I have implemented a giant change in my life: I am aiming to settle abroad in the long-term.
I have sold my house and this week I am moving out.
I will have an address in Britain for a while as it's difficult to vanish all in one go and I need a base for return trips. That will be in the North of England, which means I should be able to spend more time with my many trans friends there, especially those near Manchester.
But chiefly I am moving to the Mediterranean. Next week I will head to Italy by train via Paris.
Yes, I have already made initial enquiries with trans groups in Italy, France, Spain (and even Austria). The final destination is not settled yet.
Why? Well, mainly health, politics and a number of difficulties here that have made life much harder. Subjects for a more detailed post another day.
I have lived in London virtually all my life and so it does feel odd leaving all that behind. But I feel the time has come and I am looking ahead now.