Monday, June 26, 2006

SEATTLE PRIDE



Have PRIDE, version 2.0!












This weekend was PRIDE Seattle.

I attended the Seattle PRIDE parade for the the first time. It seems fitting because I have made a lot of 'discoveries" about myself this year and it's the first year I truely have PRIDE of who I am. The biggest discovery this year is this: I love women and I always will. How can I not? But at the same time, I love men, oh yeah...so why choose!!??

Vanilla or Chocolate!??!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want both!!! And I shall have both!

Am I straight, nope!

Am I gay, nope!

I guess, I would say that would place me firmly in the middle...happily bisexual Michael!!

I have known this about myself for a while, but the most important part
of my discovery this year is the simple fact I am ok with it, I like
it, its part of me. I want it to be part of me; I do not want to run away
from it anymore. Life is too short, I need to live and live it to the
fullest! To do this I need to be true to who I am! Now I can be and will always be!!!!!!!!!

hahhahahaha, yup that is me!

So help me celebrate PRIDE! HOW?

  • Remember not everything is black and white. You can't fit people in a box and expect them to be happy.
  • Life is to live and enjoy, if someone is not hurting another person, let them live their life.
  • Do not be so quick to judge, instead listen and offer support.


There have been many people in my life who have helped me, and
it has not always easy to be me. However, now for the first time in 35
years I feel good waking up everyday as Michael Woodward. I know who I
am. Thank you to all who have helped me on this journey.

Now - lets continue having fun!!


*** this had been posted last Friday, however, somehow when I made some editions to it over the weekend, the entire post was wiped out! Here it is again....version 2.0! - Michael ***

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

WORK SUCKS

ENOUGH SAID! There is no other way to say it. A friend of mine was laid off today. My company has a way of "laying off" people, instead of firing them. The sad part is, we have a few employees who are not worthy of employment, however they are still there and now my friend is not. She worked late everyday and tried to work with the customers, however, not good enough! FUCKING place...I am out of there. I need to focus this week on looking for another job and getting myself working closer to home. The commute is a bitch every day, and after today, I have no energy to stay there....why should I??? I realize my job is changing, I will be doing customer service full time soon, I can tell. Not what I want to do, considering I did it 10 yrs ago!

So, I have decided...see ya......what next? I dont know. That is the big issue facing me now.

Friday, June 02, 2006

My office smells pretty!!!!!!!!

It is amazing how the simplest gesture of kindness can make your entire day! WOW! I was discussing with my co worker Chris yesterday how Peonies were my favorite flowers. I have loved them since childhood, I love the smell and would sit for hours watching the ants run all over them tops of them. They now remind me of my grandmother, who has since passed away, she would tend to the masssive hedge of Peonies that were planted outside of the apartment building they owned. Every summer she would cut a large bunch of them, and they would be through out her house, filling the entire place with their fragrance. Now my office smells of these flowers and a nice reminder of home. Thanks Chris!

As I said this morning when I arrived: "My office smells pretty!" Much to the delight of my co workers! Ahh...to bring humor to the work place!!