Dear Younger Me

Mar 1, 2024 | 2024 Spring - Letters to Myself

By Robyn Walters

Dear Younger Me.

Surprised? Communications are much improved since your high school days.

I thought it might be helpful for you to know a few things of the life you are to live. We’ve made it to 86, at least. Hoping for a good many more happy, healthy years.

I recently thought of you while operating my amateur radio from a small laptop computer. I remembered that you passed your first radio test when you were 16, and I’ve continued that hobby for the past 70 years.

Some other things have changed, though, some of which began to surface in those teen years before you attended the U.S. Naval Academy and began a long Navy career. The lingerie fetish that is becoming a well-developed part of you continued for decades. You will find there’s more to it than the attraction to women’s clothes, though. You can’t imagine it yet, but at age 58, I admitted to being a cross-dresser. Five years later, I surgically became Robyn. Now I’m just known as a very active elderly woman with bisexual leanings who once was male. My husband of 23 years and I live in a small condominium on the island of Maui. As Robyn, I have realized an attraction to both men and women. Maybe I will explore that duality more in my/our next life.

So don’t worry, youngster. Sit back and enjoy the ride. Take notes; you might want to write about it, someday. I can recommend a good magazine.

An older, changed version of you

Robyn Walters is a married, non-practicing bisexual transgender woman, who is a BWQ proofreader and occasional content contributor.

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