|Works for Escapes As Well|
I have been going out almost 35 years and as with many of us, Halloween was the anniversary of my first Escape. WOW, the excitement of that first escape. A restaurant costume contest. I have it written here.
Many assume I have transitioned and I have received e-mails congratulating me on such a successful transition. That is not exactly what I have accomplished. To a degree, I have socially and professionally transitioned; totally transitioned - not.
I belong to several business groups and have social groups that I attend. Professionally I have worked as a volunteer, administrative assistant, non-profit coordinator / fundraiser and now as a venture capital banker / startup Chief Operation Officer (COO). This takes up much of my time. Other times are spent androgynous with most assuming what they may. This presentation is mostly neither male or female; just me.
I still very much value my time out in what I encourage and call Escapes. I do not believe that I will ever become tired or accept as mundane my adventures into the land of femininity. Even in a day where I may have a back-to-back business meetings, lunch with friends or music concerts, I still feel the excitement of choosing my outfit, doing my hair/makeup and heading for the door.
Still, events occur that have a “first time” feel. I make an effort the savor experiences and see the challenge; the thrill of daily experiences. I hope to always challenge myself and appreciate events as accomplishments.
A few weeks back, after two business meeting, I was dropped back at my car to find that it would not start - dead battery. Certainly, something that has happened before. This time the challenge was, “How shall I handle this, presenting female?" I did not panic or even feel trepidation and went about dealing with the situation as always. Road service was called. A very friendly tow operator provided a jump and I drove across the street to get a new battery installed.
To my amazement and liking in this situation, the female repair technician said: “Honey I will get you home in no time”. When quickly done, the price was more than originally quoted and she whispered to me, “I will honor the price and throw in free installation. Will that be OK?” I thanked her paid my bill and was on my way. Problem solved.
I hope I never transition to the point where life is dull and events do not provide challenges, interest or at the least, stories.
What escapes adventure are you going to have over the holidays? Tell us the story.