So for me, the scariest part of this transition so far aside from the whole coming out to…literally everyone…has been the transition into the men’s room. The worst part of it for me was the uncertainty. I knew what to expect in the women’s room. I knew what women did when they got changed to go to the gym, I knew what they chit-chatted about while they washed their hands.
But what did guys small talk about? Did they even small talk the way women do? Do they just run around the locker room naked?
A few months ago, I posted some tips for changing locker rooms, but I’ve decided to kind of turn this into a regular sort of series. It’ll probably give me a little more impetus to blog regularly: something that I’ve been wanting to do. And I hope that an honest look at what goes on for real inside the men’s rooms will make people a little more comfortable when they decide to make the change.
I regret to inform you that it’s a fair bit more mundane than you’d expect, but I think that’s been part of my problem: I’ve been avoiding talking about the mundane and focusing on the changes when, really, that day-to-day drear is truly just part of this journey. It’s really what most of us are trying so hard to obtain: simplicity, regularity.
So I haven’t been to the gym much this week (sinus infections make working out hard), but my plan is to start this next Friday and to bring you guys all the drag details from the men’s room.
Until next time,