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The Italian lady smiles at me as I walk past and says in French:

“you remind me of my sister in law”

I smile back and wish her a good day.

It doesn’t cost anything to smile and I have been doing a fair bit more of it over the last few years. People now see a happy person and want to engage me whereas before they sensed something was wrong because there was.

All I need to figure out for certain is whether Joanna ever wins all or I continue to live like I do now. One does not push a reset button just like that after almost 55 years so good thing I am on my own clock. But if I ever decided to go the transition route it is extremely important to me how my children would feel about it and my path would be heavily influenced by their approval. My son matters the most in this regard.

In the meantime, I am going to keep smiling and letting my life flow organically until something clicks into place knowing that no matter what happens going forward my gender issues have never been in a better place.

That in itself is reason enough to smile.




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