I am not here to change the World

For awhile now, I stopped watching local and national broadcast news and reading newspapers except maybe editorials, my favorite editorialist being Rachel Maddow, who I don’t even regularly follow. I only learn anew about what’s happening by happenstance while online or when mentioned by someone I know who is personally affected by a situation, whether directly or otherwise. It’s not that I’m apathetic to what’s going on in the world, I just know I can do only so much to change things going on around me both near and afar and if I can’t do something about it personally, I never feel guilt or shame that I wasn’t able to do something to change the situation. I live by the motto that I’ve read or heard countless times since my hippie days which states “Think Globally Act Locally.” I also live my life by the Serenity Prayer which I pray daily and which states

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference!

Deanna Joy Hallmark, emphasis on Joy!

About Deanna Joy Hallmark

I am a post-op transgender woman who has now completed transition and living my life as the woman I was born to be. I have been writing my blog, now titled "A Spy in the Enemy Camp - A transgender woman’s perspective from having lived as a man among men" since December 2011. Originally a record of my process and feelings in transition, last summer in 2013 it took on observations from both sides of the gender binary and now will also be looking at my past life pretending to be the man I never was and how it finally brought me to where I am today, the beautiful intelligent woman I had always believed I should have been since I was little.
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