Good morning blog,
Having my coffee here this morning and taking a few moments to collect my thoughts before starting another work day.
Specifically I was browsing the web and reading posts for friends celebrating yesterday's national coming out day. It is a bittersweet feeling looking at their smiles and sharing their thoughts here. I am so happy and proud of each and everyone that stood up in his or her own way and proclaimed to the world that I am me and I am proud of whom I am. It also leaves a bit of despair here in my heart wishing that I would be there with them.
Unfortunately life is really messy at times and I am not yet to the step to share Jaclyn with more than a few guarded close friends. So instead I was thinking it would be real nice to have some website or online blog to share my own coming out in a more anonymous safe way. I am guessing that this would be probably counter to the whole idea of coming out, but hey for now this is the best I can be. So here goes it.
I am Jaclyn, I am strong and not ashamed anymore of who I am. I am trans and I am an individual with feelings and not someone just to be associated with a pronoun. I may look different from others, but inside I love and cry and share and care just like everyone else. I am going to be me and free these chains that hold me back someday, and I am proud of myself.
Well that felt good. I know it was really so little in the face of all my sisters and brothers who actually state these things out loud, but I promise I am working on it so that I can join them someday.