The time for the much anticipated college reunion has arrived. We’re heading out in the morning for the flat lands of Central Illinois.
Upcoming trip highlights include:
1. Living a Hollywood cliche as the guy who comes back to “his” reunion as a woman.
2. Finally remembering which people I forgot to forewarn about my “changes” ahead of time.
3. Spending three nights with a mother-in-law who has never previously seen me in anything other than guy-mode.
4. Fun with pronouns!
Despite the snarky tone, I actually am looking forward to seeing everyone. It’s bound to be an emotional trip, but I’m thinking the emotions should mostly be the good kind.
The timing has actually worked out pretty well. One month ago I would not have been ready for this. I’ve gained a lot of confidence since then. The act of reaching out to a lot of people I haven’t seen in a long time to tell them about myself has proven a healthy exercise for me. I’m hoping the chance to speak to them in person will be all the better.
Anyway, as a blog detail, I don’t know what my Internet access will be like. I might try to sneak in a post or two during the trip if I can, but I wouldn’t assume I’ll be able to post anything until after we return Sunday night.