That sounds a good idea, at least for some. I don't know how many such numbers you have over there but, for me, it gets confusing if numbers mount. I would still be calling 999 here which I learn't when I was little as a single easy remembered number rather than having to make a decision from unclear memory. I would not remember all ours without looking : 999, 111, 101 and 112. That is without a suicide line although 112 is the same as 999. Otherwise advising use of the Samaritans number here (free and unlisted on bills) 116 123. Obviously more to remember, but at least no area code so only six digits.
Me too, Sandra. I started at about 8, I seem to remember, but there were times before then when I just tripped on tight DIY costumes. I've reached 75 years with those same things as you, and I'm very happy to know I'm not the only fogy on this forum. I'm sitting here in a comfortable black bra that's starting to poke, and tight fitting tuckable panties. The feelings are moving away from sexual gratification toward enjoyment of the sensations and some understanding of how women feel. I'm letting my hair grow out, enjoy the "curls" in the mornings, but other than home, I wear it in a man-style pony with a bandana head scarf. I imagine myself as a young attractive girl, I enjoy dressing up alone at home, but the sight greeting me in the mirror turns me off on the idea of "presenting" in public. Uugglyyy.
Really, I have no idea what to make of it all. This forum is teaching me to accept, "It is what it is." I shop on ebay and AliExpress, where the clothes are cheap in price and quality, but it's fun getting new stuff in the mail. Go try it on immediately, usually with my collection of vibes, but they're becoming irrelevant. So I don't know where this path will lead me, but I don't care much at my age, and I'm curious to see the sights along the way. From here on out, we fogies can live our lives the way we want and I enjoy trying to figure out what that is.
Hope to talk some more, friend.
That “mold“ is always changing with the times and it’s likely your view and understanding of yourself will change and develop over time. In my own journey, as I reach each new milestone and look back on my thoughts and beliefs, I noticed how much they have changed as well. Each journey is unique and independent of everyone else's.
Japan has been very slow to adopt policies & laws to protect trans rights. Not surprising in a tradition-bound male dominated society.
Thank you @Jackie C. truly is important to find what makes me happiest. I lose sight of that a lot and get caught up in other things. I really appreciate your wisdom! The only thing stopping me from finding that happiness is myself.
Gotta love the VA. I walk into the woman's clinic. the receptionist asks, "How can I help you, Ma'am. it just feels good. most everyone there calls me Kymmie. I truly am comfortable at the VA being my true self. Even though it is a place where military personal are everywhere. The air even seems full of T. yet.
I had a discussion with my GYN. I feel that I am working towards my goal. How ever slowly. All of my medical team is helping me towards my goal. Whether it is divorced or still married.
Thank you for sharing this part of yourself hun! I hope whatever happens in your relationship, it's for the best for your happiness, and hers too. We do need to be self-focused sometimes though, or we might never be happy.
I totally relate to growing up feeling envious of females, shopping and dressing up and all. I remember always wanting that but it felt forbidden, you know...
In the U.S. it depends on your state. You are flying the State Of Washington flag in your profile and there the answer is yes but it depends on the individual county Public Social Services agency that approves foster homes for the court system. I have friends in CA who are Trans, and get Trans Kids staying with them for various periods of time. You might also look at the idea of providing a home for Trans teens who have "aged out" of the normal foster care systems, but who can be eligible for housing assistance from the state or private groups.
Happy early Birthday, Debra. Another Sagittarius. Glad your father is doing good.
Had my appointment with my GYN. Everything is looking good. Being I am maxed out on my spirono. SHe is going to switch me over to a different med. Shots once a month. d something can't remember. It supposed to shut down T production. While I am advised that Estrogen wouldn't be good for me. With unprovoked blood clots.