I posted this to Instagram today. It seemed it would be a good fit here too. My first #transformationtuesday #transitiontuesday post.
The choice to be transgender was not mine to make. But life has given me choices that I can make.
I choose to sincerely apologize for the hurt I caused while working to accept myself. I choose to acknowledge and let go of the pain from my past. I choose to let go of the guilt and shame I held too tightly for too long.
I am thankful for all I’ve been through because it has given me the strength to make more choices.
I choose to accept myself as God made me, a beautiful and wonderful creation. I choose to live authentically. I choose to smile without reason, to laugh often, to cry freely, and to seek life’s beautiful moments. I choose a future full of new experiences, new friends, my family, and watching my kids grow up. I choose to let my story be open and freely told so that others might see that it’s possible to be transgender and hold on to your faith.
I choose to love myself as I am. I choose a life full of color.