I have been thinking about how serving is used and what is meant by it within an M/s dynamic and what it means to different people, there does seem to be an assumption its about the domestic side of things. I think service plays an important role and is more than just making a cup of tea for example, submissive is what i am, serving is what i do and strive to do well, to serve his wants and needs in a number of different ways.
It could be said that submitting is the same and its just semantics but i think there is a difference if we look at definitions of submit and serve....
Submit...to give over/yield to the power and/or authority of another
Serve.....to meet the requirements of another, to provide, to have a use
Using these definitions there is a distinction, being submissive is a character trait, a large part of ones personality if you will, submitting is a need, i crave his dominance and control over me, i submit to his will.
To serve is to put my submission to work or to good use if you prefer, to use a defintion above..to meet his requirements, to learn to anticpate his wants and needs and yes to have a use, he doesnt want a robot that needs constant instructions and supervision on what to when to do it etc, he wants a submissive that can be of use this could be practical for example we are off to Birmingham soon so i looked up and noted hotels nearby to where he needs to be....this saves him time and is helpful....nothing kinky in it at all its being of service.
I think sometimes i tend to get conflicted with confusing my submission with serving but im realising that they are different, my submission doesnt waiver its a constant, its more a specific act of service that i may struggle with yet being of service/use strengthens that submission.
It might not make sense, it doesnt sound like it does but it does..well it does for me.