A little introduction of what I like to call Adventures in transgenderland.
I am a 40's something , standard A1 dad living in suburbia. I live near Vancouver BC canada. Married with two wonderful teenage kids, Working middle management professional in manufacturing/distribution. Active in My first career was in the Canadian Army.
I have been a fetish dresser all my life, starting at a young age. The usual story of sneaking moms stuff etc. Purged a few times upon getting married and joining the army. but hey the pink fog brings us back every time!
I expressed my needs to the SO 10 years ago. At that time it was just shoes and skirts with bit of a nail fetish. and nothing else.. just a bedroom fetish play thing. she participated a bit , although not with much enthusiasm. Well something clicked and the need to go all the way(dress and go out) was exposed. So in Jan of this year i found a dressing service in Vancouver and got fully dressed and went out in public. BAMM as emeril would say..
Well 8 months later and now fully kitted out.....
-I have joined online and in person support groups
-I can go out and shop in drag with confidence
-I have done a professional photo shoot
-I have been to several gurls night out events and support meetings in drag.
-I have partied at big city trans clubs.
-I have meet in person many gurls, whom many are now long time life friends.
and my closet has grown 10x in size!!
I am happier for this and having a blast. , but continue to struggle with my gender identity and my SO relationship( tolerant and semi supportive but not fully supporting). I remain closeted to my mainstream life.
Being able to express my fem side is truly soul opening and fantastic balance to my life. At times the beauty of roberta overwhelms me, the potential i see in their keeps inspiring me to keep developing my look. Being able to meet and interact with similar souls, is truly inspiring. I have met more new real friends in the last few months than I have my whole life.
Looking forward to meeting more of my online sisters, hopefully some of you in person one day.
Love and Hugs to you all. Roberta