How have you been? I know it’s been a minute but I have been traveling for work over the last week or so. I am exhausted! I normally travel for work but I haven’t been doing so since February of last year. I THINK I am back to traveling on a more regular schedule but we’ll see. I like my job and the opportunities it provides but goodness it wipes me out. When I am at the office for work it’s usually for a lot of meetings and such and it really takes me out of my little routine which throws me off the entire time I am out of town. It’s nice to come home. For me, being away from familiar surroundings and my routine really exhausts me. Of course, the endless meetings when I am out of town don’t help much.
Thank goodness for crossdressing. Really.
After the stress of traveling and work, I can’t tell you how nice it was to come back to the hotel and slip into something cute, whether lingerie or a nightgown and just de-stress and relax. It really helps take the edge off of a busy day. When I am in the office, it’s all khakis and neckties which is completely different from my normal work-at-home attire of leggings and a cardigan.
Clothes are absolutely a way for me to stay connected to my femme side, even if it’s just under-dresssing. Femme clothes represent a break from my male life, the side of my life that attends meetings and wears suits. Going from one gender presentation to another is not unlike flipping a switch. Even if am not presenting completely en femme, changing from a dress shirt to a nightgown is also like flipping a switch and going from the stresses of life to downtime.
I’ll end this week with going out on Saturday and I am really looking forward to getting completely dolled up and spending the day in a cute dress and heels. It’s the perfect way to unwind after such a stressful and exhausting trip.
Thank goodness for this side of me, for this side of us.