Life is Grand

I wrote this to a person that I’d known vaguely in high school. She was on a list of alumni for our class… I contacted her through the SHS website. πŸ™‚ She gave me a brief rundown of her life, so I decided to give hear a brief rundown…

LOL… I doubt you’d believe me if I told ya, but I’m going to anyway πŸ˜‰

Let’s see….

I have two kids by blood, one step-son. Nik is 15, Danielle is 9, and my stepson Tyler, is 16. I’m a cat scan technologist at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove. I live downtown currently (Mass Ave and Alabama St) but I’m moving south because I want my son (who’s moving in with me) to go to SHS. Pretty normal stuff aye?…. well now for the freaky stuff….

I’m a blogger
http://www.transadvocate.com
http://www.digitaldogmeat.com
and my personal blog
http://www.martiabernathey.com

I’m a pre-operative transsexual. God, if my ex-girlfriends could see me now. πŸ˜‰ I’ve been on hormones for 3 years (it will be 4 in September) and am looking at going to Thailand in the Summer of 2006 for the first part of my surgery.

I’m a writer. I’m currently writing a book about my life. I’ve had my work published in various GLBT websites and newspapers.

I’m a GLBT rights activist. I helped organize the largest GLBT protest in the state’s history (over 1000 people participated. The event was held on the east steps of the statehouse). I am the past president of “Rock Indiana Campaign for Equality.” I was part of the gathering of community leaders that met with Mitch Daniels (at the time he was the Republican candidate for governor. He won… btw). Currently we are working on getting Prop 68 passed in the Indianapolis City-County Council.This proposal would add sexual orientation and gender identity to Indianapolis’ Human Rights Ordinance. It is an ordinance that prohibits discrimination in housing or employment.

A few days ago I was looking at classmates.com, envious of the “perfect lives” many of the posters seem to have, while mine is very unconventional. But as I look back tonight, this review of my life has given me fresh perspective. I’m doing good things (in my job I am providing compassionate care. In my activism I’m working towards equal civil rights for all), I make decent money, and I’ve got 3 wonderful children. As I get older things just seem to get better and better. So, I’m not normal… I’m pretty happy.

Not bad for someone that was 4 year stoner (in high school) and had no ambition and a shitty family life. πŸ˜‰ Not too bad at all….

Damn, I’m pretty nifty! πŸ™‚

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2 thoughts on “Life is Grand”

  1. Wow! Awesome! You have a great life! Some really great accomplishments.

    I was a high school stoner…the valedictorian of a con school (continuation high school.) I had an ambition of being a fashion designer. Hehehehehe. Well that never panned out. But I’m pretty happy with my life too.

  2. Wow! Awesome! You have a great life! Some really great accomplishments.

    I was a high school stoner…the valedictorian of a con school (continuation high school.) I had an ambition of being a fashion designer. Hehehehehe. Well that never panned out. But I’m pretty happy with my life too.

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