I don't even know where to begin with the baby of our bunch. I think I'll start by sharing how he wanted to spend his special day. A few weeks ago we began asking "hey Bowie, what do you want to do for your birthday?" And these were his responses... "Cuppy (his nickname for his … Continue reading Happy Birthday Bo!!
New life is happening right in my own backyard. I'm choosing to see this as a sign, as a metaphor of the new life that I came here to start... #newbeginnings #newlife #nature #robinsnest #robinseggs #nofilter This was a post I made from one year ago and at the time I had hardly an inkling … Continue reading Growing Wings and Planting Roots
I haven't written an LDR post in a while and as it happens, this will be my last. Recently, K and I made the difficult decision to let each other go. Our life paths are taking us in separate directions at this time. In spite of this, I do believe that long distance relationships can … Continue reading We Must Follow Our Paths
A Series on Sexual Abuse and how it shaped my path to self acceptance.Trigger Warning - this post and the pages that it links to contains information about sexual assault and child sexual abuse which may be triggering to some survivors. - - - I'm not sure I'm ready to put this part of my … Continue reading How This Misshapen Human Came to Be
For 12 years I was a practicing evangelical Christian. But in the spring of 2015 my faith began unraveling, until all that was left was a mess of loose ends, like the tattered remains of a frayed ribbon. I oftentimes find myself shooting out random prayers still, mostly in my head but even out loud … Continue reading Ye of little faith..
A few months ago I wrote a post titled "When you know you can't go home", as I read those words again tonight, I was hit with the hard reality that I no longer have a home. Last month, we packed up all of our belongings, put the majority of it in storage, the rest … Continue reading When home is the only place you want to be and yet it doesn’t exist…
A year ago I shared this on social media knowing in that moment exactly what my truth was - I am trans. Realizing this was no different than knowing that I had green eyes. It was quite simply a part of who I am. Accepting and acknowledging this didn't happen as quickly or assuredly. It … Continue reading Gender Discovery is a Treacherous Journey
What if tomorrow I woke up as a boy? Would all my dreams come true? Would life suddenly and for the first time make sense? Or would I feel just as lost, confused, alone as I've always felt being told that I'm a girl? For the last few weeks I've been pondering these questions. I … Continue reading What if tomorrow I woke up as a boy…
There's this book that I've been mulling through for nearly a year now. The Right to Write by Julia Cameron. I pick it up every so often to read a chapter and complete its writing task. Last night I read about writing from joy as opposed to pain and was prompted to make a list … Continue reading 50 Things That Make Me Happy