I laugh when people refer to transgender or transsexual lives as a "lifestyle". Perhaps for some, although I'm not sure what that would look like. I know many, many of us and most are living the same day-to-day lives and looking for the same sense of deep inner happiness that most others are.
This was one of those weekends when I accomplished EVERYTHING that was on my list headed into it. I washed my truck, and gave her some good loving (on the outside....still need to do the inside). I cleaned my bathroom. I washed my floors. I sent some emails that needed sending. I went the the fitness center.....twice. I did a shopping. I went to Costco. I made myself a nice dinner last night. I took some clothes to the dry cleaners. All things considered it has been very productive.
Funny thing - as far as I know I know I know 4 people here outside work. Some places where I've lived I knew lots of people....especially pre-transition. As I mentioned a couple of posts ago there is a certain level of isolation (and I don't mean that in a bad way....it might not even be the right word) that comes with not wanting to have to explain things over and over again.
The reason I mention that is that I was at Costco yesterday I was approached by someone who recognized me. She had a friend there who knew me from my website, too. I'm glad that I look enough like the pictures I've share so that people can recognize me out in the world. Anyway, it was nice to meet them and I hope we have a chance to go out for dinner one of these nights - always good to connect with friends.
I watched something on Palladia this morning - a Storyteller episode featuring Nora Jones. The thing I noticed about her (other than her musical talent, her voice, and her perfectly sculpted face) was how her shorter hair really looks wonderful. I went through a several-year-long shorter hair period (some of the photos are on my website). But these days I want to be able to put my hair into a pony tail so it's a bit longer. I'm just glad I still have my own hair.
I was so impressed I took a photo of the TV screen...
So tonight, my "lifestyle" includes a glass of red wine, some chicken, some sweet corn, and a little football. If that's a lifestyle - count me in.