Being young, queer, and navigating life at a transitional time

Hello World!

Hello World!!!

I’ve been thinking about blogging for a long time because I find that I have a lot to say and not necessarily a lot of people to say it too.  This could be my expression board.  That’s so exciting!!!

Anyways, my name is Shaina.  I’m a woman who constantly finds herself lost in her thoughts.  That’s easy to do when you live in a city of 10 million people.  You rarely bump into people you know randomly so while you’re out and about, you occupy yourself with your iPod and your thoughts.  So this is an inside look into what swirls through my head and how it all plays into this wonderful yet scary transitional period of my life.

So here are the players —

Me — Shaina, Bronx born and raised. I’m the first to admit that I’m flawed.  I’m smart, ambitious, sensitive, giving, loving, a work in progress, a hopeless romantic.

JR — my fiancée, Chicago born and raised, somewhat of a hippie, artist (writer, performing poet, musician). She’s smart, moody, funny, observant, sweet, needy yet independent, strong personality.  She actually my perfect complement.

I have an army of family members who I’m very close to and will probably show up in posts.  I have a mom and stepdad (not so close to them), a dad and stepmom (who I love more than life and who are so supportive of me emotionally), three sisters (aged 21,19, and 14) and three brothers (aged 15, 10, and 6).

I also have a circle of sister friends who I love and adore.  They are definitely my sister spirits.

M — Basketball player from Albany, unlucky in love, we have a bond that people don’t understand but that is very dear to me

A — My sister from Atlanta, older and wiser, married to the love of her life “Charlie”, I’ve never actually met her in real life only online and via phone but she’s so wonderful and confident and everything I hope to be one day

K — Diplomatic security officer, army vet, married to a NYPD detective and has a son who’ll be 1 yrs old in August, very confident and very blunt but very protective of me and our friendship.

KD — One of my more interesting friendship stories, she’s kind of a hippie, our love lives are mirror images of each other, she’s a doula and an activist for reproductive freedom, and a hopeless romantic.

Nic — Ivy League grad (Penn and Columbia), super smart and sometimes pretentious but I love her anyway :), she’s sweet, naive about life, funny, currently works in finance but a hippie at heart (sings like an angel).

That’s all for right now.  I’ll talk to you soon.  Thanks for listening.

Love and light.

Shaina

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Comments on: "Hello World!" (1)

  1. sunshine is heaven ("kd") said:

    shay, i am so proud of you taking this leap and putting your thoughts and opinions out there. i am so excited to have a new blog to support. you are a phenomenal woman and now the world will see what we have known. i love you. :0)

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