Thirty of us celebrated: it is ten years since I started to go to work expressing myself female. I had done eighteen months’ preparation after making the decision, it took all my courage, and was the best thing I have ever done.
Because I had people here who did not know each other, I started with a sharing circle. State your name, and something which has delighted you in the last two weeks. Then a second go-round: state your name again, and either your Intention or something you know that no-one else here knows. It worked. People who had not met an hour before were soon chatting animatedly.
My Intent is to get a job.
My main Desire recently has been to achieve control, and being a low-functioning control freak I could only get control over this beautiful space: and I found it delightful that with all these people I had no control at all, not even here.
After eating, we had Entertainments. Then seven people stayed here overnight, and had a relaxed Sunday morning together. I have not celebrated in this way, or hosted anything like it before.