difficult step.

  2. Thanks for this great blog and collection of spanking art. I had the good luck to live in San Francisco for a couple of years as a result of a work transfer. I came to really love that city and still believe it’s one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities on this planet.

  3. Yes good luck with your move.does this mean you are giving up your blog.if so I do want to tell you how much I have appreciated your blog.the artwork and features are outstanding. There is something about the city you are moving to that is familar,but I cannot place it at the moment.There are at least 3 blogs from the country I think and I know there is a spanking video producer there so I hope you continue.Thanks again for your blog and the the time and effort that you put into it.Have a great day.

  4. Good for you for recognizing that the city wasn’t working for you anymore, and taking action! Utrecht isn’t San Francisco, so there will be things you will miss, but there will also be new pleasures and perhaps a sense of relaxation that is hard to find in San Francisco. Keep on posting–we need you!
    Doc Tsai

  5. San Francisco has been my city all my life, as it was the city of all my ancestors since 1850. And Gin has been a wonderful part of that life for about a decade. Her post today, even though anticipated, makes me very sad, but sad for me, not for her; she always made it clear that she spanked me because SHE enjoyed it. I wish you all could have known her, but we will still all be able to enjoy her comments and her enormous collection of art.

  6. “Here We Go” The melody, photo, laid back vibe of this song and its lyrics couldn’t be more perfect. Happy tears are streaming down my face- so many wonderful and hilarious memories we created and shared. I’m so happy for you and your SO. Bon voyage my dear Gin.

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