This is why

This is why

Hi,
With every new endeavour in life comes a set of aspects to become accustomed to and associated with. And so it does this time. No escape hatches or easy way out.

There ain’t such thing as a free ride, Milton Friedman once wrote.

It’s safe to say that one of the most difficult episodes of my life lies behind me and although it’s getting better, there are still some bumps in the road ahead. I have still a lot to learn about myself, but keeping an open mind and looking forward will eventually get me there.
Finally being able to acknowledge my own feelings proved harder to cope with than I ever imagined and writing it all down and sharing it, was the very last thing I ever thought would happen.

Why?

Coming out as a crossdresser wasn’t exactly something to be proud of in my social environment. Coming from a blue collar family and a lifelong career in engineering made my world one in which the boundaries of what’s seen as acceptable are pretty defined and having had the choice it would have probably never happened.
But eventually a unforeseen string of events got things moving and suddenly there was no way back.

In order to make sense of the feelings I’ve ignored for so long, someone suggested I started writing them down. Writing makes me look at things from a different perspective and helps ordering my mind. It keeps me sane in dark hours and gives me an insight in what’s going on behind the scenes.

Inspired by others blogs, I found that reading about the positive side of this matter made me feel better about myself.
It was instrumental in accepting my other side. So why not make a virtue of necessity?

So if it works for me, I hope it can also work for you.

Welcome to my blog!

I’m Sophie.

 

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