It’s my first Christmas as Alison, and in many ways I have never been happier.

The blog has died down in recent weeks, but I’m not stressing about it. I’ve been doing a lot of writing, both over at Wattpad and in a private writing group where I’m blazing on a novel. It feels good.

Life just feels good, generally. My first Christmas as myself, both in my heart and on my driver’s license, is something I’ve wanted for a long time. I was so close to it last year, but it was a few days after Christmas that I came out to my kids and more than a month later before I started telling everyone. To be here now, a year later, finally whole … the feeling can’t be quantified. It just is.

Oh! And I was recently interviewed for an article in the Toledo Blaze, a thing that happened because someone read the Skeptoid article I wrote on Christmas last year. So that was pretty cool.

There are a lot of things I could be complaining about right now, job and money chief amongst them, but there will be time for that after the holidays.ย  I will also write more regularly on the blog again after the new year. The next few days are about my kids, my family, and my Self.

Happy holidays, everyone.



Alex Forshaw says:

Happy Christmas Ali! xxx

ariamythe says:

Thanks, Alex. And Happy New Year to you (since I’ve been lazy and not checked my comments sooner!).

Zarah says:

Merry Christmas from me too – and have fun with your novel! ๐Ÿ™‚

BTW, you might like this. It’s from a wordpress blogger who published her first novel as an “indie author”(self-published) this year: 60 small steps from the dream of being a published writer to the actual publication:

All the best for 2015 ๐Ÿ™‚

ariamythe says:

Thanks, Zarah. And thanks for the link. I will have to check it out.

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