Hello again! Another week down, and another week closer to returning home! I actually managed to have a really mellow week somehow, other than one day troubleshooting a fuel issue. 7 hours straight troubleshooting in the cold wasn’t very fun, but everyone goes through it from time to time, so I can’t complain too much. Such is life on the line, and that’s just the way it is.
I came out to a few more people in the past week. My laser hair removal tech from a salon back home recently opened up her own place, so I sent her a message finally explaining why someone with so much facial hair would want it all gone. She’s skilled with eyebrow waxing and stuff, so I asked her to be the saviour of my brows, and maybe finally get these things dialed back to a more feminine level. She seemed supportive of my transition and more than happy to help me with some of the more difficult parts of beauty. I also came out to another coworker and friend last night, and he was extremely supportive as well. Everyone seems to be taking this so well and without much question. Maybe they could already tell? Does it just make sense to them? Maybe this is meant to be? We also ended up having a pretty wonderful discussion about transphobic people, and how they might change their mind if they knew a transgirl or transboy in person, and especially if they were a close friend. Here’s hoping more people take it well.
I finally caught up with one of my favourite webcomics, Questionable Content, this week! Over 3300 chapters took forever to get through, but I’m really glad I stuck to it. The main motivation was to see a transgirl character named Claire, and she didn’t disappoint. I ended up getting attached to pretty much every character along the way, however, so it was a fun ride. There’s this huge void in my life now, so I need to find some other way to waste time. Send me recommendations for other webcomics to read!
In other news, I’m going to be violating my body with a tattoo and piercing when I get back home. I’ve had a 9-tailed fox tattoo planned for a while now, and it’s finally time to get it. The design is still up in the air, but I’d either like it to be a white or gold fox, and with the tails either reaching down from my shoulder onto my arm or across my chest. I’m pretty tiny, so there’s not a ton of canvas to work with where I want it, but I’m sure I can figure something out. As for the piercing, I’d love a nostril ring, despite everyone eww-ing when I run the idea by them. I’m bringing my inner personality out into the world by transitioning, and that’s something I think is absolutely me. It may seem weird now, but I’m coming out of my shell one bit at a time.
Anyway, that’s all for this week! Hope you enjoyed the update, and I’ll try to keep up my weekly post schedule as long as I have something to write about. Until next time!
“You don’t have to feel safe to feel unafraid.” – Lions! by LIGHTS