My collar was commented on today for the first time. A male coworker asked me if my thumb ring meant anything. It completely caught me off guard. I scrambled to come up with an excuse… “I found it, thought it was cool on my thumb…”.

I could feel my ears turning red as it came out of my mouth. I ended up emailing him that it did indeed have meaning but it wasn’t something I really wanted to talk about at my cube. He emailed back that he had seen my reaction… my goose was cooked anyway.

After he left I noticed I had this quiet little glow in me. It made me happy to have someone ask. I wanted to tell him what that simple gold band on my thumb was. I am proud of my collar and to be his.