Happy Valentine’s Day!

This is a reminder to love yourself on this overly commercialized day 🙂 

It is my parent’s wedding anniversary so Feb. 14th does actually have some sentimental meaning for me (Love you both!).

I bought a red dress a few weeks back because the only red one I have is my Renaissance dress. Anyhow, the pics seemed appropriate for today.

This is just a quick post,

I am catching up on some work tonight and my kiddos are here as well. I do have more stories and life updates to write up later and hope to do so very soon.

One quick note: according to the U.S. Passport website status update, my passport application is in it’s final stages and should be mailed by 2/16! I am hoping this means there are no issues and they processed it correctly. I will certainly update once I receive it.

Enjoy your heart shaped pizzas or whatever it is you may do today for fun 🙂

-Ari

http://arianadanielle.com

My goal in sharing my transition is to represent transgender people in the positive light that we all deserve. Re-blogs are always okay if they are for this purpose, but if you are a fetish blog or fetish website then I want nothing to do with you and you do not have my permission to use my images.

Random Picture Post – Wonderful but Tough Times

I had a bit of a rough weekend. Major crying fits last night. Fell asleep about 3 am, got up briefly in the morning then went back to sleep until about 2:45 pm today. Could be hormones, but it was more likely where my thoughts were stuck focusing. I was missing my kids. After spending about 30 hours with them, I came back to an empty apartment and broke down crying. I love them so much and wish my transition was not costing us all so much. Also, this week is going to be challenging. I should be getting the first draft of my divorce agreement to review this week. Also, I have been talking with a supportive HR person I have found at work. We are going to have a conference call with my manager this Wednesday and I am going to come out to him. I am terrified but excited about that. I work from home for a conservative company based in the South (I live in the suburbs of Chicago). I love my job and want to hold onto it so I am worried. Still, that overriding hope has found its way back to the forefront of my mind again. Please send positive thoughts my way this week!

Overall, in spite of the rough weekend, the past two weeks have been amazing. I spent most of it being able to be myself. I saw a podiatrist (foot doctor – she was awesome and treated me like any woman) about an issue that was preventing me from wearing my more fun shoes and got good news about that. I had my second laser hair removal appointment and an electrolysis appointment for an area other than my face. *Ahem*

Anyway, I just want to share that even though I felt incredibly beat down, weak, and just plain overwhelmed on Saturday night/early Sunday – I am doing my best to blaze forward and be confident that things will all work out.

I wish you all the best.

Ariana Pretends to Check Her Makeup and Hair While Stealthily Snapping Selfies

OR

Ariana Has Been Attacked by the Headless Monks

OR

I Just Like My New Mirror and the Light Was Good

OR

Ariana Still Can’t Get Over Having Her Ears Pierced

you can take your pick on the headline 😉

-Ariana