It has been wonderful. A lot of changes, a lot of adjustments, a whole lot of emotions and a little bit of journaling even. A lot of wonderful times with my love and now, husband. A lot of tissue paper and presents. A lot of laughing. A lot of sunshine. A lot of driving. And now, I find myself back in the office, wiping away a lot of dust that has settled on my keyboard (literally).
Becoming someone else - losing my name - it has been frightening to me at most of the moments. But right now it feels like a blessing, an opportunity to shed and transform yet again. I hope to make the most of this opportunity to become someone new, even as I carry about my marriage license, proving to office and bureau and agency that I am now someone new. I hope to prove it to myself too - walk into this empty new room and feel peace at all the opportunity.