Thursday, 17 January 2019

Anniversary and end of an era...

It is that time of year again, an anniversary of note, the start of bliss with my absolute deletion of facebook seven years ago. Unlike those who invented and run the thing I read all the terms and conditions and realised the privacy and data concerns which those responsible claim they have only just realised…

It is also the seventh anniversary of my trip to Brighton for a snowy week with surgery and recovery from GRS. I have to admit that I only know the number of years by opening this blog and searching back. Day to day and year to year it seems something lost in the mists of time. I guess that proves that it worked.

The UK Guardian newspaper recently published a better than usual article about transition later in life. Always nice to know that I am not alone and that others had successful outcomes, perhaps after a few more decades of decent articles the general population might finally accept that we exist and are not the danger that the gutter press would have people believe. Sadly those who do manage to find the help needed and get to spend some time in the role they always wished  to live are still only a small percentage of the total. Hopefully the likes of T Central and the blogs which it promotes and similar sites on the subject, help people gain the confidence to tackle a transition fully aware of the challenges it will entail.

This blog is hosted on Blogger which has slowly and relentlessly reduced my control of the site. Now all that it will allow is editing my Blogger profile and removing myself from the site! I have no control over the template and though there is a comment box no comments ever get through. If I had more to say, and for many years this blog was the life saving centre of my life, it would be a great concern. My experiences remain here for as long as Blogger remains supported by it’s fickle owner. All that I am saying in these infrequent posts is that it worked. This seven year itch is telling me that finally, after 320 posts, blogging time really is up.

I hope that visitors to this blog gain as much joy from any transition they undertake as I have done from mine.

Wishing you all the best, Caroline.

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