first let me say i hope everyone had a good christmas. this can mean so much more than just the holiday itself as in "peace and good will to everyone" ( notice i didn't say "to their fellow man" *giggle giggle*
next as we near the end of the year i though i had accomplished my goal of going out in public 3/4 of the time. unfortunately i had divided using blond math and thought that was 225 days actually it should have been 270 days.
my inital goal was 1/2 the year which i did accomplish and have shared being transgendered with a lot more friends, famialy and new aquaintences than i ever expected to.
oh and just for the record i did reach the 225 days which had been a second goal ( actually i reached about 230 as of today) this included going to the pool in the next town 4-5 times this summer. they had never seen me as my male self, so dressed as diana was all they knew me as so that became the "norm".
this was a major jump from 1/3 the time in public of 148 days the previous year.
now the jucy info you've all been waiting for te he... my new found cousen.
while cleaning out my aunts house last year i found a packet dated 1993 of a unknown child of a cousen to my dad and my aunt (dad's sister) on their mother's side. and although he had moved being in the military i was able t get a snail mail address through another military friend. after getting an e mail back this summer i wrote to his father (my dad's first cousen) who sent me back a listing of his children and family and their lineage and yesterday as i read through the list a name change of one of the 3 male children in 2003 sprung out of the page (a male name to a female name) and "bingo" i had a genetic transgendered conection!
i couldn't wait to phone them tonight to conferm my thoughts and sure enough my dad's cousens child now a few years older than myself (53) has started to transition MtF with an official name change and a Dr. supervising!
it is such a relief to know this as now i know part of the transgendered genetic's in my famialy history! :-)
and to think if i hadn't scoured my aunts house looking for some info i knew she had on other famialy history i would have missed this connection! also if i had waited 6 months later the former military base had been at would have been fully closed so i wouldn't have known where they had moved to.
so it has been an interesting year! and i feel i have grown sooooo very much!
and with that i wish everyone a happy and healthy and peacefull (at least with in ourselves) new year!