Regret

Dream dancer, by Lisa Lees

"To thine own self, be true."

Do I have regrets about having "changed sex" in light of the way things have worked out? No. For me there was really no choice, and definitely no going back (because there was no back to which to go).

Table talk comic by Lisa Lees.

"This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man." (Shakespeare, Hamlet.) Didn't work so well for Polonious, Ophelia or Laertes, did it? But still, I believe it's good advice. "To be nobody-but-yourself—in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else—means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." (E.E. Cummings.)

Table talk comic by Lisa Lees.

If I had it to do over... I would do so. In hindsight I might do some minor things differently. But I doubt I would be happy with the results any major change would make. Perhaps on the next turn of the wheel things will work out better for me and those who have been adversely affected by my existence.