Remember last year, when I was supposed to go, but performing put me on a stretcher to the hospital instead?
Well, here's a little bit of irony for ya.
They couldn't give me a refund, so I had to put the money toward the following year instead. So, I decided I would go.
My Person and I packed up our stuff and left our trans loves behind to celebrate Vancouver's Pride Weekend without us.
Now, in retrospect, I see that perhaps I should have just swallowed the ticket price, because my dearest Papi is home sweating through the tough process of bartering and bargaining for the house sale.
Anyway, here I am in Seattle.
I made it here.
About half way through the ride down, my bitch of a back decided to go into a fit and is in full seize.
Now, here I lie in the hotel room, doing the pain killer nod and realizing I'm yet again stuck flat out on my back.
We went for our sign in anyway, and as I hobbled and limped about, I had a chance to see so many people who have so much love for this conference.
There is a beautiful air of comfort, knowing there's so many more people out there who understand one another.
My favourite was sharing a shuttle and an elevator with a family, whom of which, one, or possibly both, of their children is transgender.
We couldn't figure out their story, because we haven't seen them speak yet, but to me, being in their presence was amazing. A family who loves their children enough to allow them a space to be who they feel they are in their soul.
I proudly placed my little identification 'happy faces' on my name tag.
A yellow 'happy face' sticker is for 1st time attendees, and an orange one is for friends, significant others, family and any other ally I've missed.
However, I haven't had a chance to use the damn pass, because I'm stuck lying here on the queen size bed in this hotel room.
Nice enough place, let me tell you, I recommend them 100%!
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Anyway, as I write this, Papi is on the phone, wheeling and dealing with selling the house.
I am half in and half out of nodsville.
Not to mention, My Person has passed out from too much driving and we both had insomnia last night.
I look forward to giving you an update on the different workshops that I'm hopefully going to make it to tomorrow.
I won't be doing my usual coffee blog, but that's ok!
I'm doing it now and will give you an update tomorrow evening when I have more to talk about with this amazing conference.
I realized something.
I saw many handsome trans guys during very the small amount of time we were hanging out in TransLand.
What I realized is, I'm 100% a Tranny Chaser.
I am attracted to trans guys.
And damn if I ain't lucky enough to be married to one of the hottest ones out there.
every day i learn more about myself, and open myself to even more self-exploration