Ever wanted to know why I persist in writing this blog? So do I from time to time. Back in the days I was already reading and commenting on a lot of blogs, primarily written by non-binary trans persons since that’s how I identified back then, but they were all in English and I missed this kind of blogs in Swedish. So I created the blog I wanted to read myself, thinking I wasn’t alone wanting to read a blog like this in Swedish. As it turned out, 99% of my readers were non-swedes using google translate to try to comprehend what I was writing. And google translate being what it is I don’t think they understand much. So, after blogging in Swedish for a few months I translated everything and began to write my posts in English instead (lucky you… I think…)
I’ve always been a very creative person, I started out as a dancer and a musician but when illness stopped me from practicing literally over night I kind of went mad from not being able to express myself fully. After a few years of doing nothing I took up painting but with a full time job, a family, dogs, friends and a child I don’t feel like I have time for painting anymore. I mean I easily loose myself for a whole day when I paint… Writing this blog has given me an outlet for my creative side. It keeps me sane while allowing me to spend as much time as possible with those that matter the most to me – my family.
What I love about blogging, and what drives me to produce texts every week (well, almost anyway), is the feedback I get from you. You have so much knowledge and wise things to say and every comment makes me feel closer to you. In a part of the world where support groups are scarce that means a lot! A lot, a lot! I feel that all of you are part of my personal support group and the best thing is that I can “meet” you whenever I need to. Of course I hope that you get something out of reading/commenting my posts to!
My aim is to keep this blog for many years to come, and with medical transitioning progressing so slowly I don’t think I will run out of things to write about anytime soon. However I do think about what else to write about. Transitioning in all its glory, but there’s so much more to life. Unfortunately I doubt that you would be interested in reading about anything else in my life as it is quite mundane. But maybe I’m wrong, if there’s anything you’re dying to know about me or if there’s anything you would want me to write about please let me know in the comments!
Now I have a confession to make. I have a secret dream that my blogging magically will open doors for me to become an public speaker. I’m not even sure that I really want it or that I would like it, I did give up teaching for a reason, but the idea of being a lecturer really appeals to me and I look up to the public speakers that I know. They seem to have a very fun job that bring joy to many other people, and I want to be just as cool as they are. I just had to get that of my chest, thanks for listening.