Thank you everyone for your wonderfully compassionate and sage thoughts today on the bathroom question. I was looking for advice and you guys really came through. Your comments help me understand the situation a lot better.
After reading your words, I tweeted how fortunate I am to have supportive friends like you. You make such a big difference in my life. Previously, I felt isolated and had no one to discuss issues like this with. Isolation magnified my sadness -- but now it's gone for good. Simply knowing there are people as kind as you out there gives me strength and hope.
As you may know, my birthday is coming up (Nov. 3rd). It's my tradition to buy myself a present I truly like. I started this practice after realizing nobody will get me what I want because I'm unusual. Treating myself remedies that.
I just ordered something online that I've wanted my whole life. It wasn't expensive and will be dearly appreciated by me. I bought a purple dance-leotard and matching tutu!
For fun, I often visit a dancewear website to browse and dream; this time, I actually bought something. It'll arrive before my birthday and perhaps... maybe I'll take pictures. Then again, just having a pretty dance-outfit is a great gift for me. I'll enjoy it more than almost anything since, to me, it represents the life I want to have.
Do you buy yourself something for your birthday?