Being out and About

One of the more ‘interesting’ things I’m finding is that it’s easier to be Talia around people I haven’t met, don’t know yet.

With people one doesn’t know there aren’t really any awkward questions. Introduce myself as Talia and that’s pretty much it. With people I know there will be the questions, why, how long have you known, etc.

There is also the underlying fear of rejection. I haven’t encountered it, yet, but I’m sure there will be some. Intellectually and somewhat emotionally I’m at a point where my attitude to that is F*’em. There is still that little part that fears rejection – something we all have.

That being said, I’m not going to allow these fears keep me from moving forward. If people want to be pricks about it do I really want them as friends?


2 Replies to “Being out and About”

  1. Good luck on the transition. While I’ve never been through anything that large, it was tough as nails coming out to my family that I wasn’t a Christian and that I was fiercly agnostic (leaning, if anything, toward atheism). Talking about complete insanity. But that’s what I get for growing up in the Bible Belt. I imagine there are similar struggles for you. But hopefully you’ve got a good support network?

    (And btw – thanks for plugging Fried Green Zombies at plurk!) – 🙂

    John Allen

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