I did my deep, long emotional post earlier today, so I am going to try to keep this short and sweet. I just have a few things I want to say before the night ends.
First, I hope that as I have written about my life and journey here that I have managed to keep it real. My goal in choosing to write about my transition has not been to glamorize it or to make it out that my life and days are harder than anyone else’s. My goal has been to give an honest and realistic account of what my life is like on this journey. My goal has been to destroy some of the myths surrounding those of us who are transitioning and hopefully normalize myself and others so that society can see we aren’t that different than the gender congruent population.
If I ever fail in that goal, I truly do hope someone will pull me aside and let me know.
Both when I started sharing this aspect of my life, and as I continue to share about my journey, I cannot tell you what the support of my friends has meant to me. To not only have you accept me as I am, but to listen to me when I struggle…but then also treat me as the woman I am every day… Words cannot convey what a gift you have given to me. As I spoke with friends to process events from yesterday, not just the fact that you support me on my journey but also the fact you have always treated me the same…I am just so humbled to know so many amazing people. I am also so incredibly fortunate.
So instead of letting people tuck me away like I wrote about in my last post…
This is me. Hundreds of fears, hopes and dreams. Just a girl trying to make sense of this crazy world and and trying to look herself in the mirror every night and say, “Do you respect yourself for the way you went through life today?”
So long as I can say yes to that question, I know I’m good.
See it on Flickr.
What I’m Wearing
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Eyes – The Face – Deep Eyes Pallet [@ Dubai]
Hair – Stealthic – Ivy
Head & Ears – Catwa Catya
Make Up – The Face – Naturally Make Up Pallet [@ Dubai]
Shape – Custom – Not for sale.
Skin – Not Found – Piper Skin Bronze
Lyrium – Bento Close Up 3