Dipping My Toes Into The Pool of Self Acceptance

It's A New Year New Years resolutions, the buzz of the day all over social media. A new year a new you. Lose weight. Quit smoking. Ditch whichever nasty habit you have that's holding you back from being happy. I could set a goal to stop procrastinating but I 100% guarantee I'll mess that up … Continue reading Dipping My Toes Into The Pool of Self Acceptance

Pronouns, Names & Labels…Oh my!

Can We Think Beyond The Binary?I've gotten over wishing I was normal. But some days I think if only I wanted to medically transition so the world could see me as male, life would be simpler. I've come a long way with my own self acceptance but I'm still unsure how to respond to people's … Continue reading Pronouns, Names & Labels…Oh my!

Phew! We Survived the First of Many Hurdles.

July 15, 2017 is one of those days that will forever be etched in my memory. When I hear that date, her picture takes centre stage in my mind. I'm certain that I'll forever remember what her face looked like that day, although I won't touch it for the first time until 40 days later. … Continue reading Phew! We Survived the First of Many Hurdles.

Gender Validation – Outward vs. Inward

I've come to realize what matters most to me when it comes to passing and having gender validation. My One WishWhen I started this journey last spring, I thought my one wish was to pass as male out in the world. My Pinterest feed filled up quickly with posts such as "Passing as male", "FTM", … Continue reading Gender Validation – Outward vs. Inward

Family Traditions – What they are and why I think they matter.

I grew up in a home without any family traditions. Oh we did the same thing at Christmas time every year, but does repeating something over and over again actually make it a family tradition? Every Christmas my parents, siblings and I went to our grandparent's house. There were traditions, but they belonged to my … Continue reading Family Traditions – What they are and why I think they matter.