read about here.
Anywho... I figured at the time, I am working so hard to try and conform to what others want me to be, and even then there are still difficulties! So why am I worried about them finding out about me and being upset when they are already getting upset with me? (BTW, as is often the case with me, I totally misconstrued what turned out to be one cranky employee's opinion of me.) But anyway what it caused was for me to decide that if others are not going to like me, they may as well not like me for who I really am.
Thus I began wearing my nails painted daily and in whatever shades I felt like wearing. Bright red? Sure. Pink, on occasion. Most often it has been a sparkly blue. Sometimes just bright silver sparklies!
And in just a short bit, my two year streak will be ending. I will voluntarily be removing my polish for about two to three weeks. Why, you ask? Well...
In awhile from now I will be taking a trip that I don't really want to go on.
As many of you know, my dad passed away earlier this year, what you may not know is that we have yet to bury him. At the time of his death it was mid winter and being as he wanted to be buried in Pennsylvania and the ground was frozen solid we decided to wait til summer to bury his ashes.
Before my dad died, last summer Jules and I made a plan to visit my mother's grave site, who died twenty years ago and we have yet to be back to Wisconsin where her grave is at. I had told my sister of this idea and she decided to join us along with her family. The plan was that after our Wisconsin visit we would then go to her house in upstate New York.
Well after my dad died we decided to roll everything together into one large trip and do it all. Since then, I have also been contracted to do some mentoring for my employment, which will take place immediately following my return from my trip back east.
Once I realized that I would be gone from my house for about three weeks, I began to get really nervous about it all. I am not nervous about the trip, and even though we are taking care of some very serious stuff along the way, the trip sounds like it will be enjoyable. We are going to get to visit with family that I have not seen for many years.
So why do I not want to go? Because this is the time of year when I get to dress as much as I would like to. And not having that freedom worries me. It worries me because when I don't heed the signs, the desires grow. And I don't want them to grow.
Oftentimes I feel as though I am playing a balancing act, always attempting to find the sweet spot between my desires. It is easy to find the time to be male, but I often struggle to find the time to be female. And for most of my life the balance of power is in favor of my maleness. When I don't get enough time for femininity is when I become worried.
Worried because the feelings inside of me grow. Even with all of the writing I do about this subject, I find it terribly difficult to explain well; to explain it in a way that makes sense to even me, let alone anyone else.
But.... suffice it to say.... when I give too much to my maleness, I long for femaleness. It is very rare, but has happened on occasion, when I give too much to my femaleness, I long for maleness. And it is that feeling that I love. That longing for maleness. For that is what shows me who I really am. When I go for too long longing for femaleness it begins to cloud my judgement and I begin thinking that it is all that I want, and that maybe I really want to live my life as a woman. It is only when I get to experience being female for awhile that I am reminded of how much I also enjoy being male.
And thus my concern about my trip back east. I really don't know what I am going to do. My two options are to go but to not bring any female clothes at all and do the whole trip totally male, or I could bring female items and dress when I can. Both options worry me and as of right now, I really don't know what would be best.
Did I ever mention that I am a Libra? No? Well I don't put much stock in astrological signs but I do have to say that it is interesting how much I struggle to achieve some sort of balance.
I'll keep you all updated.
Balance your lives.
If you can.