You will recall the rather rash move I made a couple weeks back posting a very pointed statement on my Facebook account. I just wanted to share some of the feedback I've received related to that post. I've attempted to cover specific identities in the interest of my friends' safety. I know YOU guys are all trustworthy... it's THOSE OTHER guys I worry about! :)
Here is the string that pretty quickly followed my post:
It is so amazing to have such wonderful friends. I would note that the second from the last comment is from my ex-spouse and Mother of my two wonderful daughters. The other interesting note is that not a single family member (blood relation... sisters, brothers, cousins, etc.) commented on this post. It would seem that the great wall of denial still stands strong! Oh well.
I read once that before one could truly say she was ready to transition, she first had to know that she would be willing to give up everything to do it. I hope that my relatives will eventually come around - especially my mother and siblings - but the good news is that I have the support of my children and a whole slew of people close to me. I am prepared for "the worst," and I am at peace with the possibility that I will lose many relationships (among other things) through the course of this transition, but I am very happy to know that I have support and that I won't lose everyone!
In other news, going out tonight! Very excited about that. I have the cutest new dress that I cannot WAIT to show off. I'll try to post some pictures.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
The book that provided the above insight regarding transition (proceeds from purchases of this book (through my link) will go toward the "FFS for Katey" fund - hee hee!):