Merry Christmas

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Stuart Carlson)

I know there has been a dearth of cartoons and content in general here on this blog in recent weeks and for that I am sorry.

To be honest, it is true that there isn't whole a lot happening in Washington these days, but it's also true that I have been more heavily focused on my personal life and my transition (no pun intended) to simply living like a regular person. The coronavirus pandemic isn't over nor will it be anytime soon, but I have progressed to a point in my personal social and medical transition that I am now comfortable enough to make new friends and look for potential partners. I have reached a point wherein I have normalized myself and primarily think of myself as a woman first and a transgender woman second. And to that end, I've been going through of process of figuring out what everything means to me and what I really want.

I have no intention of abandoning this blog, the extremely intelligent readers who have frequently commented here for years, or the generous people who have supported me with donations, but I will be honest and say that I don't know what the frequency of posts here will look like through this winter.

Because there has been so little content here, I decided against running my usual winter fundraiser that would normally run for an entire week because I do not feel like I've earned it.

If anyone would like to help me pay for my transition medication which I'm going to need for the rest of my life, I am going to leave a one-time button here to do that. I certainly would not begrudge anyone who no longer considers it a worthy investment.

For the first time in my life, I am going to spend Christmas with a girlfriend. I'm cooking Christmas dinner for the two of us and I've been preparing for weeks. I am looking forward to it immensely. I hope everyone reading this has a pleasant holiday in spite of whatever else is occuring in the world. Many people hate the holidays for their own understandable reasons, but I refuse to be one of them even if I have more reasons than most. I finally get to actually enjoy them.