#54 – “The Hero’s Journey” – My Progress

Roadmap as represented by the steps from Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey – Referenced here and here.

Currently I Am At:

A. Departure – 4. The Crossing Of The First Threshold

“This is the point where the person actually crosses into the field of adventure, leaving the known limits of his or her world and venturing into an unknown and dangerous realm where the rules and limits are not known.”

I was previously at:

A. Departure – 3. Supernatural Aid
“Once the hero has committed to the quest, consciously or unconsciously, his or her guide and magical helper appears, or becomes known.”

Check back often to see where I’m at.
(Updated as of October 4, 2010 at 4:52 PM PDT – GMT -08:00)

#53 – Did You Read My Story? (If not, read this post.)

I’ve posted it here on that tab up at the top of my page, and even in a post in a private group I moderate on Flickr.

Today, at around 1:30 AM my time, after talking to a new friend elsewhere online. That moment has come…

“Julie… You are home.” (or more appropriately, “welcome honey xoxo” ^_^; )

I’ve had tears in my eyes, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. I know there’s a lot of people I need to talk to – old friends, new friends, those who may not know, those who may know but don’t ask, and most of all, my family.

More importantly, I have to admit it to myself, and learn to love and accept myself for who I am. I’m not a freak, I’m not alone, I have a gift that some others don’t have.

I am transgendered.

The journey has started, it will continue, no matter how long it takes, no matter how hard the road may be. Eventually, I will reach my goal. I hope the people that matter the most to me will be there with me, on the way, or near the journey’s end.

Consider the last month and a half of entries to be the “prologue” of sorts, to the greater story that is my life.