August 13, 2013

The Rocket Sled To Chickville

Alright. If you're not a regular reader of my blog, go read this first, then come back. 

Since I came out as transgender here on the blog back in June, a LOT has been happening in my life. I'm working three jobs, I'm making new friends, and most importantly, I'm achieving serious progress in my transition. I've finally started venturing out in public occasionally presenting as my target gender, and those outings have been far more successful than I would have imagined. Now I'm on the verge of moving into a new place with someone who is a trans ally, and if I can make that happen, I'm going to be on the Rocket Sled to Chickville.

Just a few weeks ago, I never would have thought that I'd be presenting as a woman when I visit Seattle in October. Now? I might look more like this when I come to the Seahawks/Titans game October 13:

As I've written before, the thought of coming to a Seahawks game dressed as a woman is somewhat terrifying (especially if I have to use the restrooms), but it might be time to do it. The Seahawks have been a major part of my life since I was 8 years old, and I'm itching to enjoy them as my authentic self. I KNOW my next jersey purchase is going to be a women's cut blue Wilson, and I plan to snag one in October if I have the necessary means.

To a lot of people this is going to sound bugfuck crazy, but it's the truth: I'm hoping to be living full time as a woman by January 2014. There are a lot of reasons for this, but I have to admit a big one is my desire to celebrate our Super Bowl XLVIII victory as a woman. The day the Seahawks win the Super Bowl will be the 3rd best day of my life, and if I can celebrate as Johnnie rather than Johnny, that triumph will feel even sweeter.

Soooo... that's what's going on with me these days :)


neurocell said...

Holy Ef!

Remember that girl that I told you that I saw at my reunion? I didn't realize that she had transitioned. She looked like a woman to me. I had no idea that she was my friend (Still trying to find her.). Well, the main thing is I would've sworn that she'd been born a girl.

I look at your picture, and you look like her. The resemblance with your eyes and smile is uncanny. That caught me off guard, and brought out the "Holy Ef!"

Based on that pic, your physical transition is going well. Reading your words, your mental transition is going even better. I'm sure that you'll reach your goal dates easily.

Best of luck.

DKSB said...

Thanks, Neurocell! You just made my day :)

Lucas said...

Hey, I am a Seahawks fan living in Baltimore, and your blog, more than anything else has kept me connected with the team (we don't get a lot of hawks games televised here). I missed your original announcement, but I just wanted to express support and I hope you do get to see the Seahawks win the Super Bowl as yourself. Rock the Wilson jersey with pride and keep up your Hawks passion! It really is contagious!

neurocell said...

You're welcome.

Sammy said...

I'm going to that game too, and if I happen to see you (doubtful amongst 68,000 people all wearing similar clothing), I shall quietly shake your hand and silently be saying you're the bravest m-effer I've ever shaken hands with.