Before embarking on an extended time out en femme (like my trip to Hamvention this week), there is always some trepidation.
This morning, I awoke at 4 AM and could not fall back to sleep because I was thinking about all that could go wrong during my trip. By the time I got out of bed nearly two hours later, I was so agitated that I seriously considered cancelling my plans.
Mind you, all of my past extended times out en femme have been wonderful positive and affirming experiences with nary a problem.
So why do I worry?
It is my nature to worry. Always has been. And my biggest worry is that since I have never had any problems in the past, I am way overdue to have a problem.
That's the half-empty glass perspective; I need to concentrate on the half-full glass perspective, which is that since I never had a problem, I must be doing things right and if I continue to do things right, my track record should continue unblemished.
Now, that should be my mantra!