I truly appreciate those of you who have hung in there through all my ranting and groaning over the past few months. I am truly blessed to have you in my life (even if only electronically). I have been in a much better place these last few days, and I hope that I have reached a small turning point.
You all know that I have been bemoaning my existence lately... how can you forget?! (Sorry! [sheepish grin]) A lot of that was coming from frustrations I've been feeling about changes in my living situation over the last year. In short, I have struggled greatly to adjust back to a lifestyle that included sharing a home with other people, and I have especially struggled to cope with having a teenage boy around (I still don't care much for it, but that is another story). The good news is that my partner and I finally reached a level of understanding over the last few days that has helped me to work through some of the frustration.
I still have a long way to go. Oddly, one of my frustrations was with the fact that I just piled on a whole new set of issues to work through in the course of working through the ones I'm already trying to resolve! I'll admit it... I tend to over think things. I do have a long way to go, but I have begun to feel like progress is possible again. That is a huge leap for me, as everything had felt so hopeless over the last few months.
I am still searching for a good counselor who specializes in gender issues, and who doesn't office a universe away from me. I'd love input from anyone who can recommend someone in the Fort Worth / Denton, TX (most I find are in Dallas) area who might fit that description. Please send me a note or post a comment here if you have any recommendations! My email is now accessible via my profile page.
Hope everyone has a beautiful weekend!
P.S. Big news! My partner and I have booked a cruise in the very near future. It was very last minute, but very much needed. (And I just purchased two super cute new bikinis for the occasion... awaiting the UPS man now!) I'll post pics when we return.