Ode to my Father! (Birthday/Father’s Day Present!)

(I don’t think this is technically an “ode” but it just sounded right at the moment so bear with me on that!)

My Dad’s birthday falls only slightly before Father’s Day which has always made me feel bad for him, in the sense that many others whose births may have taken place very close to certain holidays I’m sure can relate to.

(Only getting one gift and all that jazz half the time…)

Finding myself in a struggling state financially right now I have since decided to make his present this year something he has been asking me or my sister now for YEARS!

Almost, every time I see him anymore (or talk to my sister about similar circumstances) he will literally beg for one us to write a book about his life.

This is a typical thing I would say many nearing ever closer to “old age” begin to think about. The whole wanting to be remembered and all that which I totally understand!

While, I can’t say I will, most likely, ever write a full blown book on my father, I probably could because he really has had a fairly interesting life so far.

You could almost say he is literally the definition of the ol’ “truth can be stranger than fiction” saying!

My dad is a simple man in many ways.

He’s always worked his butt of as a union dock builder claiming to love it for the adrenaline rush! He has since retired only a little over a year ago or so. Recently, he seems to even be researching various ways to ease this itch!

The most recent I was personally witness to, was him wanting to try to enter a demolition derby! If you didn’t guess, he is also a huge fan of Nascar which even though I will occasionally watch with him….

I can’t stand at all!

Half the time I honestly just end up making fun of it! (No offense to any fans!)

He enjoys things like fishing and other various activities of that nature. Pretty much my point in giving this basic rundown is simply….

WE LITERALLY HAVE NOTHING IN COMMON!

Essentially…

What we do share in common is the fact that we are extremely nice people who will usually do anything we can to help people!

(Granted…I do feel I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older that he may occasionally do this just for the gratitude and appreciation….but that’s neither here nor there!)

My dad is the type of man who will pull over to the side of the road whenever he sees anyone in trouble no matter who they may be!

He really will honestly do anything for anyone to the point you could almost say he is taken advantage of sometimes.

Crazy times include for example, literally climbing into a building that was on fire to save an old man and carry him down to safety….

Yea…he’s freakin’ nuts…

(Not always in good ways I assure you…he’s not known in his town as “The Crazy Irish Leprechaun” for nothing!)

When all is said and done though I would never wish for another father ever and I love him more than life!

He probably sometimes doubts this but I would hope, at least, recently that he has finally been realizing how much this is true.

I’ve gained so much of my random knowledge and experiences from my father that I probably don’t even realize sometimes where I pull random things from is, more often than not, something I learned from him.

I feel like we are still, in a lot of ways, slightly weird since I transitioned because I know he’s not entirely comfortable with it but he has still always been there for me whenever I need it the most!

I honestly could go on and on but I’m going to wrap it up here, at least for now.

I love you, Dad!

Happy Father’s Day to all you amazing Father’s out there!

We know you put up with a lot from us sometimes, just know how much we truly appreciate it!

(Unless, you have a terrible child and then my condolences….You’re still awesome to me!)

Thank you so much for Reading!

“Lighthouse 1”by tijmz is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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Building My Brand! (Making a Name for Yourself, Online or Otherwise!)

By: Cailin Conroy

I’d just like to start off by saying that I can still honestly not get over how utterly enormous my previous post was…

What a “behemoth” that turned out to be, huh? Jeez!

Lesson learned and I promise I will try to never release a post that substantially large ever again!

Now, on with today’s topic…

SELL YOUR BRAND!

What exactly does this mean?

I have found myself over recent weeks and months, doing more research, on more topics and information, than I have in a very long time! During said research, I kept coming across the phrase “sell your brand.” I wouldn’t say it was a term I had never heard before but at the same time certainly not one I fully understood?

Until now!

Or at least I’d like to think so….

From what I’ve gathered, it’s mainly about just getting your particular name or business out there in anyway that you can. Whether it be by word of mouth, posting on social media, using various other services, friends and family, blah blah blah…..

Seriously, though! Clearly, this is important! I don’t think it matters exactly how you decide to go about the means to obtain what it is you would like to achieve as long as you keep trying your best I guess?

For the most part, I’d like to think I’m a believer in the philosophy that if you set your mind to something and it’s really what you want…

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

(Cliche I know, but I’m a true believer!)

I didn’t intend to keep this post long or practically informative. You could even say it’s more just for my own self satisfaction or whatever. Make me feel like I haven’t been wasting so much of my time on my varying recent endeavors.

But, to be honest, I really could care less! Haha, I’ve been having a blast just messing around, trying things I’ve never done before but also wanted to do, reaching out and communicating with other creators, etc.

O, by the way, I’ve recently came up with a rough plan or structure that my blog shall hopefully begin to follow shortly!

Hence forth!

I shall be attempting to always release new content on Mondays and Thursdays every week! On Mondays I plan to focus on topics mainly related to my various interests ranging from what I might be into at the time to something I’ve always been passionate about!

I shall be referring to this as MEDIA MONDAYS!

(IKR! Great name!)

(Sense the sarcasm….?)

So what does this mean for Thursdays you ask?

TRANS-RELATED THURSDAYS!

(I bet you didn’t see that one coming!)

Where I discuss all transgender related topics having to do with not only my own experiences but other things that may be going on in the trans-community!

This is not to say these will be the only days I will ever post. This is more so, not only for myself, to help me maintain a schedule but also so new potential followers know when to look out for my content!

I suppose with that, I’m gonna wrap things up for now! I hope with all the power within me this post has remained a decent size….

I promise I’m really going to get my technique down eventually!

Thanks you as always for reading!

Let me know what you think about my posting ideas or schedule down in the comments! I’d love to hear anyone’s opinions!

Love you all! Till next time!

“Flat Design: Building” by Chelsea Frankel is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Well, Hello! Whoever you are…

By: Cailin Conroy

If you’ve somehow managed already to stumble upon this blog I would have to say I’m absolutely shocked, haha!

I’m not even gonna lie to you but this is all very, very new to me.

I’m currently in the process of trying to grow my online presence both professionally and personally. I really came across wordpress.com completely by accident while filling out a job application that asked if I was proficient in it…..

Well I guess you could say I’m almost there now, right!

Anyways, If you’ve somehow managed to continue to read and don’t already find my lack of grammar or sentence structure to be absolutely abysmal….

I welcome you to follow my blog as well as my other up and coming soon to be projects!

If you have any interest in transgender related topics, music, gaming, anime or life in general then I’m the girl for you!

Look forward to all this content and more!

Thank you so much for reading! I already love you!

Till next time, Ciao!

I don’t think I’ve ever said that before in my life but it just felt right…..