We all do that. Jackie is right it dose take a lot of confidence and courage to wake up and be happy with you.
I know that sounds like some stupid Hallmark bull, but 2 yr ago i was ready to end it. I get the bills the booze and wrote out a will. I took the bills drank the booze.
Had the craziest nightmare. The next day i did not die,, i piss off. But it gave me some hope.
Today i still get depress but not as bad and i stop judge myself against other CIS.
Just head down , work save, continue to fight medical for my surgeries and work out.
Be safe, be proud and be happy being you
That's a great post @Sandra6sandy9sand! thank you for sharing your thoughts and connecting with what I am sure many of us are feeling.
Regardless of our personal situations or differences, if somebody cannot see how interconnected we are by Covid and societies problems then they are truly lost.
This is actually a great opportunity for a fundamental change in America's "constitution" and direction (i.e., America's social conscious and morality ... not the actual Constitution... I agree it hasn't changed)
That's a great attitude Leah, and that you have been able to settle into a comfortable place.
I see the value of therapy for myself (and others here I assume) as helping us to find our inner voice and start to live truly as we feel we should. Its difficult to sometimes deal with the negative feelings as we may try to convince ourselves that the path to our journey should follow societies expectations.
I hate labels, I hate the idea that we are somehow required to declare/come out, but I also know that's the reality that society places on us.
YES! I agree❣️❣️❣️
My daughter is a little shy about her transition. First of all, after nearly 5 months, she looks like a girl and hard to distinguish otherwise, especially at her young age. How did it workout for you or your daughter? School is not going to start right away in person, however it will be online and he name is very feminine. The school faculty has been updated about her new status, but the students don't know as of yet. I appreciate you sharing your experiences so I can better prepare her.
OK so here might be a fun question for everyone.
After you started presenting as either a woman or man, have you ever either dated someone you knew, like a guy friend or a girl friend, or have you been hit on buy someone you knew? I would love to know if transitioning changed the friend dynamic or made old friends think differently about you. You don't have to respond and you don't have to get specific with any details. I'm just curious if old friends see you as a completely different person after your transition.
I had my first gender therapy session last Tuesday. I told her thatb I've always known that I was a girl fron the youngest age and that I wished I could have switched places with my sister. I told her that when I finally told my mom I felt like a giant crushing weight had been lifted off my chest. At this point in my life I feel I'm ready to have the surgery but I know they want to make sure I'm sure thats what I really want. I feel that that is the best course of action. I may feel I'm ready but I haven't even lived as a woman yet. Though I still feel I'm ready. I wont regret having it. Been a dream of mine since I was 12.
Some do not like that the WPATH protocols and look at them as gatekeeping. But the time required to get approval is done to ensure you are ready and fully understand the change. As I told my therapist, I knew it would only change what's below my belt and that only I would know. (unlike electrolysis or body changes from HRT). Its doesn't change how you react to others, or any other "issues" one might have. Those that regret surgery IMO are those who have not prepared and been honest with themselves. Obviously living as a woman has its good and bad sides. After all we live in a male dominated society. That said, I don't believe anyone here has any regrets! I certainly don't.
When I'm ready to come out on social media I'm just going to rip that duct tape right off and who ever decides they don't want to be around me or talk to me then I'm just going to let them go. There was only one person I was scared to tell and that was bmy mom, everyone else can just go lick a pickle! I can't keep caring about what people think of me. If they cared then they would be supportive and not judge me because of who I am on the outside. I'm still me, the wrapper doesn't change the candy bar. It's still the same candy on the inside. So for me at least, when it comes to social media, I'm just going to put it out there and whatever hair comes off with that sticky duct tape will have to just go.