Sunday, January 13, 2013

It's been a while.

I've had a lot going on. I found a job that I LOVE here and I'm learning and getting to do new things every day. I'm so very happy with where I am and how things are going. It's taking longer than I thought to get back into the little extras like blogging and crafting although I have done quite a bit of that. The holidays came and went. I spent them in Virginia. That was a big deal for me. And it was the right choice. For Thanksgiving I cooked all my favorite Thanksgiving foods, and I attempted a from scratch chocolate pie (it tasted good but wasn't as "set-up" as I'd have liked it to be). I spent most of the actual Christmas holiday waiting for the phone to ring to tell me that my father had passed (he didn't, he got better after all). Like I said, I made the right decision to stay at home.

Meg and I have been out several times doing fun things. We went to see Christine Lavin and Uncle Bonsai and you can read about it here. This weekend we went to a Geek Gamer meetup to play boardgames and it was SO much fun! I played two games I had never played before (1 was Pillars of the Earth and the other was a role playing game where you tried to pick out the traitors and I have NO idea what it was called). This was interesting because Meg was a bit concerned about wether or not she should "warn people" that she would be coming and I was of the ... just go opinion and everything was fine. People acted like we were both humans (which we are... wink). We also attended a gathering where I went as a +1. It was a T event where I was in a room full of sweet and lovely trans ladies. I'd never been in a crowd so large. I was proud to be one of several gg supporters there and hope that I get to go back again and meet the other ggs there. It seemed that people were at different places in their acceptance and I'd love to chat with them about their experiences. It seems a bit odd to me that with as many gurls as I know now that I don't know as many or even half as many significant others.

The new people to the group introduced themselves and told a bit about themselves to the group. As I still find it awkward to skirt around my past, and am just about a million times more comfortable letting people know, I told the super clipped version of the Penny story and ended it with how happy I am to be in VA and moving my life along. I always second guess telling people because really, everyone reacts differently and some people don't know how to take that version of news. But it's the truth, it makes me feel better than to skirt around any questions about what "might" have happened or why we are no longer together or to answer questions around a mystery death.

If you haven't gotten out with a crowd you are comfortable with, try There are closed groups so that your privacy is protected. New things are good things.


As a side note, today marks one year of me taking back my life!


  1. New things are good things indeed Aeify. Love your advice about getting out. Delighted to wish you a happy 1st anniversary too.

    Thanks so much for sharing all the goodness here. Please keep it up :)

    xoxo - Petra

  2. So very happy that you are finding your way, Aeify. And I always love it when people give shout-outs to support groups. One such group saved my bacon.

    Love ya!

  3. It's nice to see you happy, Aeify.

    Calie xx


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