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An Explanation is due, Sarah!

Okay, I know, it’s been a hell of a long time to go without at least posting some kind of explanation and for that I sincerely apologise.

You should know, though, that it wasn’t my intention to leave things this long – it’s just the unfortunate way that things happened, I’m afraid.

So, what’s the story you ask?

Well, it was basically down to two things.  Firstly, my mother being taken ill.  Early last year she had to go into hospital but, at the time, it didn’t appear to be “too” serious.   Obviously, this didn’t turn out to be the case in the longer term as after several, and increasingly more frequent, visits from paramedics and late-night trips to hospital, she sadly died in April this year.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, in the middle of all this I was called in to see the doctor and given the news that I was diabetic!  Deep joy!  At least it’s only Type 2,  so no insulin required but still …

Since then I’ve been trudging on with my life, as one does.  I hadn’t even thought about dressing in the past year or so; and, shamefully, I probably thought about this blog even less.  Some would say rightfully so, but having thought about it a lot in the past couple of weeks, I think not.

I think I may have missed out on a great deal of support.  Don’t get me wrong, family and friend have all been fantastic and I feel lucky to have them.  It’s just that I think that other dimension of support outside of that environment – as well as writing about it – might have got me to this point a lot quicker.

Maybe.    Who knows?

All I know is that I’m about ready to jump back into the maelstrom that is my feminine self and continue this journey into the great unknown that is ‘the future’!

Oh, and just so you know … it wasn’t all doom and gloom.

Due to the diabetes, I sorted out my diet and I actually am feeling a lot better.  I also lost some weight, which is always good.  Also, I was offered a new job that, so far, is going far better than I hoped.

So there it is, people.  The explanation.

In future I’ll endeavour to put up a post if something’s going on that could potentially mean another period of absence.

I will be tidying up around here in the next couple of days – some of the links and stuff may need updating / removing.  I’ve had some comments that had been waiting a while to be approved and I apologise to you if yours was one of them.  They are all now approved and will reply personally in due course.

So now I’m off to do some research on the latest going’s on in the transgender scene and will post something worthy of your attention!

Until then, people, be good to one another … and if you can’t be good, be careful!

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Absent no more

Wow!!  Has it really been that long since I posted something?  I guess so, huh?

First off I have to thank everyone that has read my posts and  a special thanks to those who have taken the time to comment.  I really do appreciate it.  I don’t have any real reason for the prolonged absence, other than that I found myself in a bit of rut in my personal life – I guess being out of work affected more than I was willing to admit.

Any how, I’ve given myself a good kick up the arse and I’m finally crawling back into the world with a renewed lease of life.  I don’t know how long it will last so please bear with me whilst I try to get my brain back into something resembling intelligent thought!

I will hopefully be back with some new articles in the next few days – anyone with any subjects that you think might be engaging for others feel free to drop me  a line.

Thanks again everyone.

Blog back up

First up, let me apologise to anyone who may have been interested in this blog (there could be someone out there – in which case “sorry”).

I removed the site from public view while I decided if I wanted to continue with it and, if I did continue, where I was going to go with it.

Well, it’s back in the public eye, so that must be a good thing … right?  Well, that’s still up for debate but I’ve decided to continue with it for the time being.  I won’t be very prolific in my musings, at least for the next few weeks but I will try to post something at least once a week.  And hopefully it will be worth your while reading – I won’t be a moaning-minnie, though.  I know have done this in the past but it was more out of despair than anything else.

I think part of my problem is the lack of time to dress.  It’s affecting my ability to relax properly and, therefore, I tend to be a bit more sensitive about things than I normally would be. Obviously things could be improved if I came out to my family – at least I’d be able to dress occassionally – but that isn’t an option because I know the news would not be greeted with any great sympathy. So for now, I’m firmly rooted to the back of the closet!

Despite this, though, I can assure the reader that I will be making a concerted effort to not let it seep into my writing.

Being unemployed probably isn’t helping me much either, but that’s something that I can do something about. I have finally made myself bite the bullet, swallow my pride and head down to the Job Centre to sign-on.  At least there’ll be some money coming in.

Updating is difficult!

Well, it’s difficult when you don’t really have anything interesting to say! It also doesn’t help that I’ve spent too much time with the girls on the Crossdresser Club forum and neglecting this.

I also started a page on Tumblr – link on the right, if you’re interested. It’s kind of a like a giant public scrap book that you can just dump stuff on!

I’ll try to do better!