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I've posted several times about my divorce, so I won't get into it. I spent the week finalizing things, getting my name and gender marker on my license changed, and packing. This morning I finished shoving things in my car and I got on the road to drive to the desert states to live with a friend. I traveled from my spot in Missouri through Oklahoma, and now I am in Amarillo, TX, in a hotel room. Alone. I just ate dinner in a restaurant. By myself.

And as a transgender with equality spread across his skin in tattoo form and on his car in decals, I am extraordinarily anxious.

This is Texas. T E X A S.

(No offense to people who live in Texas, btw. It's just scary here for LGBTQ+.)

I'm alone. And this is the farthest I've driven away from home. (Though I guess it isn't home anymore.)


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Memes and animal pictures are appreciated.
It's a ball of fluff with a face

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Winters_Fury wrote:
It's a ball of fluff with a face

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omg i want it c:
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You are two hours from me! I'm in Oklahoma. I used to go to Amarillo all the time. It's a really good place, in my opinion. I can't remember if my cousin still lives there or not. Anyway, I don't know about the transgender thing, but most of the people I met there were pretty accepting. I also have tats of things of that nature. The most I got was a funny look but nothing worse than that.
You've got this! You'll float through Texas and continue on your grand adventure!

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I'm hoping your trip is getting better. Being alone and far from home can absolutely be a terrifying experience. You're being brave and facing it head on though and that takes guts and I'm super proud of you. Hang in there!

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PinkBrat wrote:
You are two hours from me! I'm in Oklahoma. I used to go to Amarillo all the time. It's a really good place, in my opinion. I can't remember if my cousin still lives there or not. Anyway, I don't know about the transgender thing, but most of the people I met there were pretty accepting. I also have tats of things of that nature. The most I got was a funny look but nothing worse than that.
I actually came from Missouri, so I was closer. :D

I am now in Mesa, where my new home is, so much further :(
Somnom wrote:
You've got this! You'll float through Texas and continue on your grand adventure!

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Ohhh look at all the cute animals!
Dndmama wrote:
I'm hoping your trip is getting better. Being alone and far from home can absolutely be a terrifying experience. You're being brave and facing it head on though and that takes guts and I'm super proud of you. Hang in there!

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Thank you, Dndmama. I don't feel brave, just doing what I have to do. I enjoy traveling, but being alone in red country as a trans man terrifies me.

And the doggy with the ears just tickles me!
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Oh, I love old art memes. They are the best.

Real talk, though. Cats and pills. And trimming claws.

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