Just enough time this morning for me to say… wowzers! This September has certainly been a busy one for me so far! As previously noted, I had a busy Labor Day weekend (ironic, isn’t it?), with not only a visit with relatives but a unexpected fire alarm. Then last week, I was feted for my 15-year work anniversary at my place of employment.
But that’s not the end of it, not by any means. I’ve already attended a couple of support group meetings this month, the most recent of which saw us send off one of our group with well wishes (she’s moving to California). Then, Male Mode Me will have big volunteer opportunities coming up not only later this morning but also late next week. And on top of all that, my little sister is getting married at the very end of this month, meaning there’s another out-of-town trip awaiting me (I’ve already got the hotel room booked).
While all that is well and great (especially the support meetings), two really big things for my female side have been on my September schedule, one already occurred and one still awaiting me. I don’t know about the results of either event, meaning I must go into detail on them later. But I will describe them briefly here: This coming Saturday, I’m set to go to another poetry reading. It’s won’t be at Mother Fool’s, where I performed poetry as Allison for the first time, but rather at another coffee house I scoped out in male mode during the summer. That means this week, in addition to working for a living, I’ll be busy writing new poetry and/or deciding which of my previous works of poetry I should present to the audience. What’s more, I’m looking forward to seeing at least one familiar face in that crowd (they know who they are *grin*).
Perhaps more exciting than being behind a mic and in front of an audience, this past Sunday I had the privilege to be in front of the camera… with a real, true professional photographer behind it! Very late last week, I learned of a LGBTQ-oriented photo shoot event, and I knew I just had to take part, even if it meant skipping a necessary Sunday trip to the gym. So, I got all dolled up, went over to the east side of town, and joined several other folks from Madison’s LGBT+ community in getting our picture taken. I don’t know how my pictures turned out, as it will take a few weeks for the photographer to sort out everything. But it’s safe to say that I am anticipating seeing the results. When I do, I will further go into detail about my day on this blog.
So, yeah, it’s definitely been and will still be a busy September for me. Speaking of which, I gotta get going and head off to work. Speaking of work, I’ve been putting in some required overtime. Yeah, I’ve been one busy girl.