How can November be half over? Seriously? 2018 is just a few weeks from ending, and I have no idea where all the time went. Well, we read a lot of great stories this year, and here's another one for you to enjoy! A popular story in its day, A Shot of Bourbon is a teen coming of age story full of full-throttle fun, hormones, and more than a little excitement that comes with all of that.
Description: The classic tale about a boy and his dirtbike. You know the one; boy meets bike, boy falls in love, bike hurts boy... yadda... yadda... yadda...
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That's such a sad story! Must be awful to feel that way. Also, I hear you with the meds... I spent five years on SSRIs, and lost all ability to cry, write stories and music, and just, well, function emotionally. Finally off them now and taking some far less intrusive mood stabilisers, and I'm back to being me. Anyway, I hope you feel better! ❤️
Thank you so much, @Arpeggio @Ron @Valkyrie @Mikiesboy @mollyhousemouse @MacGreg, for your kind words and encouragement. Actually crying a little right now. You're all just so wonderful, thank you. This feels like an important first step, somehow. All my love to you all! ❤️
Thank you for telling your story, Thorn, especially on this day. It is a tragedy what is happening to our trans family, and your story brings some light into the darkness of the community. I applaud you your decision to be YOU. Nothing is more important than accepting who you are first, so that you can motivate and inspire acceptance in others. I've had Carl Jung on the mind lately, and this quote is a good one: "A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
Continue being brave.
if i were to see you on the street, i would say HE
glad you hit publish, and i hope that the feeling that you are Thorn Wilde and you belong NEVER goes away
if it does start to fade, you can come back here and these messages will remind you that your feelings matter, that you matter
Glad you clicked publish. It's brave and it is freeing to be who you are. I got nasty comments when i came out as a submissive, but i was so glad to be finally, me. I was tired of hiding it. More people were accepting than not.
You shouldn't need to hide. Some may not like it, but more will come to embrace you. 💖
You are Thorn Wilde. That's all anyone needs to know.
FYI... if you do decide to transition, you can take voice lessons to teach you the proper way to lower your pitch without damaging your vocal cords. PM me for more information if you're interested. I have a colleague who runs a transgender voice clinic.
Well, and that explains that... doesn't it? No, I don't mean to be flippant, here. Now, not that I ever had any pressing need to know -- though I do admit to the occasional bout of curiosity as to whether you were male or female -- I always chose when referring to you and during correspondence with you not to use male- or female-specific pronouns. Quite frankly I took my cue from you, because you didn't refer to yourself as either. Even your posted photos seemed to present you as non-specific in gender. What I knew for sure before this blog post was that you are a talented writer (my viewpoint hasn't changed) and that you had other artistic interests. Other than that, I expected that you were being the best you that you can be. And, as it turns out, you are.
I won't treat you different. I was born female and I'm a guy, always have been, even growing up. I did stereotypical boy things from playing Yu Gi Oh, Pokémon, watching DBZ and obsessing over cars. No one encouraged me to be any different so it was easy to consider myself male, and I understand it's not that easy for everyone else.
I'm not going to do any hormonal therapy for medical reasons. I have a great singing voice but I don't sing because it's not masculine enough. Lol. I think your voice would be fine, honestly, maybe different but not any less impressive.
I think it's great. 😃