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I needed this break

I had not taken 2 weeks vacation for a number of years but this year I really needed it. There was a mix up between my ex and myself regarding which 2 weeks I would take and she was surprised when it wasn't the last 2 weeks of August. Fortunately it worked well for me because they were at summer camp during the day and with me evenings. Their camp is great as they go to the water slides and the amusement park or to the beach.

While they were away I was able to be Joanna who increasingly seems to mean "myself". So to date this has been the longest period of my life that I've had to be a woman and test the waters. So far it's been very revealing but clearly a lot of work remains to be done in the brain department. I need to first work on adapting to being alone and get a rhythm going. After that we shall see.

I have also been wondering that if I were ever to seriously contemplate transition would I be able to return to my old office as a woman. I think the answer would be no as of right now and since I have been in this business of mine for almost 25 years and in my current company for 10, it would take a change of venue in order to be truly comfortable making that sort of change...

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