I’m writing this as a journal for myself. I wouldn’t mind if nobody sees it but me; however, it would also be nice to meet new people, and possibly get some fresh perspectives on everything going on in my life right now. And there is so much going on…which is the reason for the blog. I hope putting things in writing will help organise my thoughts, and maybe that will help me wrangle all the various traumas bombarding me. Yes, at least for the foreseeable future, this blog is all about me, me, me. So I really can’t imagine anybody wanting to read it.
I have a transgender daughter, K, who came out to me on February 1, 2013 at the age of 20. I have a younger daughter, M, with her own very complicated life and issues. I have a mother who has been stumping her own version of Dr. House for the past two years with a mystery illness…which may never be solved, because a week and a half ago she was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. (My mother has never smoked a day in her life.) I have an estranged husband. And more! (There’s always more.) I imagine I’ll get to all of it eventually.
I have a feeling it’s gonna be a bit of a wild ride. I have a tendency to spout run-on sentences in a stream-of-consciousness sort of way; I’ll try to be aware and edit as I go. Who knows? Maybe my writing will improve as a little side benefit of this. Tomorrow, I think I’ll start with some background on who I am, where I come from, and how I got to where I am now.